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Sam Kerr says she ‘put on a show’ for Kristie Mewis in FA Cup final

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Sam Kerr put on a dominant performance in her first FA Cup final, leading Chelsea to a 3-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

After a quiet opening 45 minutes, the Australian forward notched back-to-back goals in the second half to help clinch the Blues’ third FA Cup title.

Kerr’s second goal of the evening energized the record crowd in Wembley Stadium, with the Chelsea striker chipping the Arsenal goalkeeper in a picture-perfect finish.

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes reacted to Kerr’s cheeky chip after the match, saying she was “simply purring” when the third goal went in.

Playing in front a record 40,942 fans, Kerr told the BBC her stellar game was inspired by one in particular: Kristie Mewis.

“My girlfriend’s here, that’s why I put on a show,” Kerr said. “Let’s go!”

The USWNT midfielder posted pictures from Wembley Stadium to her Instagram story, including a photo of girlfriend Kerr, captioning the story “average.”

Chelsea’s FA Cup win secures the team the domestic treble for the 2020-2021 season.