Women’s FA Cup: Manchester City win and 5 big moments of the 50th final

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Manchester City also won the FA Cup in the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons

On Sunday, Manchester City beat Everton in a thrilling 3-1 victory to become the 2020 women’s FA Cup champions.

The score was 1-1 after 60 minutes, but two extra-time goals from Georgia Stanway and Janine Beckie gave City the win.

We’ve picked out the five biggest and best moments from the game…

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Manchester City won their 3rd FA Cup trophy at Wembley on Sunday

1. A header from a World Champion

United States midfielder and World-Cup winner Sam Mewis scored the first goal of the game with a header 40 minutes in.

Mewis joined City from the former Women’s Super League champions from North Carolina Courage back in August. She was part of a massive flurry of big stars who came to play in the WSL this season.

US legends like Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan came to the WSL, plus one of the world’s best players, Pernille Harder, from Denmark. The Mewis goal was a great example of the standard that these players are bringing to English football.

Why are football’s biggest female stars coming to England?

Sam Mewis (centre) celebrates winning the FA Cup with Georgia Stanway (left) and Janine Beckie (right)Getty Images

Sam Mewis (centre) celebrates winning the FA Cup with fellow goal-scorers Georgia Stanway (left) and Janine Beckie (right)

2. Gauvin’s equaliser

It was another header! After halftime, Everton’s Valerie Gauvin from France headed in a corner from teammate Izzy Christiansen to make it 1-1.

This was a big moment for Everton who were now contending for a trophy. The reason that was so significant is because since 2014, only the ‘big-three’ clubs in women’s football – City, Arsenal and Chelsea – have won major domestic trophies in the English women’s game.

Sadly for Everton, though, it wasn’t their year to break that cycle.

Chelsea Women celebrating winning the FA Women's Continental League Cup in February 2020Getty Images

Chelsea won 2019-20 WSL trophy, as well as the FA Women’s Continental League Cup in February 2020

3. Stanway’s last minute goal

Substitute Georgia Stanway was the one to put City back in the lead after Gauvin’s equaliser, bringing the score to 2-1 and making sure it didn’t go to penalties.

It was the England forward’s 28th goal for City.

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Cutting it fine – Georgia Stanway put City back in the lead in the final few minutes

4. It was the 50th Women’s Cup final

The first Women’s FA Cup began in 1970 – half a decade ago!

Back then it was organised by the Women’s Football Association. Since 1970, Arsenal have won the trophy a whopping 14 times.

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Manchester City won the 2018/2019 FA Cup

5. Two wins in the same season?

After the game, City manager Gareth Taylor said his team “want to achieve big things and make history” by attempting to win the FA Cup twice in the same season by winning in 2021 as well.

This year’s final should have been played in May but was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. That meant the competition started again in September

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50th Wedding Anniversary – Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Spouse, Parents, or Friends

According to recent statistics compiled by the US Census Bureau, approximately 5 percent of couples have reached their 50th wedding anniversary making this achievement a pinnacle only a few couples attain.

Following are unique 50th wedding anniversary gift ideas for those looking for a gift for your spouse, your parents, or your friends.

Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Spouse

Although the traditional 50th wedding anniversary gift is gold, it may be a romantic gesture to give the traditional first anniversary gift of paper to express that you love your spouse as much as you did on your first wedding anniversary. This could involve: (1) finding an original edition of your spouse's daily newspaper from his or her date of birth or from your wedding date, (2) finding an old postcard from a place that's meaningful for the two of you, such as from your honeymoon destination, where the proposal occurred, or where you first met (get it framed), or (3) finding an old photo of the two of you to frame.

Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Parents

Many couple's most treasured memories are made of paper, such as photographs, love letters and cards, the deed to their house, etc. Consider capturing paper treasures in a gold-bound album. Ask family members, friends, or even former classmates to contribute to an album to commemorate your parents' 50th wedding anniversary.

Or, if your budget permits, coordinate a vacation in celebration of your parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Host a party in recognition of their special anniversary and decorate in a theme related to the vacation, such as a luau if they were heading to Hawaii. During the celebration, announce the special gift as a surprise for your parents.

Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Friends

For friends celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, consider arranging for a greeting from the President if you are an American citizen. Greetings can be sent for the 50th wedding anniversary and every subsequent year. You'll need to submit your request to the White House six weeks in advance of the event date. You can find information regarding this at [http://www.whitehouse.gov/greeting/].

Or, since the traditional gift for a 50th wedding anniversary is gold, consider organizing a "golden basket" full of goodies, such as Gold Blend coffee, Golden Grahams and anything wrapped in gold paper. Line the basket with shredded gold paper and add a gold bow.

Use these anniversary gift ideas to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary, or to help your parents or friends commemorate their special day.

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