Chelsea concluded a Women’s Super League and FA Cup double as Sam Kerr netted twice against Manchester City 3-2 in a fascinating final at Wembley following extra time.
Emma Hayes’ side extracted revenge for trounce to City in the League Cup final before this season, however were pushed all the way in spite of taking the lead 3 times.
The English champions took the dominancy when Kerr diverted Millie Bright’s cross at the back post, but City equalised through Lauren Hemp just ahead of the half-time.
A long-range attempt from Erin Cuthbert reimposed Chelsea’s lead early in the second half.
Nevertheless, there was late action when Hayley Raso brought City level again in the end minute.
Kerr has also concurred the personal recognition as player of the year for an extraordinary season and it was fitting the WSL’s top scorer had the final stay in extra time in front of a record crowd of 49,000 for a women’s FA Cup final.