ELLA Toone celebrated Manchester United Women's first ever FA Cup final win with a 60-stong Tyldesley team of her family and friends.

A goal from Tyldesley’s Toone broke the deadlock at Wembley before Manchester United went on to beat Tottenham 4-0 in the Women's FA Cup on Sunday, May 12.

The former Fred Longworth pupil became a household name after scoring England's equaliser at the Women's Euros final at Wembley in 2022, but failed to secure the FA cup trophy when Manchester United played Chelsea in last year's final.

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Leigh Journal: Ella Toone's goal broke the deadlockElla Toone's goal broke the deadlock (Image: PA)
Speaking to MUTV following the FA Cup final victory, Toone said: "I'm buzzing, what a day.

"I mean, coming in last season and having that taste of what it means to play in a final for your club at Wembley, it made us hungrier than ever today to get the job done.

"The fans were amazing. We scored some great goals and I'm absolutely buzzing that we're FA Cup winners.

"I say it every week, the fans are our 12th player when we're on the pitch. They came out today in full force and we appreciate them so much.

"Especially my family as well, 60 of them on a coach down from Tyldesley means a lot. That goal was for them.

"Absolutely buzzing that we got the win for the fans and my family and friends as well."

Leigh Journal: The win was Manchester United Women's first FA Cup trophyThe win was Manchester United Women's first FA Cup trophy (Image: PA)
The midfielder suggested it was a case of practice makes perfect for both her goal and her team-mate Williams' effort in particular - revealing the work that had been put in on the training ground to play to different players' strengths.

She added: "I've been practising a lot. The girls know that I'm practising all the time, after training on shots like that, shots from outside of the box and shots that I will take in games.

"It's come to me today and I had a lot of space to drive into. I just hit it and as soon as I hit it, I knew it was going in. What a feeling."

On Williams's aerial prowess, she continued: "That's what you've got to do when Rachel is in the box. She's unbelievable in the air.

"Even when three players mark her, you know she's still going to get the header. I think [in the] first half, we had three chances off a corner, so we knew it was coming. We managed to get that second goal and we felt comfy after that."

United Women have just one game left to play this season, and it will be at Old Trafford against title-chasing Chelsea in the Women's Super League.

Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, May 18, and a trophy parade will also take place to celebrate the historic cup win.