Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday to assert a 3rd straight Women’s FA Cup title in entrance of a document crowd at Wembley Stadium, as Australian ahead Sam Kerr’s strike once more proved to be the distinction.
Kerr, who additionally scored the winner in final season’s remaining, turned in substitute Pernille Harder’s high quality cross within the 68th minute to determine a good sport in entrance of 77,390 followers — a world document attendance for a home girls’s match.
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“We didn’t have a great game today, but it’s the sign of a great team that we pushed on,” Kerr stated.
United dominated possession and created quite a few alternatives within the first half, however couldn’t discover a breakthrough as Chelsea struggled to match the Women’s Super League (WSL) leaders.
Leah Galton had a aim dominated out within the first minute for offside, whereas each goalkeepers, Ann-Katrin Berger and Mary Earps, made a wonderful saves because the groups went into the break degree.
United had been rapidly made to rue their wasted possibilities after the restart, as Chelsea grew into the sport and broke the impasse by way of Kerr. The aim took the wind out of United’s sails and Chelsea had been capable of include them as they held on to carry the trophy for a fifth time.
The groups will now shift their rivalry again to the WSL, the place defending champions Chelsea are second within the standings with 49 factors from 19 video games, one level behind United who’ve performed a sport extra.