Sam Kerr, Chelsea crush Arsenal to win FA Cup

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Chelsea dominated Arsenal 3-0 to capture the FA Cup title in front of a record 40,942- person Wembley crowd on Sunday.

The Blues got out on the front foot early, scoring after just three minutes on the pitch. Fran Kirby notched the opener for the Blues, beating a disorganized Arsenal backline to put her side up 1-0.

Chelsea continued to put Arsenal under pressure, creating a series of chances in the final third. The Blues, however, went into the break with a 1-0 scoreline after a string of missed opportunities.

Sam Kerr turned things around in the second half, putting her name on the scoresheet in the 56th minute. The Australian striker outpaced her defender to beat the Arsenal keeper at the near post to double Chelsea’s lead.

Kerr added another goal to her tally in the 77th minute, chipping the Arsenal goalie in a must-see finish.

Despite Arsenal holding the majority of possession, the match was a one-sided affair. The Gunners failed to fire a shot on target, with Vivianne Miedema uncharacteristically quiet in front of goal.

Sunday’s victory marks Chelsea’s third FA Cup final victory, with all of their titles coming under coach Emma Hayes.