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Sam Kerr brings Chelsea FA Cup title

Sam Kerr brings Chelsea FA Cup title with a decisive goal in the 99th minute of the extra-time. In a 3-2 win over Manchester City, Erin Cuthbert and Sam Kerr (2x) scored for the Blues, while Lauren Hamp and Hayley Raso put their name on the scoreboard for City.

Women’s FA Cup, Final

Sunday, 15th of May

Chelsea – Manchester City 3-2 (1-1, 2-2) a.e.t.
Scorers: 33′ Sam Kerr (C), 42′ Lauren Hemp (M), 63′ Erin Cuthbert (C), 89′ Hayley Raso (M), 99′ Sam Kerr (C)
Yellow cards: 31′ Alanna Kennedy (M), 54′ Lucy Bronze (M), 81′ Jessica Carter (C)

In front of a record audience for the women’s FA Cup final of 49,094, Sam Kerr scored the opener after 33 minutes, heading Millie Bright’s cross in at the far post. Manchester City managed to come back with a beautiful Lauren Hemp’s goal in the 42nd minute, which left Ann-Katrin Berger rooted to the spot. Erin Cuthbert returned Chelsea into the lead with a long-shot effort in the 63rd minute. While the Blues might have thought, the final is over, Manchester City weren’t giving up and managed to equalize once again. Just a minute before 90th minute, Hayley Raso sent a ball post Berger with outside of her boot and sent the game into extra-time. In the 99th minute, Sam Kerr ran into the counter-attack, and fired a shot, that took a slight deflection from Alex Greenwood, into the net for a second consecutive FA Cup title for Chelsea.

Another title for Chelsea, who completed back-to-back domestic doubles and again proved that they are currently number one in the country. Manchester City, on the other hand, missed an opportunity to secure at least one title in the season that was not the best for the Citiziens.

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