Arsenal vs Chelsea FA Cup finalJan 27, 2022
more spirited than yes
chelseai honestly think they are very comfortable on these types of occasions now emma does a lot of work behind the scenes i'm just getting comfortable with these types of occasions
chelseahas been here many times so actually i think it's going to get the nerves minimal they know how to minimize the occasion really and you know all the selfies and photos and all of that would have been taken care of and now it's their professional front um I'm sure the
arsenalwill be the same as people be watching around the world and they're tuning in a real showcase here for women's soccer let's join our commentary team of lucy ward and adam summerton thank you claire afternoon everyone we can only hope it's worth the wait and there's a good chance it will be a competition that began in september 2020 and ends in december 2021 of 376 teams
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arsenals against chelsea at wembley this could be said to be the most disputed rivalry in the wsl this or it was not born from a first for both silverware as for the congratulations from the capital, north london meets westland and red vs blue, a constant to launch an endless tug of war, and it's been great to see him pre-game, as well as bringing in Lucy Ward. who stands by me to watch leslie lloyd and elsie cook before kicking off the two captains in the first ever fa cup women's
finalpresented to the crowd yes it was very emotional because i think elsie cook was crying because , if it wasn't for the two of them and they couldn't believe where women's football is now if it wasn't for players like this this wouldn't be happening today those players who played from the start in 1971 you've been there you've played in a Cup final FA, you know exactly how these players are feeling right now.
I played but my advice to the girls is I didn't score any goals in the first few minutes so my advice is don't do it it won't get better after that what a contest we have in the offing here today even though arsenal is the most successful women's team in the country. Chelsea are the ones with the silverware at the moment, although today they aim to complete the first national treble before pausing now for the national anthem sadness oh oh beautifully performed by ella henderson supported by the sandhurst british army band the side of the arsenal handpicked by jonas adebart who is seeking his first trophy in english football today the gunners unchanged since their 2-0 win at manchester united before the international break both tobin heath and leah williamson remain injured captain kim little is already three times FA Cup winner with Arsene at 11 just under a decade since he was on the losing end with Chelsea in the 2012 Stalwart Club final Drew Spence is the player to leave Camilla the hardest and Anik is now a and both have returned to fitness but must settle for places on the bench are kerr and kirby among the top 15 wsl goals between them already this season so n a potent duo on either side really concerned on their way to this final arsenal beat gillingham palace tottenham and brighton scored 27 goals and conceded once chelsea yet to conceded a goal in this edition of the fa cup is ours referee today helen conley of durham fa her first fa cup women's final canelo tougher someone who could well make an impact off the bench today looking happy and relaxed she fits in having returned from a training injury recently and this promises to be a national stadium competition top two right now in wsl chelsea looking to complete a glorious treble here a quadruple if you include community protect arsenal trophies since their 2019 wsl title success who are record winners of this competition and the most decorated club in england these two of the biggest and best take a knee here the show of solidarity and what a luc ha continued against racism in the game here we go the 51st womens cephei cup final the third between arsenal and chelsea is a win each so far calling which way this will go its very difficult indeed lucy, we could spend a whole afternoon, absolutely, these are the two by far the best two teams in the country right now, it couldn't be a better final, such an important event, I can't imagine. just go down to find margins between the two teams and Hayes taught before the game that his team has a little more experience in these big games but the arsenal has players who can deal with atmospheres like this and the game and not the chance. so important that you do that and that was something you know she really emphasized in her pre-match thoughts yesterday eyes on the award at wembley mahay says this is the most important day on the calendar in women's football and we have a der London for he is exploited dangerously and given that Berger will be able to take this comfortably at the end but a bit of early chelsea intent yes they are set up with a back four who haven't played chelsea all season so it looks like a 4-2-3 -1 to me, they're just going to match up the rather interesting arsenal that we all know about Emma Hayes and how she thinks of things tactically, so it's very important for her to do this because they're so used to it. to play three at the back i wonder how much if that is a reaction to the opening day loss to the gunners in the wsl final 3-2 they were really behind the chelsea full backs they were also a bit rusty at the start of the season but arsenal really compounded that misery as well as catley's downfall and he came out very bright and goes all the way and catherine berger is brilliant again who captained england during recent internationals with steph horton and leah williamson injured right now and kirby looking to bust up here inevitable is chelsea's early lead in the feline final and when she gets in those kinds of positions it's lethal and we know all about fran kirby isn't it as soon as she's one to one with the goalkeeper there is only one result great start for chelsea emma hayes really very happy with her start but as far as arsenal goes the one thing you shouldn't do is commit u n mistake early on you would notice that ball back there and they just couldn't punt i think in the end it was a man and as soon as frank kirby finishes there's only one result there arsenal wise it's a mix up isn't it is it so? the ball bounces, frank kirby is the quickest to react which isn't going to fail from there and it's going to ruin the hustle starting the game defensively defensively don't take anything away from that shot the third goal in this edition of the fa cup was part of that chelsea side that beat arsenal in 2018. she scored the third goal in that match he has t he is the first for this but as lucy has already pointed out from a defensive perspective for the gunners its a start nightmare but they think maybe to hit back quickly here we just have to keep up the arsenal of cameras and we're pressing high and I think that's what the chelsea well known for making that head-on fight capable of counter-pressing to win is going to do the ball and scoring goals that's exactly what happened there, but very early in the game, a lot of time for arsenal, but they have to figure out that she was on the lob. d'or list announced the other day i have to say it came as a surprise to me and maybe a lot of others as well but her strike partner sam kerr has a problem here it came out of her didn't it happen on building? up nano frank what frank kerber has that makes her so special is that she is selfless besides being a goalscorer and usually thinks about the goal you see she just stood up i think it was for white woman sam kurt but frank kirby she he offers everything to a team both on defense and attack, he's obviously very happy to score those goals, but he's also very happy to include a teammate, sam kurt, and that partnership works so well because of how selfless he is.
What about tenth place? there are a lot of good players right now a lot of them playing in the wsl including this player sam kurt she won't want to leave i think he may be one she might come out worried about she just seems a little worried understandably chelsea head coach seven goals in chelsea's last four games for sam kurt wsl top scorer i mentioned but certainly chelsea have settled much better here at wembley as the footy arsenal have been caught quite high and haven't really settled there , we talk about leah williamson not playing she is a big part of this team defensively but also starting attacks but the big players have to set up a step up now like kim little pound this team takes down kirby l Looking for Kerr finding his big save by Zinsberger needed to get positioning right but Chelsea here really are on top and it's that combination that's so hard to start . as soon as they win it in that area then it's just a pass before they're in front of the goal look how many bodies there that's not like her to lose the ball I'm so happy I've said it before if the other is in a better position in front of goal then frank kerby will make that pass and it's not entirely unbalanced it's her sam curry she appears in front of goal and at the end it's a good save from zinsberg that's mead as the player who gets something the deal there and arsenal attacking players really so far have not been involved in the game at all it has been all chelsea has played for kirby just conceded chelsea 3-2 defeat against the gunners on the first day of the season from wsl she is an important player for arsenal with me, she has been in the fantastic four this season, they already have to build some passes together, they just have to keep their composure because they will have their moments in this game and not p They can let Chelsea get away right now. great start to the season beth media wonders how much of that is because she was left off the team for the olympics naturally she was extremely disappointed but she's the type of character who would react to that in a good way isn't she So? she would look to want to prove herself even more absolutely and should have been on that team she probably proved to herself this season that decision was probably the wrong one but the way she is playing now the goal she is scoring is a bit better from arsenal in terms of keeping the ball it's a big picture it looks like a great drop down and you're playing an fa cup final i'm going to say the ball is aiming for his first silver medal with arsenal he has been appointed this summer r someone who has already won the fa cup twice with chelsea looking to score a hat-trick today and certainly got off to a great start from her side yes she sets up the team with those cuffed butt four but back and eric he's in an unknown left-back position really, but the key in front of them, the thoughts of the boys and Sophie Ingle, just add that steel to protect the back and then the re This of them up front do what they want because they are good enough players and I suspect that is the message left by her team selection, she said quite late, emma hayes is due in large part to the fact that she hasn't had the players for a long time since they returned from international duty. the coaches won't do it in the run up to such a big game yeah because you don't really know you know how fit they're coming back how tired they are you know the laws of physics they've had but you still need to see Look them in the eye and see if they're ready for a big game like this.
It's not ideal, but they know this game is huge. I'm sure the players have forgotten about the concerns they have when they come in. ditch nice move there from beth mead seen also great battle there between those two magdalena ericsson the captain of chelsea and beth mead of england and arsenal chelsea out of possession looks like a 4-4-2 when they're out of possession i'm not trying to be as compact as possible, which will be a surprise to the arsenal. I guess as soon as they get it, they'll expect those quick passes to attacking players which will then be combined as we've seen. have been done many times in recent seasons a lovely twist that little mccabe's part is calling options left then right certainly on that to get hit as now chelsea looking to counter kurt the pass was perhaps to the left for kirby look thats the problem transition is where this game will be w on and lost chelsea and noah as soon as they get it back they have at least those four forward players that are just going to overrun arsenal so arsenal just need be a bit aware that these two sides with so many threats both teams have scored in each of their games this season 19 games in a row for arsenal chelsea once failed to score in the champions league final his kirby's car with the run and carol pulls back but couldn't find kirby for once she so often really opens up doesn't she jump up in the air in frustration?
The ball inside her had to be better. It looked like a bit of a panic in the rear arsenal as chelsea started toattacking with the intensity they need to establish themselves and organize and it's not easy in this environment and it's not easy in a situation in an environment like this maybe he played the pass a little too fast there's chelsea you could certainly say he settled in better and he got that goal early but when you look around this sid arsenal and the shooting edema there the main threat there are so many potential scorers so many routes back to this for the arson to keep the door shut at the other end though its a chelsea attack which is lethal you can have all the good players you want if you want to not look settled and tough at the back then you may have problems mccabe catley good approach play this for arsenal erin cuthbert knew there wasn't enough in that to being able to guide him back that finally gives the corner some rhythm there we know from arsenal this season overloading this left side i think and that's why chelsea have been set as they are just to keep them from being the decision of the career as we've seen if kate mccabe probably has been i've been their player of the season so far five assists in the league so far for mccabe main creator arsenal little the number 10 walks away if they planned it here in the cave for mana making a late run to the six yard box taking his time is over this got cut off but it's Kirbat defending Braveheader, Diabete McCabe comes on and heads clear for almost Bright McCabe has missed that and Chelsea looks dangerous writing looking for Fleming with the pass. far i have hardly ever seen it in all the time i have seen her she is really struggling to get up to the speed of this game relying on the likes of her and manum to hold her ground in front of the back four not even imagining coach lucy will be particularly happy with how open this has been the fans are happy we are absolutely happy a bit late from the cape and that's the great thing about this game is that there is absolutely no love lost between these two sets of players in the competitions of fellow clubs team at the international some of them but it's about these two teams at the club level it's full throttle that's a katy mccabe challenge wow i like that about cuthbert because she bounced up. she was never going to let mccabe know he hurt her if she fleming with pass kirby's car upside down wouldn't have counted i tell you what zinsberger didn't know it's a big armory keeper save again they're dragging the center backs out just not clear jen beat ended up on her knees and not just a loud kirby so just attack the space left and its a quick thought of the likes of kirby taking the ball away quick when chelsea win back possession sometimes its absolutely unstoppable , it is worth noting that we remind you if perhaps you already know that there is no var running today but that was the correct call arsenal the record winners of this competition 14 times have won the women's FA cup you see the two time winners of 2015 when they beat knox county 2018 when they beat arsenal little couldn't get the most out of that adorable mannequin tomorrow call me from little tomorrow just to run and play with the ball and she's running to him it's a really good ball and it's kurt and it's kirby that's a great save from zinsberger also had to be absolutely devastating chelsea on the counter and arsenal is opening too easily no it's what we normally see in arsenal one ball just beat the middle two to allow sam kerr in there if you watch this bt challenge actually take a little care the ref i think he plays to the advantage and another good save from zinsberger got his angle point there goalkeeper mead had it clear groin swing to the right and will drop here by roy paul's lovely skill but then he couldn't keep the shot down which made the space for the shot really good from fact, she would normally get this far ahead, but she really connected with a second touch, could she but eunice? they would have always been a bit concerned with how the gaps open up in their back four and just need more protection from the central midfielders which they basically like in terms of the way tha are set up so they really shouldn't have any overload on terms of the way they are playing.
That's a big ball again. Could not clear. a chance but she couldn't get her foot around it it's a dangerous challenge to do from gen beatty bts ball to catley the cave on the edge of the box here she now now little she's had a great run there but she was too close to the goalie burger that's where they'll get the joy and they've got the whole season down this left side mccabe catley it's just that the overload they only overload the full backs means millie bright has to come out she doesn't really want it's going to be a better ball, but she's the way out, isn't she mccabe having such a great season? the irish captain i barely got into the game at all arsenal on the right side cuts but normally he has been used on the right of a midfield four so far this season let's say and you could call it a wing position but today lured midamar into space here for little mccabe he's going to have to hold a run to stay put mead is coming into a central position again they just can't get past right on the edge of the box he's breaking down in the final third to arsenal yes a warning sign for chelsea though when kim little has just picked up the ball between the two central midfielders they are there paulson sophie ingle just to make sure kim little can't pick up the ball in those little pockets of space and she did that thing you say adam just couldn't make use of that we have the women of action awards tomorrow at eight o'clock always a great occasion presented by c laire balding available on bt sport one and on youtube and twitter starting at 8pm nominees include laura kenney emma radicani emily campbell rachel blackmore dame sarah story and kadena cox also my daughter's favorite show the ultimate goal midamar lo left mckay ta kes it on catley nice this and a chance to look to put a boot through that that was right under him which will give them a little more confidence too arsenal starting to chain the passes together down this left side ok thought out and worked well as it usually is if catlett is one of the central midfielders joint and if midamar will fall and go into spaces where it is so hard to get her back 13 goals in 16 games so far this season it should be fresh for me tomorrow too she was spared international duty rested while dutch teammates were in action gifted and now midamar poco had made the run past sophie ingle equalized for chelsea to fall into those spaces and two center backs have to make a decision or trust engel to come back in and marco comes out and gets involved with him obviously opens up space for the likes of little to meet came off meat ingle there in the edge of the box fleming kirby watch chelsea play attack the ers are the adorable doll and kirby are saved because burger moving so fast they are so hard to stop and zinsberger here he is having a great game getting behind too easily high line without pressure on the ball just means they can get into the numbers they have sacked kirby well had to rely on the quality of zinsberger to keep him to one nil could be called into action again here the austrian international is cut but will take him to the box goes and that's a pretty comfortable big chance at the end skipper ericsson's header but she'll feel like maybe she could have done better there i think as far as um erickson that is a free header that she managed to get herself but she was trying to you could see what she was trying to do put him in the corner no player on the arsenal post not an honor , must feel for a woven boy playing for arsenal in an FA cup fire, not someone whose entire family supports the club now er goalkeeper has come a long way here at berger and got there before mccabe who inadvertently the he caught there even though chelsea look really dominant when they get in front of goal and arsenal get him going forward and work it particularly on that left hand side i got the players up the field a bit late there from corporal bt catley hitting he would pick up her hit while she was on international duty with scotland gem beatty but was not fit to play which was a huge advantage to jonas edward with leah williamson out injured groin pressure on the arsenal get the free kick arsenal look for chelsea just cut off all the passing lanes to the big players so the space is wide actually on this left side i'm fine so we have really haven't seen arsenal go right yet sweden who will he gave that to kurt to kirby and it's the passing side this time and he's writing you got him trapped under his feet another very good opening for chelsea and if we're honest lucy this should be more than one shouldn't shouldn't and i think most of the time arsenal just give away the ball in really difficult positions and then defend and you can only see the merits there trying to get back from behind without thinking that a team is going to lose possession eriksen with the shot, You naturally wonder if these missed opportunities will eventually catch up with Chelsea when you consider the attacking threats, the routes back to this arsenal of play have p Potentially blue polo shirts just knocked that down majestically it's also a lovely send off for Kirby and it's a corner playing some good things Chelsea yes they are and the bots there got just past Kirby at the end as soon as you get so tough center- backs that are going to pick up a great first touch again that is kirby that has the shot good defender at the end of the arsenal the gunners under pressure and a corner to defend at wembley will be a swinger there was also rhythm and found meat and angle improved now for another try made everyone there just don't look as solid at the back by the time i've seen them this season williamson have generally been taking the game to the opposition like they did in the game against the chelsea, but not a bit of fragility in the back four.
I think this afternoon, by losing williamson, you naturally lose the defensive contributions that he brings, but he also initiates a lot of armory attacks. Don't you need to run to the right? Midamar and Mccabe reach the edge of the box as it is little to get Arsenal's corner as you say starting attacks is so important the way Arsenal like to play progressing the ball. striker comes from williamson definitely caught up there which we haven't seen so desperate to get into this game ok and down the line hamburger on guard robin moy and bt are both forwards erickson got it clear bounty the ball back into the box fleming will hit him at the first game excellent although adam played at a very high intensity from the start both will be full of confidence wsl top two arsenals on an eight game unbeaten run they have won seven of them the only exception being the derby north london drew tottenham chelsea 13 games without defeat and they have won their last eight and lead here with that early goal from fran kirby maybe it was a bit lucky the way it went for frank kirby but once he was in a position where he was through there was never much doubt about the outcome so lethal in those positions and looking menacing again here here and kerr was in the edge of the box Nice touch from mckay miedema needs to be done a good run here needham i left the pass to ryton such a good footballer she's playing back she could play absolutely anywhere she just gets down to business she could defend she can attack become a really higher level f Since last season, I think she was probably one of the many players who was really affected by the issues related to Covert 19 in terms of being able to mix with her teammates all the time, the grind was she was affected, but she was certainly back to her best against someone in Kim Kim. little today who she really looked up to as a young player let's see if chelsea play forward here and hit on milly bright's volley she definitely has that in her arsenal really brilliant wonderful center ball striker alex meat i like that little story that really brilliant was talking about sailing about her being named captain of england with williamson and horton from the note said they thought you had coach serena wiegmann some new lines and said one of them is talk and She said that the coach told her can I have a little chat before she told him that she was going to make her captain? it's fantastic to get really bright another emma has to make it change the system for today's game so far so good it's a risk to do it all the girls had gotten into a rhythm with a 3-4-3 and were very successful after the defeatstarting against arsenal but we came into this game and evened out the formation Melty did well there against Kim Little you would have to think about Lucy from an arsenal perspective the more they can have little on the ball the better yeah just on a quick move, I think Arsenal. i think it has more to do with the way chelsea is tightening the lanes and preventing his team from getting any kind of passing lanes there and any kind of pace when chelsea gets it they move it forward quickly one and two touches is not there happening entirely for the arsenal however they are chasing this as it is and it's Kerry who goes out with him and he comes off the bar another big disappointment for the gunners time and time again it's the high line it's so easy for the chelsea get behind i dont know if zinsberger had a touch on that but moy got yelled at for a foul im n not sure theres much in it as far as sam kerr for the ball with woburn moy but too many times and no you can allow players like that many times to get in front of goal without conceding more goals if you are going to play a high line you have to have pressure on the ball pool otherwise a long ball above the speed of these chelsea falls is of too easy catley's pass to miedema armory getting the free kick and a chance here for sure mccabe whip one in the face enthusiastic scottish international competitor fits the right boot it's beth meade who has crossed paths here in the last 10 minutes of what has been a convincing first half wembley arsenal look for an equalizer who is a good ball and burger with a decisive hit clear little tin You see the incredible consistency something we've talked about for a long time but arsenal is up to the height in that sense, only defeat in their last 29 games was against reigning European champions Barcelona in the champions league this season, but I've rarely seen them apart from maybe that game against Barcelona for a long time so they have problems defensively they just can't cope with the weight of numbers and how fast chelsea move the ball because of their tactical changes and it's really interesting to see. what she does at half time i just kept it in the feline league meets arsenal looks like a threat here midamar has held her position i need to move to this left side now because she wasn't really seeing much of the ball and again i just of seeing glimpses of that famous overload down the left hand side and not enough arsenal wise that's why chelsea have the formation they've gotten by doubling the ball run into the box and loiphot on a run here with mccabe or mccabe got away with it chelsea might be in trouble here right with the clear header they just haven't done enough of that sort of situation arsenal no they haven't but chelsea are working real hard when they get it and then when they get it they lose, as soon as they lose it, they get bodies behind the ball and cut any kind of passing lanes all too happy to get the ball into the box for the centre-backs to come out. we're defending very, very well as a team chelsea catley looking for midamar and marlon could hit this just took an extra second and chance went time and space for baltimore stopping too much of it on the field so far catley kim little beth mead there was one o two hints in there that there might be an arm involved, a beautiful flick cut by cuthbert corner arsenal on top now the momentum fades slightly in favor of arsenal this is what they were talking about did that hit erin cuthbert's hand while I was?
He was sliding and the referee had a fantastic view? In fairness to her, I'm not sure he moved her hand there, so we don't have ours. There's no one else watching that. They call him for the ref to take short good cro ssing position here for meat and cat look to put a boot through him and at the moment chelsea can't really come out first in this game minutes remaining in the first half this will only have to chelsea finn back i'm never going to completely dominate every game and i'm sure chelsea knew they were going to have to suffer at some point in this game groin got it right bounty first fumble english there again marlon midamar shot free arsenal i think midamar just wanted to continue there it's the first real step of the game where arsenal players have been the quickest to get to the ball and chelsea players just look what happens they managed a couple themselves of set pieces and managed to get a foot in there first.
Do you fancy this for Arsenal Midamar? Maybe a logical choice burger, making sure he has a wall in the right position for a potentially really important moment. This in the final stages of the first half. What has been happening in the end. n Barnum really disappointed with the ball in the box towards me tomorrow he's going through here they're queuing in the mead box he was the player coming through and i think he was meant for the back post i think he got it himself on the ball on that right hand side it's all about decision making at that stage a big week of champions league action coming soon on our channels zenit chelsea milan liverpool leipzig manchester city and manchester united young boys among the available games and i'm looking forward to it first test in the ashes series meeting day one in brisbane tuesday 11 o'clock bt sport 1. what is he thinking? well, you'll be glad it's one to zero, just one to zero. last few minutes but he was probably surprised by chelsea with the formation but it shouldn't be that difficult they still have to defend they are still defending against all three with an extra player coming on just a different chelsea formation but i think chelsea have been hungrier to get to the ball in very, very important areas such as the final third, the concern from his perspective will be as he alluded to lucy that they are no further along than chelsea chances who have fallen their way and close to Se Supposedly Zinsberg's big save lady should be cut, but who came out worse here interested to see what the ref does that's probably a booking for Erin Cuthbert.
Changing the mead from right to left seems to have made a difference, doesn't it? Does it give the fullback something else to think about? It's a fantastic ball. A ball out from Steph Catlett. He just put a body in the way that he just caught his ankle. It's one of those ways where you don't really know which way. the free kick is going to go but initially I thought it was an arsenal free kick and that means I became the first English woman to score a hat-trick in a competitive match at Wembley over Northern Ireland in October as I fast forward in time three minutes to the end of this first half it's been really nice to watch it's been brilliant, high intensity, supreme quality particularly from chelsea right at the start both teams are really doing top quality to watch harry cuthbert getting back on his feet again we had two penalty whoops, one for each team as well.
No, the girls will argue that at halftime there is a lot for them to get through. Isn't there a Kirby at halftime? Could it be the perfect ending to the first half? for chelsea but a runner either side couldn't connect the pass that's not often you see kirby just get his little short long pass wrong sorry but as soon as arsenal hesitate or they don't pass the ball or they get a bad touch. then the likes of kirby are on it a big threat to chelsea birmingham in 2017 when they lost to manchester city at wembley the golden globe in the wsl last season is a missed header again they present a chance here for chelsea miedema meage balti the chall enge by roy pauls was pretty close to the ref chelsea felt it was fair yes my first thought was that it was a fair challenge too many times they are also making little mistakes which only allows chelsea to get into their goal and that has to be worried for you and me said about bt and what a package of action the first half of the fa cup final has been frank kirby was the one who gave chelsea an early lead well taken final after he finished one on one with the goalkeeper from hamburger who at times in that first half he has kept his team in this game arsenal had chances themselves when half was spent on chel's only regret it's from that first half maybe they don't have but the one goal i could go back to chasing they will see a half time at wembley arsenal nil chelsea won they run out onto the field this is by no means over absolutely i don't mean i think towards the endgame arguably arsenal probably finished a bit better than chelsea um let's kneel they're probably thrilled about it because it should be four nil so they're still in the game and they know if viv gets the chance then nine out of ten times he will put up with it they will read it so you know they are going to keep going they are going to keep pushing for a draw and then I think we will have a game on our hands eyebrows farad there from viv midamar she is very focused on getting back into this match not letting let chelsea advance but frank kirby so far with the only goal of the game can chelsea add more can arsenal match what the seconds bring us 45 minutes let's find out with lucy ward and adam summerton yes thank you claire still a long way to go in this fa cup final but her goal coming after just three minutes here's the difference as the lads were saying at half time lucy i guess really this game could end on a neutral basis are you glad it did though because arsenal might still have the us apons to come back to this yes they certainly do and i think the only positive for arsenal of that first half in the last 15 minutes they did well but they are only one nil and they have the goalkeeper to thank for that Chelsea will come out in the second half knowing that getting that second goal is the most important thing they had a lot of chances in the first half they have a lot of replacements in the bench you can come in and score but that will be their focus their professional Focus on this second half Wembley looks brilliant doesn't it?
Over 40,000 tickets sold for this Women's FA Cup Final. Also, you guys are the top two in the wsl right now. Your team is the first in the stack. Chelsea was named club of the year in the best fifa awards this week which of course includes the men's side of the club and both teams reached their respective champions league finals last season a remarkable achievement will chelsea be you going in a d claim the fa cup today or there will be a significant arsenal return 45 minutes possibly even further on from us at the national stadium chelsea looking to make a fast start for the second half here kirby needs red what was the message coming at arsenal the locker room was to clear the lanes as fast as possible and they would bounce in front of them but moy did it again bounced in front of her and just allows chelsea to pounce on kirby weird thing about that first half really in a lot of ways was that with yona sadaval one of the improvements i noticed is that arsenal have looked more solid defensively, they have conceded half as many goals as at this stage last season in the wsl but they often look so open yeah me I'm not sure if it was nerves if it's the occasion it just didn't seem to work as a unit like a four back unit sometimes in the first half and I think when they got a foothold in the game and they had a bit of joy up front which helped to defend sively but whenever chelsea attack him and attack him with pace they look vulnerable beating catley barnum with the ball over the top and by billy bright from new cutback volley clear by valtte miedema they are able to convert a good ball in the box too small it was you d make the run past vivienne miedema yes some good things happen with that belt he has correct positioning for the ball forward to midamar allows midamar to spin and then just kim little goes up and further in those gaps between central defenders but he was just a little too far ahead of her to get any kind of buy on the ground Wow, safety comes catley first. it has been a great advantage for arsenal this season to have his back in shape after injury problems for his first campaign in england. be later run later like chelsea as soon as they win it and play it forward there are three or four of them i heard an interview with emma hayes a few weeks ago when she talked about the correlati between her physical performance and her football performance so the more they work, basically, they play better and I think that was indicative of the performance of the first half.
They really worked hard both when they had the ball and when they didn't. by wet tissue bt catley mccabe catley too much on it for katie mccabe its better than what we normally see in arsenal but just forcing the last few passes without getting them upfield is a much different game isn't it for that first weekend? defeat for chelsea in the wsl anothertime arsenal beaten by three goals to two a bit of a sneak here captain little move by meech that's a lovely twist a good challenge at the end spy carter who picked up nicely great skill though bethlehem did do well she initially ran away from erickson but he was probably too much of a player to be quick on carter she opened up for him to have a right jab from kirby and kirby had followed his run the pass had been better she could have been behind there erickson caught mead from the box erickson made get away from her i dont know if she would open there off her feet but jessica brilliant defensive change of direction had to get it right this car is someone who really broke into the chelsea team at the end of last season has a first england goal in that 20 zero win over latvia in recent internationals at the heart of that chelsea defense today the fear stops millie bright encon bringing in beth mead with the touch oh maybe say just shoot early maybe we pass too many for arsenal on the edge of the chelsea box i have said sometimes not in the first half makes teams defend differently if you know that the shots will come in early, come out and face each other, and then the pockets of space open up even more.
He got there before Sam Kurt McCabe cut him straight away. The woman we know is also the central defender of the arsenal who defends well. It's a real battle between those two. arsenal left and chelsea have brilliant enough right to send him forward for chelsea the goalkeeper thought of coming then rather than pedals erickson wanted him to play in the box kirby was there too she had to watch that all the way steph catley experienced international footballer she knew the player behind it jesse fleming who was quite willing to jump over the end and was able to defend it at the end chelsea looking for the comfort the second goal would provide here erickson's up the bat the captain missed fleming's groin with the ball back to carter is a lovely pass but he took it down well and made it towards goal by sam kern comfortable at the end for zinsberg say wow what a great play that was jessica ball into touch and subsequent play by aaron cuthbert gets an inch of space to get the ball away from mckay, but because he was behind, sam kurt couldn't really get any kind of grip and power and easy for zinsberger but great play by chel be writing down a very important interception which by valtte little moritz didn't even visit wembley before today to win his first silver medal with arsenal catley carter read what was coming there woven boy morris bt playing well on that big chelsea midfielder call that wasn't from emma hayes today not playing against g someone with that much experience winning in fa cup finals yes a lot of creativity comes from g but i think the system they are playing with roy ports and ingles sat in front of the back four offering a steal thats the compactness this chelsea formation needed and the rest of them then go to their place.
I would suspect that if g was going to play, she would play one of the more forward positions. maritz needs a bachelor who is there again for chelsea is really picking up protecting that backlight can i have the pace to get there ready to go solo big decision zinsberger cheated chelsea double that leads and no surprise at all that he is the deadly duo so often the decisive double act first kirby now cur 2 zero chelsea now we know all about samkhya and arsenal throwing the bodies forward it's an excellent samkhya run behind woman who couldn't challenge there at that point it's all about delaying here to woburn white but what you see there i think zinsberg expected sam kurt to just roll the ball into his far post and so he reacted first he actually stepped up i think for her left eyed him and put it in the near post .
Zinsberg would probably be disappointed, but you could see what the goalkeeper was thinking, but that didn't take away from how excellent the result was. She didn't curve the ball exactly where Zinsberger caught it. woburn moye early was in the way of zinsberger what a fantastic ending from kurt can arsenal reply here groin to kirby how many times you and me have made games and it's been kirby kerr either cheating or bot h on the record it's one of the best combinations that i can remember at any level of football yea i'll say it again it's because neither of them are selfish you know they are both world class center forwards but they are quite happy for the good of the team to play with each other or working with each other and that just means they both get more out of him I think when Samker was signed and Frank Kirby was injured it was a question if that was a replacement for for frank but I just think just and then you become harder she's not even on the pitch but she's been absolutely amazing world cup winner to be introduced by jonas adebart malty 52 goals between them last season happening kirby both on the scoreboard in this final of the c opa fa zinsberg was excellent in that first half maybe a bit misled surprised maybe kerr went to the near post yeah i think you have to say that's a good play by kerr you know as a goalkeeper she is i have a def ender front to us she's trying to anticipate because she knows the shot will be good from the turn regardless it's a good draw see you tomorrow lost possession again here arsenal kirby fleming nice turn from kirby ryton is on this side near left in the ball now erickson has come a long way midamar with the little cat from the movie these wide open a few times miramar has been caught with the ball but she thinks she has plenty of time but that's how hard fleming is working from that side right and she is playing forward in that position right side is back in defense the player a defensive minded midfielder being replaced by a more creative one a here in the manor uh she made her professional debut in her home country of japan at the age of 14 when she a world cup when she was 18 years old. aston villa summer signing little wasn't strong enough kirby was an angel and a curse written on the back post there's been some real indecision at arsenal fought today we really aren't real i see from them this season fell at death mead after which was a lovely touch from iwa how Arsenal need the next goal to be theirs. she pairs really well with if she can get the ball to meet the meat.
I haven't really gotten into this game at all. Arsenal. There is no real momentum going forward. Frustrating afternoon for them so far. Six goals, five assists got the opening goal in this cup final, strike partner Sam Curry got the second, but is there any way back here for Arsenal? Maybe they score quickly but I think otherwise good I mean quality happens with Kirby but the way chelsea have worked so hard without having possession and then as soon as they have it the first thinking is if i can play forward who is there and there is always a back willing and that is the difference between the two teams urabuc ci angle intercepts once again for chelsea she has been exceptional in the second half in particular the player who is a veteran of the team the chelsea team that lost the 2012 fa cup final competition have yet to win sophie ingle but she certainly plays her part loy press manchester city the reigning fa cup champions in each of the last two seasons will stay on london after today of course but it could be red or blue ribbons in a minute chelsea is very much in the box arsenal needs to offer more life more looking for fear straight from marna it has been a g big difference for me this season lucy man i'm in that midfield as much for arsenal physicality as anything else but she's never been able to dominate that midfield today no i think probably too many arsenal players have had a bad day and you can't play in a cup seeker where good players are not playing to their potential whereas when you look at Chelsea team most of their team are having a good game can't take anyone at wembley meat you are a fuchsia the cave inside here little by little he is able to turn into a cat this season armory and they find a way here which is well done by catley maybe a little misjudged by hamburger but it comes to nothing by the collision of the gunners here with Burger in the chelsea penalty area their curfews in the other half of the pitch there's so much going on at the moment Fergus was left with cramps he really hasn't had much to do cer today so he's probably cold it was a good ball from the left side this is the collision whistle I think before that challenge but that's very very dangerous not sure if that touches you expensive?
I don't think he will ultimately be in trouble and again it bears reiterating there is no running var well I think the umpire while the ball had come up the pitch and that challenge came from woburn boy I think the umpire was actually looking back. hamburger yeah I think I think I really think she's talking to her assistant referees right now just to get more information about what happened because she was more worried about Berger and I think she was probably going to stop playing the baby won't want to go. That's going to be brought here.
She had started all four FA Cup games this season so I felt a bit aggrieved to be on the bench today and she is a striker rather than a defender. Yeah, I think this season's arsenal has more strength in depth, particularly in the attacking areas on the bench, so with a heavy touch, she gets to the right areas, cuts those passing lanes to the front when you've got medamar going down too you have to be really alert 20 minutes at wembley so many attacking players on the pitch now for arsenal we have seen iwobuchi and ford come on in this second half kirby drives towards goal and hits the post at an angle and that one came out screaming zinsberger boy you stood still admiring that struggling kirby but he scored an absolutely wonderful goal now they are playing at the back of arsenal but they are losing i mean its a brilliant shot a lot of zinsberger watching it like the rest of us , you may have to get out of kerby, no?
I don't want to hurt her anymore I love it arsenal are pushing players forward playing three at the back I think and having more attacking players they are always the counters for Chelsea she wasn't limping she could have written down, it's amazing. one point between these two teams after eight league games this season two goals between them at wembley even though this is last year's fa cup final this is a big statement if chelsea can see this in terms of this season in their league to meet us back in the league in february this seems to be a two horse race isn't it for the title this season with manchester city woes?
Not that when you tune him into a cup final and can bring vanilla h e has a hitting problem but there is little here for the arsenal several players who break into the box are brilliant defending which per cuthbert certainly not a natural right back but you wouldn't know by the way she played today one of all this is from kim little she's shown a lot of quality moments today that she's so hard to handle defensively she lived up to it now the aides just announced that it's not a record for an FA women's cup final but still a magnificent crowd of just under 41,000. of course this is a special day in many ways for women's football exactly 100 years ago women's football was banned by the FA and today lucy we sit here at wembley with a crowd of 41,000 watching the two best women's teams in the country feels good doesn't it?
It certainly affects me as a child. There's always a stigma attached to a girl who played when she was little and the generation before me couldn't even play when you think about it. d but just look at how women's football has gone now and these girls and all the young girls I've seen in the crowd you know they are free to play this sport and what great role models on the pitch they gave away today out of fear just ran out force a little at the end that's strong of harder actually it's deceptively very fast hard to get the ball off what's left in the side but i think she probably took it a little too far i think she was trying to chip over samkurt zinsberg nice twist de uh meat medamar make the run really not set foot wrong in the heart of that chelsea defense today there's a team at the back that's a good bullion in front of them she's very much on the side oh my word , that's ridiculous 3n0 chelsea and that's an out of this world finish so much composure so much wonderful finesse from samkhya wow this is an excellent world class run he just stood on the side i think and a They threw a lot of time and strikers have a long It's time to think about it, but the perfect and perfect execution of many things, and it hasHe's had a good game, and Zinsberg has also had a brilliant game in goal, he's let three in, but he's left a lot out, but that's just world class since the sound cut, enjoy. one did too she worked for years with a core group of players building them up this is today's result this has been a fantastic performance from her team the leading little burger couldn't avoid the corner she got the tactics right in the early ends this week has been such a different game today had to be cleared up by millie bright came out to mckay you got the feeling emma learned lessons from that first game yeah she made it about player for player and her players play if one player played better and they've played better as a team it's not about the formations because they've matched them up so it's who could play better that day and i think chelsea have been shooting as a collective and individuals unbelievable the key for paris is going to be coming soon , surely a forward player will have to come out because I don't know if Arsenal can accommodate more forward players without looking really vulnerable at the back. to receive the ball and i think we have been dominated by chelsea in all areas find it first nikita paris contribution is to give away a free kick she feels she has the ball it is going to be a yellow card for starting paris i thought its quite a strong challenge from Paris, but only her initial reaction slipped.
I think sometimes it looks worse when that happens. it wasn't really that one foot contact how disappointed i was naturally after the champions league final defeat where they were maybe lucy showed a whole new level by barcelona it's first cup final as it won't make up that loss clearly, but for csi to perform so well in a major final, we'll be in a real hurry. Beth England will be here shortly. Erickson with the cross. and quick and it takes a long time you see sam kerr's goal perfectly executed it takes a long time to get over a loss in the fa cup final i've been there myself but they have to bounce back this week in the big game against barcelona at juventus halfway for chelsea during the week harder on the pull back and they certainly don't settle for three, well the spaces are coming up aren't they?
They are also taking chances and taking risks with the ball forward and the players forward, but more difficult is coming. daisy pressures we covered champions league final news and saw that new level really barcelona showing interest in chelsea emma hayes seems to be looking to close that gap with changes in terms of paris seeming to break in here instead of out and signing a lot more new players there was only those two new additions over the summer with now and james we have seen play in a different formation this is not today but he has been playing with all three at the back we were a bit light at the back and I think that was exposed against Barcelona, who are a level above these two teams and we have seen that last season and this season all of Chelsea can do what the Arsenal can do is close the gap and just keep going and working and getting used to those big games you still need to plug in arsenal but it's been one of those days where they haven't fared at all in the last third now these two clubs are they get into the knockout rounds of the champions league being as interesting chelsea as we mentioned getting closer to their holy grail three seasons in europe they have made two semi-finals in one final arsenal they are still the only british team to win the competition than in 2007 a little more de arco who is chasing a hat-trick just made a run a little too soon changes are being made here before this arsenal attack fought still well australian look to for paris cleared by carter and towards midamar i couldn't direct the header on goal it wasn't necessary today so they saw her performance at such a high level we're used to so england's g and spending are going up now she's not going to take the hatchet but she has a brace i dont think shes too upset no i think emma hayes has built a team shes making sure she gets people like g and she drew spence who did an amazing job for this team in the last few years, and also retired from arsenal g, who are coming for their fourth fa cup final, two previous winners' medals and i know how. emma hayes will be very pleased to be spending on the pitch here anyone here chelsea's longest serving current player over 200 appearances for the club a few words to write there too like uh simona coming to arsenal for the final stages la sam kerr evening is over but what a contribution he has made with talent on and off the pitch i was reading the other day he has recently become an author also the children's story and includes in that story a school bully whose name is chelsea honestly here it is strength in depth, isn't it?
You can attract players like G and England. Suspense in a cup final. against liverpool leipzig manchester city and manchester united against young voice we also have some brilliant cricket to look forward to also first test day live from brisbane meeting tuesday 11 o'clock on bt sport what i'm looking at the way arsenal played today and I'm surprised Jordan moves in terms of tying things together in midfield. I think he's flawed or had the better game and Kim Little didn't really have that much of an influence. as expected but its a foul on katy mccabe i just need to be careful mccabe is frustrated they know they are better than they have shown today in the arsenal and that is going to be a huge frustration they have set themselves exceptionally high standards. this season's performance this is from chelsea how good arsenal have been this season a standout team really look at the players that will really make the headlines nowadays they occur naturally in kirby lucy but there are so many chelsea players you've been around from the top of his game today i would include sophie engel that aaron cuthbert has been exceptional at right back and i completely agree and i think when you look at the performances i don't think there is a chelsea player that has had a bad game and that's the difference between the two sides they started well you know they really did well sam kerr obviously got his goals and kirby is still there and got team three involved in the cycle i'm going to win a fa i h cup final i have to say that She was probably the standout player because she scored because she scored the goal, she's the player of the match, but I don't think there are any that are below an 8 out of 10 even to chelsea.
No, he can't say the same. for Arsenal England chasing this came Zinsberg I saw Tobin Heath from Williamson there how difficult it will have been for them to see Heath grow up supporting Arsenal just like Leah Williams comfortable because from Burger one of those players came back ASAP obviously Williams is we're going to being out, they tell us a little more than derby heath, but those expressions tell you everything you need to know, don't they? Yeah, it's a really frustrating day where you can't play, nothing you can do to affect good ball. angle eric's spending is a well weighted pass england ready for the kick back there's more in there too that's captain erickson and now a major touch from simona boy chelsea show no mercy here carter's ball absolutely relentless in the box i don't think no one can argue with a skull.
I need that from Chelsea's first half performance and the chances that they've also had some great chances throughout this game, many of which include myself. She wondered if Leo Williamson's absence might be something that might make a difference. He watched Arsenal form in the league playing as a right back. He's been playing in the middle of three central defenders and now he's playing as one of two today and just defending somebody incredibly well. who was on the sidelines of the chelsea side for so long now becoming a really important player all credit to jess carter still only 24 btw uh close to millie bright i have a consolation here arsenal know little which sums things up for the gunners there just isn't enough quality from the arsenal today and it's been really unusual to see that he's going to be disappointed with his team's performance and how they probably go to the game plan that he expected too many is one of the arrivals of the summer now and he's coming back here from an injury better appearance on november 6th and a lot of applause for sophie ingle who if you ask her would certainly downplay her role today is very humble as a person sophie i remember when she swore she was given a new contract basically he was almost thanking the club saying how grateful he was because they wanted him to continue to be the role he plays he never hears that his team is vital , probably as vital as kiran kirby's role in chelsea defensive work our fa cup winners the final leg of a glorious domestic journey and the hazy side complete a clean sweep this hour and the club's third FA cup a reinforcement of the magnificent it was uh strike partner frank kirby who would open the scoring after three minutes, chelsea's first fa cup since 2018. and they are very deserved winners, far more comfortable winners perhaps at the end than many expected today from this derby arsenal of London I fall short the most successful club in the competition just didn't have enough today below the levels they have set themselves so far in the wsl there will be no complaints from the gunners about the winners here emma hayes got the pick right and chelsea are fa cup winners lucy ward yes it was a brilliant game chelsea started very well they got that goal early and kept going and i think the level of their players has been a level above arsenal today, plus he just couldn't compete. great decision by emma hayes not to play g to play sophie ingle i think she was certainly right on that he is a former manager at arsenal of course emma hayes knows full well the club this match is always one she looks for on the calendar means a very much any game against arsenal whatever the competition well you can see by the reaction from her and her players how special this is for chelsea yes this was a great game for emma hayes and her team she does the management of people very well she is the best friend of these players and the worst enemy depending on what they want and she makes sure that they have really very high standards this is a great moment for them it is a great moment it is a great day for soccer female too lucy and emma hayes have said many times in the lead up to this game 100 years since women's soccer was banned in this country what a spectacle we have seen today absolutely unbelievable all these players , everyone here, stands on the shoulders of those who came before the women who played when they should have been playing, the women who kept women's soccer going, and the women who started it all over again in 1971.
These girls wouldn't be here if they didn't out for them and they appreciate it but I have taken this place to another level and they are trying to make up for 50 years of not being able to play 50 years of progression 50 years of quality and these two teams are a credit to the game good arsenal manager jonathan using this as an opportunity to deliver messages in defeat may be even more valuable, perhaps in the long run, than the messages he will deliver in victory, but from chelsea's perspective, lucy, we have to reflect on how big is this for a club. winning a treble is a quadruple if you include the community crest quite a remarkable achievement yes I mean they have a huge team they have a huge budget they are probably the biggest budget in womens football but they still have room to go and win you still have to keep all those players happy for chelsea so go and manage the players which is the best thing she has in emma tactically she is very good players want to be in this environment they don't always play . but when they play, if they don't play well, someone else will take their place and I think when you nurture that within your group, then I think you'll always produce winners.
I'm in a hurry to tell your players. here you can understand they delivered big red moment for her today pass it on now to claire well thank you so much adam and lucy for not only describing the action but making sure everyone watching understands and why it will further contextualize emma hayes said in her pre-match interview and she pointed out what a great moment this was for women's sport and women's football ania luka and daniel carter watching next to me and annie what a moment this is for chelsea yes i mean they are just a machine, you know it's them it's chelsea's winning machine chelsea's relentless machine i'm so proud when i see you know chelsea keep winning you know after so many years they keep doing it keep doing it keep doing it we said before the game they look so relaxed in the tunnel like this no big deal fa cup finals so what and you see it in their performance you see them enjoying it you see them really celebrating their success it's so impressive it's so impressive onante stop them andi think the last thing emma hayes and this team should do right now is win the champions league but these are the days the machine is still running and these are the days you will probably miss it when you see them celebrating yeah i saw the new slide and i thought i would love to do that right now while danielle for the arsenal players the hardest place is the group you know the group that meets defeated i don't know what you understand about telling them at that point yeah i mean that they are probably just trying to regroup and keep their heads up because now their attention shifts to the champions league which is a massive game on thursday for them. we all said the game was going to be very close but unfortunately Arsenal didn't show up today for some reason I can't remember many shots on goal so yeah overall it was a very disappointing day for Arsenal but Jonas is a problem ably now trying to regroup trying to get the players to keep their heads because the champions league is now just around the corner and obviously arsenal have key players missing due to injury we saw a shot there of tobin heath and leah williamson in the stands there is also uncertainty about the future of miedema, he loses his contract, isn't that the case?, he ends this season.
I don't have any insider knowledge of what she's going to decide to do but I'm pretty sure Arsenal will do everything they can to keep her because back in the day not today but back in the day she's world class unbeatable so she'll do it. it will be very interesting to see where she ends up let's focus on the chelsea winners and how they won it and how extraordinary it was that the two goals sam scored in the second half were much more difficult yes much more awkward opportunities than the ones he had missed in the first half it's always like that it's the easy ones you miss you should know harder to miss and it's the hardest ones she scores you know what the first one she scored in particular was uh you know great play forward she really isolated to the ladies moy what i have to say today was poor all her defensive 1b's she never was y'know wood boy never got to the top y'know samkhya got the best of her um it really isolated her and a great shot to score and then the second goal i mean i'm sure we'll do well we'll do it but first let's hear from sam kerr because now he's with natalie many congratulations and the fa cup winners medal a pair goals man of the match i guess it doesn't get much better than that but in a prestigious competition how special is that yeah i mean i think we deserved it i think it was a team effort and i get paid to put in the goals and honestly i said before like bad friends he scored but the defense was amazing and yes it's a team effort we'll enjoy it he's got the goal from the start and I guess the game is never safe in one nil but as you say dominated controlled is so how the game felt yeah I think we felt we dominated but they defended well in the first half and we couldn't get some easy chances so we knew we had to score again to end the game and we did and I think we played Even better, the second half was denied a couple of times by Zinsberger and the crossbar.
You must have been delighted to see the first one go. if we kept pushing we knew they would go in and I mean three nils at Wembley in front of a massive crowd that couldn't get any better. How does that set you up now for the rest of the season as you chase down more silverware? I was a Serpent in a game at one time. You know there has been. You know, I don't know. I guess for us it's just one game at a time we haven't conceded a lot of goals in the last few games and scored a lot so I think we're the best team in England but yeah we'll keep going congratulations and cheers thank you that's a great athlete. she really is she follows her speed is fab and that's why i guess she gets so many chances um even if she doesn't score them all yes sam's move i think its world class um she really is relentless in her move very smart always asking questions to defenders, I think for her to go to the next level is for her to score, you know, first down, second down, she's had five chances today, yeah, she scored two, but in other games, you know those missed chances could cost chelsea so there's only so much left for her to do to get to the next level but she's so exceptional it was a great individual effort yeah you know she again ran after the isolates wilbur moy knows exactly what she wants to play through robin roy's legs goal but it's the run that makes sam kerr one of the world's best run keepers she knows she can get 1v1 se she gets in the box and then it's a great finish i think zinsberger can do a little better there i think she's got it I can hardly predict she'll go the other way but a great goal from Zamker.
Frank Kirby had a terrific game until he got injured and then almost training but let's look at Sam Kerr's third second goal so third for Chelsea and this I don't know if you say it's a lob or a chip but she's a phenomenal talent uh this is ridiculous that's what she is um she's a big chip a little trick on the goalie like we say she had four chances before this this was by far her hardest shot but she's made it look like it's her easiest um i mean in training if this has happened i remember emma byrne if you were to do this against emma byrne as you turn around to celebrate she'll take out the net ball. and throwing it at your head, so yeah.
The nerve of that, you know, he's still in a daze, honestly, it's ridiculous, it's a great ending and he did it at the end of his performance, because to score Claire, you have to have thought it through in your head before you executed it, so it's the mental audacity to then see the goalkeeper off the line and then do it in a cops final at Wembley and then you see Sam kind of celebrating like yeah that's me you know it's arrogance it's audacity an amazing world class goal a penalty day for junior ciderwell and his players arsenal accept their runners up medals and shortly we will see chelsea lifting the 2021 womens FA cup trophy we are bringing you back to lucy and adam yes thank you claire so chelsea players get ready for top arsenal's players have dignified themselves in defeats, but it's emma hayes who leads the march forward.
They haven't always been serial winners, he had a lot to do to get them to that point in the first place, they finished way down in the wsl in the early stages of his time there, but what a team he has created, what a club he has created. yes, I certainly had. I think you have to fail to know what it's like to succeed and you learn from that experience, probably more from failure than from winning. The things tell you a lot about the players. You know she has the team that she wants now she has the great players, the world class players, but the key for me is that she manages people very, very well, these girls play for her, they play for the club, but whether they're sitting on the bench and whether it's the 11th starter they're all part of the group and it's all for the greater good and I think that's a really hard thing to do as manager chelsea series winners no trophy will be enough relentless relentless a galaxy of stars a day that means so much not just to chelsea but to women's football in general it feels historic and this chelsea team is majestic a glorious treble chelsea are fa cup winners for 20 20 21 .
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