Chelsea gained the Women’s FA Cup over 14-time winner Arsenal to complete a domestic treble for the primary time in English ladies’s soccer.
Sam Kerr, who is 2 worldwide targets away from overtaking Tim Cahill because the all-time main scorer in Australian soccer, scored twice within the second half in a 3–0 win at Wembley Stadium. Fran Kirby scored within the third minute to give the Blues a lead they’d by no means relinquish en route to their third FA Cup.
Chelsea beforehand gained the Women’s Tremendous League title—its second straight—and the League Cup this yr however had to wait till Sunday after the FA Cup closing was delayed due to the pandemic. A 4–0 loss to Barcelona within the Women’s Champions League closing in Might denied Chelsea a shot at a legendary quadruple.
“To assume we’re treble winners, it’s a tremendous achievement,” Emma Hayes said after the game. “You’ll be able to’t ask any extra from the gamers and I’m extraordinarily pleased with them, the workers and the membership.
“We’ve got constructed this workforce over an extended time period and I believe immediately we confirmed why we’re champions.”
The match befell precisely 100 years to the day since England’s Soccer Affiliation banned ladies from taking part in soccer on league-affiliated grounds after it deemed it “most unsuitable” for them to play the game. The ban lasted practically 50 years.
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