(Chelsea – Manchester City 3-2 eeo) They secured the Premier League last Sunday. This afternoon, Chelsea took “The Double” in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley.
– It was a strange match. It has changed, there are goals, and I think it will work when we go five minutes before the end of the game. Fortunately, we’re back strong in additional roles. It was fun and it was about winning, Guro Reiten tells Viasat.
With the 27-year-old from the start, Chelsea were chasing their fourth FA Cup win and the rematch of their final League Cup loss in March against Manchester City (1-3).
It started off well for the London club in the first FA Cup final between the big clubs. And goalkeeper Sam Kerr sent Chelsea ahead after 32 minutes of play. The Australian striker, with 20 goals in 20 games of the series, appeared on the back post and pushed 1-0 on what was truly a poor post from Millie Bright.
After 10 minutes, Lauren Hemp easily stopped Bright’s breath. The left winger had to turn in before she put the ball into the far corner – of all things – with her right foot. The 21-year-old scored in six consecutive matches for Manchester City.
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(Chelsea-Liverpool 0-0, 5-6 e.str.) 240 minutes of play in two Wembley finals wasn’t enough to separate Liverpool…
City, who won 13 consecutive matches in all tournaments before Sunday’s final, dominated and dominated most of them until Erin Cuthbert grabbed a star from 19 metres. He played 63 minutes when the 23-year-old Scot kicked the ball off the crossbar into the goal.
Manchester City chased the equalizer, but Chelsea’s defense held up until the 89th minute. Then Hayley Raso – who was substituted in the 77th minute – took Magdalena Ericsson with her in a sprint before finishing with an early shot that goalkeeper Anne Catherine Berger had barely had time to respond to.
Manchester City continued to crush Chelsea in the first overtime, but when the opportunity to counterattack in the 99th minute arose, Sam Kerr took advantage of the opportunity. She received the ball in her half, darted towards the goal and shot through Alex Greenwood into the goal through the City goalkeeper.
– I find it hard to find the words. We knew it was going to be tough, and it was going to be tough when you score a few minutes before the end. But we found a level we didn’t find in ourselves at the start of the extra rounds, Erin Cuthbert tells the BBC. She was selected as the best player in the cup final.
The win means Chelsea have won their third ‘double’ – cup and group – in five years.
An audience record was also set at Wembley this afternoon. 49,094 spectators are about to see this match. The old record was set when Chelsea beat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final in 2018. Then there were 45,423 spectators.
Julie Blackstad was substituted in the 83rd minute for Manchester City, while Marin Mjildy replaced Chelsea three minutes before the end.
The city defender is happy that she got a chance in the cup final.
– It’s hard to stand here now and say he (jumped) was a top, but the weather is so great and having a great opportunity. Then, of course, I hope we win. We felt like we had some momentum after the 2-2, so we’re unlucky because the crucial goal goes into goal, Blackstad tells Viaplay.
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