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Hayes dedicates FA Cup win to Chelsea fans: 'My club has suffered'

Emma Hayes dedicated her side's third consecutive Women's FA Cup victory to the Chelsea fans after explaining she feels the wider club has "suffered" as a result of untold change and unrest.

Striker Sam Kerr scored a second-half winner to fire Chelsea to a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in front of a record crowd of 77,390 at Wembley - a historic moment for a domestic club fixture in the women's game.

It was the fifth time in nine years Chelsea have triumphed in the showpiece event, owing to another defining moment from Australia international Kerr, who latched on to substitute Pernille Harder's pinpoint delivery to steer home the decider.

"I'm a football fan. I've watched how much my club has suffered this year with ownership changes, the men's team hasn't been brilliant. Chelsea fans this is for you," Hayes said in her post-match press conference.

"I hope we gave you something you can smile about it this year. The whole club, owners included," she added.

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