Sunday 14 May 2017

Houghton: What an amazing day!

Steph Houghton says Man City Women’s FA Cup triumph ranks very highly in her list of career achievements.

The captain could not hide her delight, following the Blues’ 4-1 victory over Birmingham at Wembley though insisted the magnitude of the accomplishment is yet to sink in.

“I’m overwhelmed to be honest!” she smiled. “What an amazing day!

“What an occasion and what a performance from the girls. I don’t think it will sink in for a few days yet!

“You dream of playing at Wembley, representing Manchester City and captaining the team to the FA Cup.

“To be able to say I have done that with my family, friends and boyfriend there is special.

“I was confident before the game, although we respected Birmingham.

“We knew we wanted to play the way we knew we can and get a few goals early on.

“We knew getting an early advantage would make it a lot easier.

“The gameplan certainly went to plan and we sit as FA Cup winners. We’re delighted.

“We never find ourselves 3-0 up so to be 3-0 at half-time, we were thrilled.

“We hold every single domestic trophy which is a credit to everyone.

“We can’t wait to get playing again.”

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