WSL teams Chelsea and Manchester United are set to square off in the Women’s FA Cup final on Sunday afternoon – it’s set to be a monumental encounter for a number of reasons.
The match, held at Wembley Stadium, is set to break the attendance record for a women’s game at the world-famous venue. The current record stands at 49,094 (being last year’s Women’s FA Cup final) – however, over 65,000 tickets have already been purchased for the match on Sunday.
Additionally, it will also mark the first time that Manchester United have reached a women’s FA Cup final. Chelsea are no strangers to this fixture – they have already played in six Women’s FA Cup finals, winning four of them.
On top of this, Chelsea also won the Women’s FA Cup final last year, when they defeated Manchester City by a score of 3-2 in extra time. Can they reclaim their trophy, or will the Red Devils spring a surprise on Emma Hayes’ Blues?
It is a massive day for women’s football – it’s a shining example of how far the women’s game has progressed over the last few years. The game is set to kick off at 2:30pm on May 14, with live TV coverage available on BBC One.