Man United Women lift their first-ever FA Cup as Ella Toone stunner sets game alight

Etched in history.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 12th May 2024

Manchester United Women have won the first Women’s FA Cup in the club’s history following a 4-0 thrashing at the expense of Spurs.

With neither team having ever won the cup before, it was always going to be a historical moment for one of them – we’re just glad it just happened to be the Mancs.

After an up-and-down season in the Women’s Super League, Marc Skinner’s side signed things off with a potentially job-saving piece of silverware following an impressive performance in front of an equally impressive record 76,082-strong Wembley crowd.

It all got started with an absolute stunner for Tyldesley’s very own Ella Toone, netting not only the opener but the club’s first-ever goal in an FA Cup final.

From that moment on, the floodgates were well and truly open, as Rachel Williams made up for an earlier miss with the crucial second goal.


Only moments later, fan favourite Lucía García made it three and in fine fashion, pretty much sealing the landmark victory in less than an hour.

It’s also worth noting that the female Devils controlled most of the possession throughout the game and showed what they have been capable of in spells this year.


And then came another for García, with the brace rounding off an absolute rout in the capital – a second goal that fittingly saw her pick up the Player of the Match award. Just a year on from falling at the final hurdle last season, here was the moment they finally lifted the Women’s FA Cup:

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With a Manchester derby for the men’s team in just a couple of week’s time too, it could be a double and a much-needed one at that.

It’s fair to say Man United as a whole are a club very much still in flux but successfully bringing home silverware is what the fans have been crying out for in the post-Ferguson era.


Will the blokes get the business done on their end? We’ll see soon enough.

Nevertheless, this was a huge moment for the Reds and just look at how much it meant to every single one of them:

They became the 18th different team to win the trophy since the competition started in 1970.

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Featured Images — Man United Women/FA Cup/BBC Sport