Niamh Fahey: Sunday's win was for Matt Beard

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Published 25th April 2022
By Joe Urquhart

Liverpool FC Women captain Niamh Fahey dedicated Sunday's 6-1 victory over Sheffield United to manager Matt Beard.

The Reds lifted the FA Women’s Championship trophy at Prenton Park following the resounding win over the Blades.

The encounter was the final home game of the campaign for Liverpool and drew a record attendance of 2,138 for the title celebrations.

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A double from Katie Stengel alongside goals from Leanne Kiernan, Melissa Lawley, Missy Bo Kearns and Jasmine Matthews put the exclamation point on a day to remember.

“It’s fantastic. There was a little bit of pressure, I suppose, before the game just to make sure we got the job done,” Fahey told post-match.

“We wanted to lift the cup off the back of three points – six goals and a great performance, you couldn’t have asked for better.

“With what has gone on during the week with Matt’s father passing away as well, it has been a tough week – so we did it for him.

“I said to Matt that his dad is looking down on him, he’d be so proud of him today.

“He’s been unbelievable this year, everyone will be around him to help him in the weeks and months ahead.”

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Fahey also did the honours after full-time as the Reds were presented the trophy, breaking out the famous ‘Hendo shuffle’.

“It was class. There was a little bit of pressure, everyone was kind of asking me about the celebration and the shuffle,” Fahey added.

“I did feel the pressure, I’m not going to lie! The girls said it went alright, so I’ll take that as confirmation that it was good.

“It’s been great to finish off in style today, especially in front of the fans – it’s been a brilliant day.”

Published 25th April 2022