Manchester City manager Nick Cushing was full of praise about Georgia Stanway's attitude, after her player-of-the-match performance in last Saturday's Women's FA Cup final.

Stanway was a substitute in 2017's showpiece against Birmingham, but the striker played a star role from the start this time, as she scored City's second goal in their 3-0 victory over West Ham United at Wembley.

In doing so, the 20-year-old rounded off the best week of her young career so far, six days after being named the PFA Young Women's Player of the Year to reward a magnificent season.

Cushing said: "She just loves football and I say all the time that if you love the game and want to play, you'll just want to play well.

"She plays the game like she did when she was ten years old, I imagine, and you throw her out there and ask her to do things and when she doesn't do them, you tell her she's doing it wrong. She's just a real good player to work with."

Six years on from attending the final as a spectator, during her days with Blackburn Rovers, Stanway achieved the dream of scoring under the Wembley arch.

She told the BBC: "I don't think I ever imagined it because some things you don't actually think are possible.

"But today I've gone that one better and achieved dreams that go beyond people's imaginations.

"It was unbelievable and to lift the trophy is just extra special."