CBBC Newsround: Sue Smith speaks ahead of the women's FA Cup final

West Ham women

They face a Manchester City team full of players bound for this summer's World Cup finals, who brushed aside Birmingham City in the 2017 final, and who have not lost to another English team in 31 matches dating back nearly a year.

"I never thought this would be possible", says Percival, who has a New Zealand record of 139 global caps to her name.

Manchester City defender Jen Beattie thinks a strong show of support at the upcoming SSE Women's FA Cup final can help her side capture a second title in the space of three years. We're excited so we've got to go out on enjoy ourselves, playing the game and not the occasion.

We caught up with former England player, Sue Smith, ahead of the game to get her match predictions.

"The pair have both been recognised by their peers with Paris receiving the Women's PFA Player of the Year and Stanway deservedly picked up the Young Player award". "We'll do as much as we can to make sure the girls are relaxed and comfortable on the day".

West Ham coach Matt Beard highlighted the dangers City pose his team: "We know Manchester City are a good side". "We have a group of winners and people who want to learn and improve".

The London club, who moved up to the Women's Super League from the third tier last summer after a successful licence application, beat Reading on penalties in April's dramatic semi-final.

Jack tips Adriana Leon to get the victor on Saturday, but he knows that it will just be a great day for women, adding: "We have Karren Brady and Tara Warren on our board and having the team in the cup final is making a great statement".

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In the early stages Nikita Parris took the ball into West Ham's box only to be thwarted by a wonderful tackle by their captain captain Gilly Flaherty, and City had little joy in attack throughout the first half.

"Given it's our first year, staying in the league was our focus".

City beat West Ham twice in the Super League this season, including a convincing 7-1 victory at home, but Cushing is not taking his opponents lightly.

City's men return to Wembley for the FA Cup final in two weeks, having already won the League Cup here in February - one day after the women's version was collected.

"West Ham have grown throughout the season and while they maybe didn't start the season as they wanted to, they've had some good results and getting to the final is unbelievable for them".

"The whole football club should really celebrate getting to Wembley, not just the women's team or the men's team".

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