FA and Premier League are at odds with planning the Women's Cup final after West Ham has filed a clash complaint
- West Ham hosts Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday May 4 at 3 p.m.
- The Hammers play Man City in the final of the Women's FA Cup at 5:30 PM the same day
- Many supporters hoped to attend both games, but the games clash
- According to a statement from West Ham, the Premier League refused to move the game of Saints
- But the Premier League claims that the request from West Ham was submitted too late
- PL also says that the FA has not consulted them about the time and date of the final
- But FA chose the date for the cup final in Wembley for the start of the season
The authorities of English football are at odds with the planning of the showpiece in the women's calendar, the FA Cup final.
The Premier League are not happy that they were painted because the bad guys after West Ham failed to move their league game with Southampton on Saturday May 4 to an earlier kick-off.
West Ham wanted fans to attend both the Premier League match and the Wembley women's final between their WSL side and Manchester City later that same day.
West Ham players celebrate after winning their semi-final in the women's semi-final due to fines
The Hammers issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that their bid had been rejected by the Premier League for & # 39; possible inconvenience & # 39; to prevent Southampton fans who had already made travel plans.
But competition leaders insist that the date and time that clashes with top flights were chosen by the FA without being consulted. By the time they were asked, both Southampton and their fans had already completed their plans for a 3:00 PM kick-off.
The FA is now satisfied that after selecting the cup's end date prior to the season, there was sufficient advance notice of a possible competition clash.
They had also sold 23,000 tickets to the semi-final, a significantly larger number of fans who would have to change their arrangements, compared to the 3,000 Southampton supporters who traveled to the London stadium when the cup's end date was moved .
The board of English football is on its way to break the record visit of 45,000 last year.
A spokesperson for the FA said: & As with any flagship festival in football, such as the Emirates FA Cup final, we would not postpone the date or start time of the game after it was agreed with the broadcasters local authorities, the police and the safety advisory group.
& # 39; More than 23,000 tickets to the Final were sold prior to the Semi-Final, so we don't want to bother those fans either. & # 39;
Final takes place in Wembley, less than an hour after the men played at London Stadium (above)