Chelsea noticed off Arsenal in a dominant show within the delayed final to final season’s FA Cup to make a choice their first home treble.
Emma Hayes’ aspect, who moreover received the Females’s Huge League title and League Cup final season, had been deserved winners in front of 40,942 fans at Wembley on the 50th anniversary of the opponents.
England international Fran Kirby build down an early marker, capitalising on a mistake on the lend a hand to rep within three minutes, and Sam Kerr scored a brace within the 2nd half to seal Chelsea’s victory.
Chelsea had been totally dominant – Sam Kerr and Kirby both hit the woodwork on 3 times, while Arsenal goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger made quite a couple of saves, in particular within the principle half.
The Blues had been pissed off no longer to be extra forward on the ruin but they made sure of victory presently afterwards when Kerr teased defender Lotte Wubben-Moy sooner than sliding it into the bottom nook within the 57th minute.
The Australian international, who had lifted it on to the crossbar within the principle half, then made it 3-0 with an courageous chip and notorious appropriate as coolly, flapping her hand to signal how sizzling it became as soon as sooner than sticking her tongue out playfully to the group.
Arsenal – the file 14-time winners of the FA Cup – had been 2nd-simplest throughout and despite a dinky bellow within the 2nd half, produced a performance which became as soon as a a lot bawl from their home form this season.
The victory became as soon as Chelsea’s third in an FA Cup final and all three of their titles non-public come below Hayes’ guidance.
Chelsea’s Kerr too sizzling to handle
Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal on the Emirates in their opening WSL recreation of the season remains their simplest loss and they had been clearly enthusiastic to assemble amends at Wembley.
From the principle minute they pressed with intensity and Kerr’s runs in within the lend a hand of straight precipitated problems for Arsenal’s lend a hand four.
Kirby silenced the Arsenal fans within the group within three minutes when she pounced on a combine-up and raced via on map to fireplace within the opener.
She ran to the nook along with her hands outstretched, sending Chelsea fans into a frenzy, and Arsenal by no manner really recovered.
By the level Arsenal received their first nook within the 15th minute, Kerr had been denied in a one-on-one and a final-ditch interception from Jennifer Beattie had avoided Kirby from sliding in a 2nd.
Zinsberger’s heroics saved Arsenal within secret agent on the ruin despite Kerr and Kirby both hitting the woodwork but Chelsea came out firing again within the 2nd half, with Kerr finally getting her reward.
Her 2nd map became as soon as elegant – even Kerr herself thought so judging by her celebration – and she became as soon as deservedly given a standing ovation when substituted behind-on.
With the 2 sides going head-to-head for this season’s WSL title as effectively, Chelsea’s dominant victory became as soon as a humbling reminder to Arsenal of what this could possibly moreover fair rob to prefer the crown from them.
Timid Arsenal with ease beaten
It became as soon as the worst that which you need to moreover bring to mind birth for Arsenal.
Kirby’s early map scared Wembley and the Arsenal gamers, who gave the ball away on endless times within the principle half.
The defence became as soon as disappear veteran by Kerr, Kirby and Erin Cuthbert in particular and, had been it no longer for loads of huge saves from Zinsberger, Arsenal might perchance possibly non-public been 5-0 down at half-time.
Goalkeeper Zinsberger might perchance possibly perchance no longer veil her frustrations – smacking the put up in madden and screaming at her crew-mates after tipping Kirby’s effort on to the put up following a decrease-lend a hand from Kerr.
And manager Jonas Eidevall became as soon as agitated on the touchline, continually pacing from aspect-to-aspect and speaking frantically along with his coaching workers. At one level he even held up notes to his attacking gamers and applauded them for responding with a a hit high-press.
The absence of Leah Williamson on the lend a hand became as soon as evident and while in-form forward Beth Mead dazzled the group in bursts, she might perchance possibly perchance no longer lift her crew over the dual carriageway.
Within the discontinuance, Arsenal had been fortunate to head in on the ruin simplest one map down nonetheless it felt cherish it’d be simplest a matter of time sooner than Chelsea began putting their probabilities away.
Kerr did appropriate that, wounding Arsenal after the ruin and the Gunners by no manner spoke back. The league leaders might want to buy themselves up snappy as there’s a WSL title to be received, with Chelsea as soon as extra standing in their blueprint.
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Squad number1Player nameZinsberger
Squad number16Player nameMaritz
Squad number3Player nameWubben-Moy
Squad number5Player nameBeattie
Squad number7Player nameCatley
Squad number13Player nameWälti
Squad number12Player nameMaanum
Squad number9Player nameMead
Squad number10Player nameTiny
Squad number15Player nameMcCabe
Squad number11Player nameMiedema
Squad number14Player nameParris
Squad number19Player nameFoord
Squad number20Player nameBoye Sørensen
Squad number23Player nameIwabuchi
Squad number30Player nameBerger
Squad number4Player nameShiny
Squad number7Player nameCarter
Squad number16Player nameEriksson
Squad number22Player nameCuthbert
Squad number5Player nameIngle
Squad number8Player nameLeupolz
Squad number11Player nameReiten
Squad number17Player nameFleming
Squad number20Player nameKerr
Squad number14Player nameKirby
Squad number3Player nameNouwen
Squad number9Player nameEngland
Squad number10Player nameJi So-Yun
Squad number23Player nameMore sturdy
Squad number24Player nameSpence
- 3Wubben-MoySubstituted forBoye Sørensenat 87′minutes
- 5BeattieSubstituted forFoordat 70′minutes
- 13WältiSubstituted forIwabuchiat 61′minutes
- 12MaanumSubstituted forParrisat 80′minutesBooked at 81mins
- 9MeadBooked at 7mins
- 15McCabeBooked at 65mins
- 20Boye Sørensen
- 22CuthbertBooked at 44mins
- 5IngleSubstituted forNouwenat 90+4′minutes
- 8LeupolzSubstituted forJiat 86′minutes
- 11ReitenSubstituted forSpenceat 87′minutes
- 20KerrSubstituted forEnglandat 86′minutes
- 14KirbySubstituted forMore sturdyat 74′minutes
- 23More sturdy
- Helen Conley
Match ends, Arsenal Females 0, Chelsea Females 3.
2d Half of ends, Arsenal Females 0, Chelsea Females 3.
Substitution, Chelsea Females. Aniek Nouwen replaces Sophie Ingle.
Corner, Arsenal Females. Conceded by Jessica Carter.
Inaccurate by Katie McCabe (Arsenal Females).
Drew Spence (Chelsea Females) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, Arsenal Females. Simone Boye Sørensen replaces Lotte Wubben-Moy.
Substitution, Chelsea Females. Drew Spence replaces Guro Reiten.
Substitution, Chelsea Females. Ji So-Yun replaces Melanie Leupolz.
Substitution, Chelsea Females. Bethany England replaces Sam Kerr.
Strive left out. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Females) header from the centre of the box misses to the salubrious. Assisted by Katie McCabe with a hideous.
Offside, Chelsea Females. Sophie Ingle tries a via ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.
Strive left out. Jessie Fleming (Chelsea Females) left footed shot from the centre of the box is fair too high. Assisted by Pernille More sturdy with a hideous.
Nikita Parris (Arsenal Females) is shown the yellow card for a frightful horrible.
Inaccurate by Nikita Parris (Arsenal Females).
Guro Reiten (Chelsea Females) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, Arsenal Females. Nikita Parris replaces Frida Maanum.
Strive blocked. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Females) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Arsenal Females. Conceded by Ann-Katrin Berger.
Strive blocked. Beth Mead (Arsenal Females) left footed shot from the salubrious aspect of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kim Tiny.