Women’s FA Cup Final: Everton 1-3 Manchester City - Holders defend FA Cup in thrilling game

Manchester City have won the FA Cup for the second successive season
Manchester City have won the FA Cup for the second successive season (PA)
17:18pm, Sun 01 Nov 2020
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Six months after the original date for the final, Willie Kirk’s Toffees will be looking to dethrone Gareth Taylor’s defending champions in what would be their first FA Cup triumph in a decade.

Meanwhile, City are bidding to lift the trophy for a third time in four years and would move level with Charlton as the fourth most successful team in the competition’s history with a win.

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Everton 1-3 Manchester City

That has to be a really tough one for Everton to take. Manchester City deserved the victory but when they had got themselves back into the game, to then concede when you’re only eight minutes away from penalties is really gut-wrenching.

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Everton 1-3 Manchester City

FULL-TIME: Gareth Taylor’s substitutions paid off! Goals from subs Georgia Stanway and Janine Beckie have won them the FA Cup for a second successive time!

Everton were spirited and kept themselves in the game for nearly two hours but in the end the class of City shone through.

Congratulations to City. Commiserations to Everton. WHAT. A. GAME.

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Everton 1-3 Manchester City

120+2min: GOAL! Janine Beckie seals the FA Cup for Manchester City!

So much space at the end of the game sees Stanway lay the ball off for substitute Janine Beckie to slide the ball past MacIver from eight yards out.

And that’s the last kick of the game! Manchester City are FA Cup champions once more!

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Everton 1-2 Manchester City

120+2 min: City break and Park takes the ball to the corner flag as the defending champions look to see out the final few seconds here…

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Everton 1-2 Manchester City

120+1 min: The ball drops for MacIver but an acrobatic overhead is wayward. City clear as we head into added time in extra time.

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Everton 1-2 Manchester City

120 min: Corner for Everton. Keeper Sandy MacIver is up for it…

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Everton 1-2 Manchester City

120 min: Into the final minute of extra time. Do Everton have anything left here?

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Everton 1-2 Manchester City

119 min: SUB! Janine Beckie comes on for Chloe Kelly. The ex-Evertonian will not score against her former club but her pace has been a threat throughout.

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Everton 1-2 Manchester City

118 min: City come forward again through Mewis - she drives through the middle like no other player in the English game.

She feeds Park and Stanway gets involved as well. Then it’s back to Mewis and the American draws a foul with her back to the Everton goal. Clever, clever play.

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Everton 1-2 Manchester City

117 min: Everton just look out of gas now. A long-range effort from Magill is easy for Roebuck and the Manchester City keeper holds on to the ball for as long as she can.

Game management from the holders now.

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