Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United as Blues win Women’s FA Cup for 3rd consecutive year by Michelle
Once again, Sam Kerr proved to be the hero for Chelsea, securing their third consecutive Women’s FA Cup title with a triumphant win over Manchester United in front of a historic domestic crowd at Wembley Stadium.
After a turbulent start, Manchester United had an advantage and continued to come close to scoring. Millie Turner nearly tapped in a loose ball from a free-kick, while Galton missed an opportunity to connect with Alessia Russo’s low cross at the near post.
Chelsea, however, maintained a constant threat throughout the match, particularly through the efforts of Lauren James. She executed a looping header that was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Mary Earps, hitting the post.
The match was witnessed by an astonishing crowd of 77,390 at Wembley Stadium, setting a new world record for a women’s domestic match. As the second half progressed, Chelsea began to assert their superiority.
Eventually, substitute Harder proved to be the difference-maker, providing the crucial quality that Chelsea required. It was her assist that set up Sam Kerr to score, securing Chelsea’s historic achievement of winning three consecutive Women’s FA Cups, a feat last accomplished by Arsenal in 2008.
This victory marked Chelsea’s fifth FA Cup title in total, adding to their growing collection of remarkable accomplishments under the guidance of Emma Hayes. With the Women’s Super League title race heating up against United, Hayes and her team are determined to achieve further success in the coming weeks. They aim to add more accolades to their already impressive list of achievements.
See highlights of the Women’s FA Cup Final below:
Manchester United had the best of the possession, had 14 shots to Chelsea’s 8, and 5 shots on target to Chelsea’s 4, but it was not meant to be for Manchester United.
Did you enjoy the game? Regardless of the result, we had the priviledge of watching some fantastic football!
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