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Kerr fires Chelsea to third successive FA Cup title

Sam Kerr scored once again in a Women's FA Cup final to fire Chelsea to a third successive title, beating Manchester United 1-0 at a sold-out Wembley.

Not only was Chelsea's Kerr-inspired victory witnessed by a record crowd for a Women's FA Cup final, but a world record attendance for a women's domestic fixture, beating the previous record of 60,729 when Atletico Madrid faced Barcelona in 2019. 

There had been injury concerns around Australia striker Kerr after she was left on the bench for the midweek win against Leicester, but she slotted home from Pernille Harder's squared pass (68) as the Blues won their first silverware of the season.

Kerr had previously scored in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 finals as well as both WSL games against Man Utd this season, proving once again to be Chelsea's Ms Dependable when it comes to match-winning moments.

It was a disappointing end for Man Utd in their first major cup final, having dominated the first half. Leah Galton did have the ball in the net inside 20 seconds, but it was correctly ruled out for offside in the build-up.

But Chelsea's strength in depth shone through in the end - especially after the introduction of Harder - as both teams now turn their attentions back to the WSL as they also battle for the league title in one of the tightest-ever races.

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