Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea: Danielle Carter’s initial half idea gifts Gunners 14th FA Women’s Cup as Blues destroy to keep trophy
May 14, 2016 - Finding Carter
Danielle Carter strike a overwhelming Wembley leader as Arsenal Ladies picked adult their 14th Women’s FA Cup with a deserved win over Chelsea Ladies in Saturday’s final.
In front of a record throng of 32,912, a Gunners fought by to win a prize during a inhabitant track for a initial time in a sign of how widespread a force they can be in a Women’s game.
Two defeats in 5 Women’s Super League matches – including one inflicted by Chelsea – have given an sense of debility in this side, yet nothing of that was on uncover here.
Arsenal Ladies captain Alex Scott rises a Women’s FA Cup after violence Chelsea 1-0 during Wembley on Saturday
Danielle Carter (right) is hold aloft by her Arsenal team-mates after she took a lead for Arsenal in a initial half
Chelsea players disagree after Carter was given too most time to be means to get her shot divided for a 1-0 lead
Gilly Flaherty can’t censor her tension as she drops to her knees after Chelsea mislaid 1-0 during Wembley on Saturday
The FA Women’s Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea was played in front of a record assemblage of 32,912
Carter struck after 18 mins and Chelsea never looked tighten to anticipating a goals they indispensable to compare their possess Wembley success of final summer.
‘The girls were fantastic,’ Arsenal manager Pedro Losa said. ‘Once we keep flourishing in a diversion your opening is augmenting and augmenting and we consider they gave all on a pitch.
‘Tactics are critical yet personification with your heart and personification with enterprise are some-more important. Today a girls did both.
‘Victory is a tradition in Arsenal and it’s something we unequivocally wanted so badly, generally violence Chelsea.
‘I also consider it can change a energetic in a league. Every diversion is really competitive. We will see teams losing points and during a impulse from tomorrow we have to try.’
Gemma Davison (left) comes brazen for Chelsea as she aims to put a Arsenal counterclaim underneath pressure
Katie Chapman (centre) attempts to win a round for Chelsea and take it divided from 3 Arsenal players
Fara Williams binds adult a round before starting nonetheless another Arsenal conflict during Wembley on Saturday afternoon
Arsenal have usually mislaid one of a 15 Cup finals they have competed in and there was small possibility of them surrendering success on Saturday.
The movement started solemnly with Carter and Fara Williams both promulgation tame efforts over Chelsea screw Hedvig Lindhal’s crossbar before a former sparked a compare into life with her shining opener.
Arsenal were widespread in possession and centre behind Casey Stoney had all a time in a universe as she lofted a round out to Carter on a left.
The 22-year-old stuttered forward, holding slight touches with her right feet to acquire a yard of space inside right behind Hannah Blundell before curling beautifully over Lindahl’s conduct and into a tip corner.
It was a genuine impulse of peculiarity for a 32,912-strong throng during Wembley to suffer – even with some carrying missed a kick-off due to prolonged sheet queues outward a ground.
Carter started her run from outward a chastisement area before she took a round past several Chelsea players
After jinking inside afterwards out, Carter got her shot divided from usually inside a Chelsea area and it flew past Hedvig Lindahl
Carter ran true to Kelly Smith after her shining right-footed curling bid that nestled in a tip corner
Her idea put Arsenal on their proceed to winning their 14th FA Cup, that is some-more than any other side in women’s football
The Chelsea players were left usually to censure any other after Carter got past several players before scoring
Cup-holders Chelsea had hardly come out of a traps until that indicate yet a startle of going behind seemed to yield a wake-up call.
Blundell immediately looked to make adult for her partial in a goal, bombing brazen to trip Fran Kirby by yet a forward, who netted twice opposite a Gunners in a 2-0 win final month, hesitated and her low shot was well-saved by a legs of Sari outpost Veenendaal.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Van Veenendall 6; Scott 6.5, Henning 7.5, Stoney 8, Mitchell 6.5; Williams 7.5 (Janssen 74mins, 6.5), Losada 7; Oshoala 7.5 (Williamson 89), Nobbs 8, Carter 8.5; Smith 7 (Van de Donk 74, 6.5)
Unused subs: Byrne, Pablos Sanchon
Goal: Carter 18
Manager: Pedro Martinez Losa 7
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Lindahl 7.5; Blundell 6.5, Bright 5.5 (England 78), Flaherty 6.5, Borges 5; Spence 6, Chapman 6; Davison 7, Ji 6, Carney 6.5 (Aluko 55, 7); Kirby 6.
Unused subs: Spencer, Rafferty.
Manager: Emma Hayes 6
Referee: Sarah Garratt 7
Player of a Match: Danielle Carter
Arsenal couldn’t utterly transparent yet and Blundell had another event to put a round in to a petite Kirby to kick Van Veenendaal yet she could usually conduct on to a roof of a net.
From there until a half-time whistle, it was all Arsenal. Chelsea No 10 Ji So-Yun scooped over on 28 mins in a singular well-crafted opposite yet a Gunners were positively on top.
A second idea valid elusive, though, and chances were tough to come by until dual genuine opportunities to double a lead presented themselves usually before a break.
On 42 minutes, a good pierce by a center from Arsenal was lighted when Kelly Smith wheeled behind off a frontline before shifting Asisat Oshoala by on idea yet a winger’s finish was diseased and simply cleared.
The Nigeria general should have scored yet plain hit on a round was lacking as she fell inside a chastisement area.
Carter afterwards came tighten again, banishment during idea from 25 yards usually to see her shot saved low by Lindahl.
Chelsea trainer Emma Hayes reacted by switching systems during a break. Niamh Fahey transposed Drew Spence and Millie Bright changed brazen to offer some-more participation in midfield.
Arsenal’s mastery continued yet and another shock came when Smith smashed a crossbar with a header from Oshoala’s cranky before a offside dwindle was raised.
Eniola Aluko was thrown on for Chelsea and looked melancholy yet with Ana Borges now some-more modernized during left full behind there was augmenting space for a pacey Oshoala to open Hayes’ counterclaim up.
Asisat Oshoala (left) of Arsenal put a dangerous cranky into a Chelsea chastisement area yet no one could take advantage
Chelsea used a some-more assertive proceed after going behind in a initial half and here Drew Spence (left) grapples with Vicky Losada for a ball
Her finishing continued to be greedy though, Lindahl restraint good again when a 21-year-old pennyless through.
It was a arrange of skip that so mostly comes behind to haunt you, a idea adult in a Cup final. Chelsea competence still have been second best yet simply a augmenting series of bodies being thrown brazen upped their threat.
Aluko was providing a hint and when she won a dilemma with 20 mins remaining Ji should have finished improved when a set-piece fell to her feet, instead she sliced wide.
Chelsea continued to pull on yet a Arsenal defence, marshalled by centre behind pairing Stoney and Josephine Henning, stood strong.
Kirby spooned a shot far-reaching and a round skimmed over a conduct of surrogate Bethany England as a Blues searched for a late equaliser.
Former Reading star Kirby – removed for so most of a diversion – had a final possibility yet she could not utterly widen distant adequate to strech Gemma Davison’s ball.
Chelsea manager Hayes rued a proceed her side unsuccessful to make an impact notwithstanding their aggressive talents.
Chelsea’s fans waved blue flags that had a club’s design on them as they attempted to inspire their team
Oshoala was tighten to fluctuating Arsenal’s lead yet Lindahl managed to get to a round before a Arsenal player
‘Congratulations to Arsenal,’ she said. ‘It was a illusory opening and a sign of how it is about a singular game. It’s not about an accumulation of games opposite any other, it’s not about prior history, it’s not even about new form.
‘It’s about display adult and putting in a performance. Arsenal did that today, they dominated. we have no complaints about a result.
‘When we simulate on that as a group tomorrow we will remind a players of what a diversion devise was and how mostly it is we did what we wanted them to do.
‘But that’s a credit to Arsenal, they put us underneath a lot of pressure, they pulpy us high in a half and we consider they got their usually prerogative for that.’
The Gunners competence be stuttering in a Women’s Super League yet here they showed that, once again, they are good during home on a showpiece occasion.