The magnitude of Melbourne City’s historic Westfield W-League Grand Final win over Perth Glory echoed throughout the world of social media after Jess Fishlock’s side became the first team in history to win back-to-back Championship titles.
A goal in first-half stoppage time from player-coach Fishlock put City on their way to a historic triumph, and the deal was sealed with only 18 minutes remaining when American forward Beverly Yanez scored with a wicked shot that eluded Glory ‘keeper Gabrielle Dal Busco.
In securing its second title in as many seasons, City not only created W-League history once more, but displayed the big game nous, clinical edge and consummate professionalism in-line with the identity the Club has developed during its start to life in Women’s football.
It also represents the beginning of an exciting era. The City Football Academy in Melbourne now houses the Westfield FFA Cup, National Youth League and W-League trophy, won in front of a record Grand Final crowd of 4,591 at nib Stadium in Perth.
Several players from City’s Grand Final winning side were quick to continue the post-match celebrations on social media.
The response wasn’t just restricted to Australia, with Manchester City Women’s captain Steph Houghton and defender Jen Beattie – who played in City’s first W-League championship success – ensuring the Club’s achievement was recognised on a global scale.