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As two embattled coaches locked horns at the home of Manchester United’s women’s team, it seemed against all odds that United would triumph over the perennial champions.

For not only have United had an underwhelming season in the league where ‘Skinner out’ banners have become the norm, they had also never beaten Chelsea before yesterday – losing 10 of the 11 times they had met in all competitions prior, drawing the other.

But a lot can change in a fortnight, as Emma Hayes has found. After getting knocked out of the Continental League Cup and becoming drawn in on a controversial debate on ‘male aggression’, the cracks were starting to show on the departing manager’s swansong season, and United could feel it.

‘We needed to do something different today that we hadn’t done in the previous Chelsea games,’ said United manager Skinner.

‘Today was about being a little bit more direct; sacrificing without the ball.’

Manchester United secured their place in the FA Women's Cup final by overcoming Chelsea

Manchester United secured their place in the FA Women's Cup final by overcoming Chelsea

Rachel Williams doubled United's lead against Chelsea when she scored in the 23rd minute

Rachel Williams doubled United's lead against Chelsea when she scored in the 23rd minute

There was further frustration for Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes as her side lost

There was further frustration for Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes as her side lost

Flying out of the traps, Lucia Garcia converted United’s opener a minute after the whistle blew to start the game, pouncing on Leah Galton’s cross at the back post with a terrific header.

The Reds doubled their lead 20 minutes

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