A world file crowd of 77,390 watched Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 within the Girls’s FA Cup last at Wembley on Sunday.
Sam Kerr’s 68th-minute strike proved decisive as Chelsea received the trophy for the third straight 12 months to stay in rivalry for a league and cup double.
The sold-out last smashed the earlier file attendance for a girls’s home membership match, when Atletico Madrid hosted Barcelona in entrance of 60,739 individuals in 2019.
Chelsea is second within the Girls’s Tremendous League, some extent behind chief United, however with a recreation in hand. And whereas victory secured the FA Cup, it may even have given Emma Hayes’ crew a psychological benefit within the closing phases of the title race.
“It’s one piece of the jigsaw. I want more, this isn’t enough,” Chelsea midfielder Erin Cuthbert mentioned. “We want to go for the league now. We can only control the controllables.”
It may need been a unique story had Leah Galton’s strike within the opening minute not been dominated out for offside as United bought off to a flying begin. However United couldn’t take benefit, with the rating 0-0 at halftime and Kerr discovering the winner after the break.
“We switch off in one moment, there’s space to Sam (Kerr) to run in to which we haven’t given her all game,” United supervisor Marc Skinner mentioned. “I’m happy with the ladies as we speak, they’re hungry. Their (Chelsea’s) place is what we need to take. We’re a younger, hungry crew. I want to seek out the items to ensure we problem on a regular basis.
“Chelsea have done hardly anything in the game, but they are winners for a reason, they find that tiny little gap.”
In addition to successful three FA Cups in a row, Chelsea has additionally received back-to-back league titles prior to now two seasons.
Hayes mentioned her crew’s trophy-winning knowhow was the distinction.
“We had to kick each other at halftime,” she mentioned. “We know how to stay in a game and even if we weren’t at our best we have to work out how to change it. We had to possess the ball better and then find the quality in the final third.”