Chelsea Ladies star wins award

Fran Kirby

Chelsea Ladies striker Fran Kirby has been named the Women’s FA Cup player of the round after her last-minute winner in the semi-final against Manchester City.

Kirby struck four seconds from the end of extra-time to send the Blues into next month’s final at Wembley against London rivals Arsenal.

The former Reading player was ineligible to play for Chelsea in last year’s showpiece but is hoping to help them retain the trophy.

“It’s great to win the award, it was an amazing end to the match,” said Kirby.

“City are obviously a top side so to beat them and reach the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley is really special and I’m sure we are good enough to lift the trophy again.”

Tickets for the final, on Saturday 14 May, are priced at £15 and available via the FA website or by calling 0844 826 2010. All children will get in for free.