First-half goals from Jill Scott and Mel Lawley, plus Meg Campbell’s first goal for the Club, claimed victory at the Select Security Stadium, as the Blues finished second in the table – level on points with Chelsea, who won the tournament on goal difference.
The Black Cats looked to have held on for a goalless draw but a loose ball was punished by Stanway who rifled her effort into the top corner from the edge of the area on the stroke of the full-time whistle.
Jordan Nobbs’ stunning long-range free-kick separated the sides at the Academy Stadium, as the Blues suffered their first league home loss since the two sides met in April 2015.
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.
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.
A stunning 4-1 win over Birmingham at Wembley Stadium earned the Blues their first FA Cup triumph, adding a new trophy to their collection which already boasts two Continental Tyres Cup and a league crown.
The Blues claimed a dominant 3-0 victory at the Stoke Gifford Stadium, handing Nick Cushing’s side their second consecutive away win and maintaining their unbeaten run in the competition.
The Blues came from 2-1 down to triumph 3-2 at Reading, thanks to a Nikita Parris double and a header from substitute Jill Scott.
How it played out...