Chelsea and Manchester United will square off in a highly-anticipated women’s FA Cup final on Sunday, May 14, at Wembley Stadium. The game is set to kick off at 2:30pm, with live TV coverage available on BBC One.
The game is expected to be a record-breaking one where ticket sales are concerned. According to reports, 65,000 tickets have been issued for the game – eclipsing the previous attendance record for a women’s game (49,094).
Manchester United have never reached a women’s FA Cup final before – it is completely foreign territory for the Red Devils, who have exceeded all expectations this season in the WSL.
For Chelsea, however, it is far from their first time at the rodeo. They have previously played in six women’s FA Cup finals, winning four of them.
The two teams came to blows earlier in the season, when they faced off in the WSL back in November. In that game, Chelsea defeated the Mancunian giants by a score of 3-1 – after a goalless first half, Emma Hayes’ team took control in the second period. Their goals were scored by Sam Kerr, Lauren James and Erin Cuthbert – United’s sole response was netted by Alessia Russo. Will it be repeat or revenge at Wembley?