West Ham Women beat Reading on penalties to progress to the final of the FA Cup.
After the game ended 1-1 in normal time, West Ham held their nerve and edged the Royals out in the penalty shoot-out.
West Ham travelled away from home to face Reading at Adams Park with around 800 fans following the East London club.
Reading took the lead shortly after half-time as Rachel Furness powered in a header. But the Hammers were soon back on level terms.
Alisha Lehmann, who recently signed a new contract, scored a 57th-minute equaliser to set up an exciting finish.
Reading’s Fara Williams then hit the post from a penalty as West Ham weathered a storm and rode their luck a bit to see the game through to 1-1 after extra-time.
And then West Ham claimed a 4-3 win on penalties in sudden death. The Irons missed two penalties but still claimed the victory.
After West Ham goalkeeper Grace Moloney saved Jade Moore’s penalty, South Korea international Cho So-hyun scored the winner.
Here are some tweets from West Ham fans who are proud of the Women’s team’s achievement.
We’re proud of you all! Bring it home for us.
— Iron Thompson (@at67435) April 14, 2019
Fantastic achievement!!! 🙌🏻 Sadly it’s a ridiculous decision to play the final on the same day as a men’s Saturday fixture though……😕
— Lee Manser (@manse79) April 14, 2019
Get in! Now go win the whole thing🙌⚒
— West Ham Clips (@WestHamClips) April 14, 2019
— Rebecca Pope Lee (@beckspope) April 14, 2019
You were brilliant and I can’t wait to watch you lift the cup.
— ⚒ Chris Heath ⚒ (@BubbleBlower59) April 14, 2019
Congratulations girls, gutsy display with a huge slice of luck but sometimes that’s just the way it is. Big day out at Wembley awaits. COYI ⚒⚒⚒
— Denise Hardy (@Denny2hammers) April 14, 2019