A Toni Duggan strike on 27 minutes separated the sides at the Academy Stadium, as the Blues produced a display encompassing true Manchester pride, grit and spirit in a difficult week for the city.
The Blues thumped FA WSL 1 newcomers Yeovil at the Academy Stadium, ahead of home clashes against fellow title rivals Chelsea and Arsenal as the season begins its finale.
Jane Ross bagged a brace, while Jill Scott and Kosovare Asllani also found the net, ensuring Lucy Quinn’s first half strike proved a mere consolation for the visitors, who also had a penalty saved by Ellie Roebuck.
The Irish defender, who missed much of the 2016 campaign with injury, has been in red-hot form since her return with five assists in three games.
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Following their incredible 4-1 win at Wembley, which secured their first triumph in the competition, the trophy will be on show at Sunday’s game and fans are invited to snap a photo with it.
Man City Women lifted the trophy for the first time at Wembley Stadium with a 4-1 win over Birmingham.
The USA star won gold at England’s national stadium in the Olympics in 2012, scoring twice in the final against Japan, and she helped Man City Women to their first FA Cup success with a goal in the stunning 4-1 victory over Birmingham.