Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea: Lethal Duo Of Fran Kirby And Sam Kerr Tear The WSL Leaders Apart To Win The Women’s FA Cup

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It would be simple to discuss the intensity of this FA Cup final. There were sad moments at Wembley on the 100th anniversary of the FA banning women’s football from their members’ venues.

But cliches have no place in our sport. It’s vital to remember the history and those who paved the path for today’s players, but the football — the genius of Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby, as well as Chelsea manager Emma Hayes’ achievement — should take precedence.

Her team was beaten by Arsenal on the first day of the Women’s Super League season, but they were much better on Sunday. The Gunners failed to get a shot on target, while Leah Williamson was a huge miss in defence.

ARSENAL (4-3-3): Zinsberger 7; Maritz 6, Beattie 4 (Foord 69), Wubben-Moy 4 (Boye 87), Catley 5; Maanum 6 (Parris 80), Walti 5 (Iwabuchi 60), Little 6; Mead 6.5, McCabe 6, Miedema 5.

Subs not used: Williams, Patten, Nobbs, Schnaderbeck, Goldie.

Booked: Mead, McCabe, Parris

Goals: None

Manager: Jonas Eidevall 5

CHELSEA (3-5-2): Berger 6; Carter 7, Bright 7, Eriksson 7; Cuthbert 7, Ingle 6.5 (Nouwen 90+4), Leupolz 7 (Ji 86), Reiten 6.5 (Spence 87), Fleming 6.5; Kirby 8 (Harder 73), Kerr 9 (England 86).

Subs not used: Musovic, Charles, Andersson, Fox.

Booked: Cuthbert

Goals: Kirby 3, Kerr 57, 77

Manager: Emma Hayes 8

Referee: Helen Conley 6

Source: Daily Mail

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