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Summary

  1. Man City win the Women's FA Cup for the first time
  2. Bronze, Christiansen, Lloyd & Scott score for Man City
  3. Wellings pulls one back for Blues
  4. Nine of England's Euro 2017 squad on show at Wembley
  5. Record crowd of 35,271 for Women's FA Cup final

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By Andrew Aloia and Henry Ditchfield

All times stated are UK

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  1. Manchester City - 2017 Women's FA Cup winners

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

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    Video caption: Highlights: Man City win Women's FA Cup

    In front of a Women's FA Cup final record crowd of 35,271, Manchester City dominate Birmingham to lift the famous cup for the first time.

    Victory affirms their dominance of the English game, while Birmingham City will rue their performance.

    Thanks for joining us today. 

    You can, of course, relive the action by watching the BBC highlights above.

  2. Next stop, European glory?

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport

    League? Check. League Cup? Check. Fa Cup? Check.

    The domestic set is now complete for Manchester City Women.

    And, as Steph Houghton alluded to in the build-up to this game, the FA Cup is the one they've always wanted, ever since they started putting together this formidable team in 2014.

    Next stop? European glory. Their target now is to add the Women's Champions League to their ever-expanding trophy cabinet. It would take a brave person to bet against them achieving that soon.

    BBC app users may need to click on the link above to see the tweet from BBC reporter Jo Currie.

  3. 'Birmingham stuck to the wrong plan'

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Mark Sampson

    England manager on BBC Two

    Birmingham will have a lot of lessons to learn. From a football point of view they will learn that in the big games you have to play what is in front of you.

    They stuck to the plan, which is honest, but it was the wrong plan and they should have adapted."

  4. Man City collect first Women's FA Cup

    FT: Birmingham 1-4 Man City

    Manchester City came with a huge reputation, eight Euro 2017-bound England internationals and Carli Lloyd, the two-time World Player of the Year.

    Three of those Lionesses, Lucy Bronze, Izzy Christiansen and Jill Scott were among the scorers, as was was Lloyd, as Manchester City clinched their first ever Women's FA Cup in style.

    Read Owen Phillips' report from Wembley by clicking on the link.

    Man City win Women's FA Cup

    Manchester City captain Steph Houghton lifts the Women's FA Cup

    Carli Lloyd is among the scorers as Manchester City cruise past Birmingham to win the Women's FA Cup for the first time.

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  5. Post update

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Why celebrate just once, when you can go back down to the pitch to thrust the Women's FA Cup into the air again on a drop-in stage?

    Just like it did in the stands, the streamers and ticker tape rains down. Players go crazy with delight, plenty of pictures taken. 

    All very colourful, loud and glorious for Manchester City.

  6. 'I'm sure Birmingham will bounce back'

    Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Birmingham City were well beaten in the end, but it is not all doom and gloom according to former England forward Sue Smith.  

    "I think it's the experience and they've played a lot better in the second half. They are a young team and they'll learn from this experience and I'm sure they'll bounce back," Smith said on BBC Two.

  7. Lloyd joy in Cup triumph

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Man City celebrate

    World player of the year and Manchester City goalscorer Carli Lloyd told BBC Two: 

    "It was a fantastic team performance. 

    "This team has been trying to win this trophy for sometime and I've just come along in the last few months to push that a long. 

    "This win shows the character of the team, and I've really enjoyed my time here."

  8. Cup held aloft

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    There is a snapshot in time that will last the ages - the picture of captain Steph Houghton lifting the Women's FA Cup!

    In unison, the players hop with joy, streamers and ticker tape rains down.

    It is a flood of Sky Blue.

    Man City celebrate
  9. Glorious walk...

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Manchester City's triumphant players are now walking up those famous steps... the Women's FA Cup trophy will be in their possession in just moments...

  10. 'We were exceptional'

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Man City's winning manager Nick Cushing told BBC Two:

    "The aim after winning the double was definitely to win the FA Cup. 

    "We've been good in every round, but with all the games and travel we've had recently, to come here and win 4-1 is an exceptional."

    Man City celebrate
  11. Birmingham collect medals

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Birmingham City players make what will feel like an excruciatingly long walk up the the Wembley Stadium steps to collect their runners-up medals.

    Disappointment is etched in every single one of their faces.

  12. 'We were unbelievable'

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Manchester City captain Steph Houghton told BBC Two:

    "Being favourites put us under a tiny bit of pressure, but this is what this team is all about - big players who can cope with big occasion and that showed in the first half when we were unbelievable. 

    "I'm just delighted for every single one of us." 

    Steph Houghton
  13. 'Unbelievable feeling'

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Manchester City's Keira Walsh, who was named player of the match, told BBC Two: 

    "It feels unbelievable. It is considered the biggest trophy in England and the only one we had not won so far. It is a great feeling to take it back to Manchester."

  14. 'The best team won'

    FT: Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Two

    Manchester City celebrate

    "The best team won. They were solid in defence and clinical in attack. Birmingham were better in the second half but they couldn't cope with Man City's quality."

  15. FULL-TIME

    Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Carli Lloyd

    Manchester City, 2017 Women's FA Cup winners!

    They have been a class above today. Clinical and, at times, simply superb.

  16. Post update

    Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Carli Lloyd is trying to shrug off Aoife Mannion and she races towards the box.

    Defender Mannion stops her in her tracks with a foul. 

    She is shown a yellow card for her efforts. Luckily, support was closing in because that had send-off written all over it.

  17. Post update

    Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    The fourth official's board flashes that there are four minutes of injury time remaining.

    Four minutes until Manchester City can celebrate Women's FA Cup glory...

    Jill Scott
  18. YELLOW CARD

    Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Jess Carter hasn't made a huge impression on the contest today... but she certainly would have left a mark on Abbie McManus with the tackle that earns her a yellow card.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    As full-time approaches, Birmingham make their final change as Abbey-Leigh Stringer replaces Paige Williams.

  20. Post update

    Birmingham City 1-4 Manchester City

    Five minutes remaining.

    Manchester City's grasp on this game has been tight since 32 minutes when they went 3-0 up.

    It's fair to say the Women's FA Cup is theirs now... (or it has been since Jill Scott restored their three-goal advantage five minutes ago).