Chelsea edge out Arsenal to lift Continental Cup

Chelsea eliminated their London rivals from the Continental Cup final and lifted their first piece of silverware this season.

It was a match as tense as any London derby promises to be. The two sides were both accurate in front of goal, but it was Chelsea who snatched the win.

Emma Hayes’ Blue ran out victorious, clutching a 2-1 win to their chest.

Less than ten minutes into the match, Arsenal were put under pressure by their resilient London rivals. Beth England reacted sharply to a Chelsea attack, slotting the opening goal past Manuela Zinsberger.

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The two sides had plenty of chances in the first half, forcing both goalkeepers into action.

Millie Bright proved crucial for Chelsea in the first half with some important tackles and no-nonsense defending.

Caitlin Foord turned the screws in the Arsenal midfield, conjuring up some dangerous chances for the forwards. However, her creativity wasn’t enough to see her side past the finish line.

The Gunners missed a few vital chances in front of goal, with Ann-Katrin Berger pulling off some incredible stops.

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Arsenal managed to pull the score even in the dying moments of the 90 through Leah Williamson, but Chelsea responded immediately through another England goal.

Beth England’s brace came in the first minute of injury time, sealing the win for Chelsea. The Blues lift the trophy and set themselves on-course to win the domestic Treble.

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