Saturday 04 Apr
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On This Day: West Ham United women lift the Cup


On this day in 2018, West Ham United claimed the Women’s Cup thanks to a 2-1 victory over Charlton Athletic. 

Despite going behind early on to a Kit Graham finish, wonder strikes from Andria Georgiou and Molly Clark secured a fifth consecutive win for the Irons, and a first piece of silverware since the team was brought in-house. 

Charlton’s first attack of the game brought the first goal, with top scorer Graham sweeping home after some miscommunication in the Irons’ box on four minutes. 

With just moments left of the opening period, Georgiou struck the equaliser. The midfielder collected the ball on the edge of the area and bended in a sensational shot, which found the back of the net via the underside of the woodwork, sending the Hammers in level at half-time.

Clark almost gave the side the lead on 67 minutes with a looping effort, but made no mistake three minutes later, as the midfielder superbly struck home from a set-piece. The free-kick swerved past Gardner and nestled into the corner, putting the Irons in front with 20 minutes remaining. 

Check out full highlights in the video player above!

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