And that’s after children were let in free.
With children admitted free, the national stadium teemed with families and a feeling of fun coursed through the stands for the showpiece event of the women’s game in England. The same feeling surged through the veins of Manchester City Women, the undisputed best women’s team in the land, who swaggered and then strolled their way to a memorable victory.
Birmingham City Ladies always knew they were in for a tough game against the star-studded City, but they cannot have expected it to have been as painful as this. City tore them apart in a devastating 15-minute spell in the first half, and then displayed the sort of arrogance and control that Pep Guardiola has so desperately tried to instil in their male counterparts.
Not that the one-sided nature of the final put a dampener on too many of the 35,000 fans who streamed into Wembley.
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