The women’s team of Chelsea managed to beat Manchester united 1-0 to lift the FA Cup for three consecutive seasons.
The 77, 390 fans at the Wembley stadium witnessed a stunning FA Cup final as the two North London rivals battled it out to crown the winner.
Football Writers Awards’ Women’s Player of the year, Sam Kerr, who scored six goals in the FA Cup campaign led the team in all fronts this season.
In a heated match, Sam Kerr’s strike from Pernille Harder’s cross found the net which broke the deadlock in the game and Sam Kerr did her traditional backflip goal celebration.
The Red Devil’s pulled up an early promising performance in the first half in pursuit of a goal which was rendered futile as Leah Galton’s goal was ruled out 30 seconds after the kick off.
Lauren James’ looped header which was tipped over by Mary posed a threat to the Reds.
Chelsea’s path to victory was assured when substitute Pernille Harder teed the ball up for Sam Kerr which made the Blues win the FA Cup in three rows since Arsenal in 2008.
Sam Haye’s side looks forward to bagging more trophies as they face off their rivals Manchester United again after they dashed Marc Skinner’s Red Devils hope for the FA Cup and lifted the trophy for the fifth time.
When I watched the kick-off and we didn’t execute it well, or the second or third phase, then they scored, I thought ‘this is going to be a long game’,” said Hayes.
“It is so difficult to play again and again. We were just off everything in the first half. I said to the girls at half-time that ‘this is the grind’.”We have done it before. Yes, Manchester United had the first half but we had the second half.
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