ARSENAL DEFEATS CHELSEA TO LIFT WOMEN’S LEAGUE CUP

ARSENAL DEFEATS CHELSEA TO LIFT WOMEN’S LEAGUE CUP

Chelsea, who were the losing finalists for a second straight year, got the first goal with Sam Kerr’s close-range header beating goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger in the second minute.

Arsenal fought relentlessly to score Chelsea 3 goals against 1 in the FA Women’s League Cup final on Sunday to lift the trophy for a record-extending sixth time.

Arsenal responded well and launched their comeback after a deflected pass fell at the feet of forward Stina Blackstenius, who kept her cool to slot home a side-footed finish in the 16th.

Sophie Ingle then brought down Katie McCabe inside Chelsea’s area to give away a penalty, which was utilized by Kim Little in the 24th minute, with a Niamh Charles own goal doubling Arsenal’s advantage just before halftime. An opportunity
Arsenal held on to secure their first trophy since 2019.

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