Women’s FA Cup Final: When is Chelsea v Manchester City?

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Chelsea and Manchester City will battle for the Women’s FA Cup trophy on Sunday 15 May 2022.

Chelsea have made it to not only one FA Cup final, but two. Both men’s and women’s teams will play in the FA Cup finals weekend after the women beat Arsenal 2-0 to make it into the final stint of the competition.

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This is also the first time that the Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup will be played on the same weekend.

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Chelsea’s Guro Riding and Ji So-yun scored brilliant second-half goals to secure their way to Wembley Stadium after struggling in the first half.

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Blues manager Emma Hayes said: “We were terrible in the first 20 minutes, we didn’t get our legs going. But once we executed our game plan, we smothered them and they fought. The goal came at the right time and in the end I thought we had completely dominated.”

Current champions Chelsea will compete this weekend in hopes of lifting the trophy for a fourth time.

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They knocked out the Gunners who, like their male counterparts, are the most successful team in the competition.

Arsenal women have won the FA Cup 14 times since it began in 1970 but have lost twice to their London rivals in recent finals.

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Ji So-Yun scored her side’s second goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 win

Like their opponents, Manchester City have three titles under their belt and will be hoping to continue their streak of at least four goals into the final stages of the competition.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the women’s FA Cup final…

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When is the Women’s FA Cup final?

Chelsea and Manchester City meet on Sunday 15 May 2022.

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What time does the Women’s FA Cup final start?

The game is scheduled to start at 2.30pm BST.

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Where is the Women’s FA Cup Final?

The two teams meet at Wembley Stadium. The women’s FA Cup final has been played at Wembley since 2014/15 and has seen more than 40,000 spectators.

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With that in mind, there’s a strong chance that another record for the most-attended women’s FA Cup final will be broken this year.

How to buy tickets

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Tickets are available now from the Wembley Stadium website. Children under 16 are just £2.50, concessionaires (over 65s and students) are £10, whilst there are two ‘adult’ categories: £20 and £25.

As seen on TV

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BBC One will cover the women’s FA Cup final, with fans also able to stream the game live BBC iPlayer

Who is likely to win?

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With both teams having three titles and having won all three titles in the past seven years, the FA Cup Final is set for a close and intense conclusion to the competition.

Chelsea are currently at the top of the Women’s Super League, having lost just two games all season while Manchester City have lost five.

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The odds are in Chelsea’s favor but there’s no doubt Manchester City will put up a spirited fight.

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