Aug
13
2007
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Figure of the month: 4,000

The number of spectators in a capacity crowd in Boreham Wood (England) on 28 April who saw an historic event when Arsenal Ladies lifted the UEFA Women’s Cup for the first time in their 20-year history. A goalless draw was enough for the English team to claim the trophy thanks to their shock 1-0 victory in the away leg over the two-time UEFA Women’s Cup winners and much-fancied Swedish outfit Umea IK. In the end, Alexandra Scott’s strike in Sweden proved decisive. “This will give women’s football in England another boost,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whose kitman, Vic Akers, coaches the women’s team.