City created the better chances over the course of the match and will have felt that they deserved to win the tie over ninety minutes. The blues are now unbeaten domestically since they lost last year’s final against the Gunners.
Joe Montemurro brought on top scorer Vivianne Miedema in the second half and the Gunners posted a much greater threat going forward. However they were unable find their way passed England keeper, Karen Bardsley.
It was Bardsley who was the hero of the shoot out as she saved from Leah Williamson and Danielle van de Donk. It was left to club captain, Steph Houghton, who scored the winning spot kick and secured the trophy for her side.
Manchester City will now be hoping to continue that run and complete a domestic treble of the Women’s FA Cup and the Women’s Super League.
Arsenal: Van Veenendaal, Arnth, Quinn, Williamson, Veje, Bloodworth, Little, Van De Donk, Evans, McCabe, Mead
Man City: Bardsley, Stokes, Beattie, Houghton, Bonner, Walsh, Scott, Weir, Wullaert, Stanway, Parris