Women's FA Cup 2021: Chelsea women's are the champions

Chelsea took down Arsenal after a commanding performance as they clinched the Women's FA Cup to complete their domestic treble. 

Niladri Biswas
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Chelsea Women's took down Arsenal Women's after a commanding display of performance as they clinched the Women's FA Cup to complete their domestic treble. 

Emma Hayes' Chelsea also won the Women's Super League and the League Cup last season. Today they were again the deserving winners of the 50th Anniversary of the Women's FA Cup. 

Chelsea's Brilliant Performance

Chelsea Women's opened the scoring early into the first half through the England International Francesca Kirby. However, Samantha Kerr's brilliant brace which included a stunning lob sealed the victory over Arsenal. 

Chelsea's team was too rampant on Arsenal as they failed to reply after going down 0-1early in the first half. The beautiful setup by Kerr for Kirby gave The Blues the lead just 3 mins into the game. The Gunners were unable to create any proper breakthrough attack as they were too busy defending the fierce Chelsea attacks.

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Francesca Kirby. Photo- SB Nation

An in-form Samantha Kerr

The player of the match Kerr was in blistering form as she tore down Arsenal's defence in the 2nd half. She got her goal just 12 mins into the half. With Arsenal all up into Chelsea's penalty area, the ball was cleared off to The gunners' half with Kerr and only one defender on her side to defend it.

She easily clears it out of her marker and then finishes the ball with enough precision and power to beat Zinsberger, who was the only player to keep Arsenal in the game. 

Kerr again found the net around the 80th min after her astounding lobbed finish over the Arsenal goalkeeper in front of 40,000 fans in the stadium.

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Samantha Kerr. Photo- Eurosport

Kerr during her interview

'I think we deserved it – I think we played really well, as we have done in the past few weeks.

``We kind of went in as underdogs so we had a point to prove and we are buzzing. It wouldn't go in in the first half – it could have been 4-0 or 5-0 but they defended well," she added.

'We knew that if we kept pushing at some point they would go in and they did. I'm paid to score goals but our defence was amazing and it was a team effort – I can't wait to party!'

Chelsea Women's Boss Hayes said

 'I thought we got it spot-on. We predicted what they were going to do – and they did what we thought they were going to do.

``We've painted Wembley blue, it's certainly a Chelsea day today and our performance was absolutely superb.

'The front two were out of this world. I said to Fran it was the best game I've seen her play for Chelsea and Sam's confidence is growing.

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