In 2015, during the first year of SSE’s sponsorship, the final was played at Wembley Stadium for the first time reflecting the incredible growth in interest in the women’s game, attracting a record crowd of 30,710 and 1 million TV viewers at home.
Now in 2018, the game is still growing. A triumphant women's football record was achieved on May 5th with a crowd of 45,423 turning up to watch Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-1, which saw Chelsea lift the trophy for a second time.
An outstanding Ramona Bachmann double and Fran Kirby’s excellent strike sealed a 3-1 success for Chelsea, with Vivianne Miedema giving Arsenal hope with a close-range finish to make it 2-1 after Bachmann struck twice early in the second period, winning her Player of the Match.
The 2018 final was an unforgettable family day out, with plenty to do prior to the game including; fan zones, live music and then the big match.
SSE Women's FA Cup - Player of the Round
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We gave our SSE Reward customers the chance to be a part of the day with younger fans playing special roles including player escort, ball carrier, flag bearer and player of the match trophy presenter.