Chelsea vs Manchester City
The Women’s FA Cup Final
Chelsea vs Manchester City: Match report
Score: Chelsea 3-2 Manchester City (AET)
Scorers for Chelsea: S Kerr (33′, 99′), E Cuthbert (63′)
Scorers for City: L Hemp (42′), H Raso (89′)
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes: “I’m so happy, I really am. That was so amazing for the women’s game today. Two teams who respected each other going toe-to-toe. I loved the game plan, I thought it was really aggressive, but we had to grind and work.
“I think Man City are a top team, but they underestimated us today. our team, from the loss in the Continental Cup final, had a point to prove and I thought we did really well with that.”
Manchester City manager Gareth Taylor: “Of course I’m going to be biased, but I felt like we were the dominant team in large periods of the game.
“We were the only team in extra time that I felt like were going to go on and do it. We make a slight error, which ends up costing us. It’s difficult then, because Chelsea can see the finish line.
“Supremely proud of the team – it was just unfortunate we couldn’t quite get our noses in front when we had the ascendancy.”