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Janine Beckie becomes first Canadian to score in a FA Cup Final, lifts trophy with Man City

The latest milestone in Canadian soccer comes from the Women’s FA Cup Final

Everton v Manchester City - Vitality Women’s FA Cup: Final
Janine Beckie of Manchester City celebrates after scoring her sides third goal during the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final match between Everton Women and Manchester City Women at Wembley Stadium on November 01, 2020 in London, England.
Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images

TORONTO, Canada—With another weekend of European football comes the latest milestone for Canadian soccer.

Janine Beckie scored at Wembley on Sunday afternoon in the Women’s FA Cup Final to help Manchester City get past Everton 3-1.

Beckie’s extra time finish not only sealed the victory for her side but the 26-year-old also became the first Canadian to score in an FA Cup Final, male or female.

City have dominated the competition in recent memory, winning two straight and three of the past four FA Cups.

After losing last year’s Women’s Super League on a points per game basis despite spending most of the season atop the table, the Cityzens were eager to get back to winning ways in the 2020-21 season.

“It’s obviously a difficult situation and I don’t envy anyone at the FA for having to make a decision on where things fall,” Beckie told Waking the Red back in July. “Obviously, they did it from a mathematical standpoint and in that case, Chelsea did have a really good season, they put themselves in a good position but we were also in a good position, so it really could have gone either way.”

The sky blue outfit are currently undefeated through five league matches with four wins and a draw as they chase leaders Arsenal who have five wins from five in early days.