By Uche Dozie
Chelsea are Continental Cup winners for the first time after defeating Arsenal by two goals to one in a thrilling final match at the City Ground.
Beth England’s brace in the first and second half gave Chelsea the Women’s League Cup for the very first time.
However, goalkeeper Ann Katrin-Berger’s contribution was just as important, the Germany stopper making several key saves to thwart an Arsenal side who arguably had more chances than the Blues.
After a cagey first nineteen minutes, Bethany England scored from close range to give Chelsea the lead and twentieth of the season.
The match ended in the first half with a Chelsea lead. However, it was not without a strong fight by the Arsenal team.
After an end to end match in the second half, Arsenal scored through Leah Williamson in the 85th minutes to equalise.
The goal seem to give Arsenal; five times champion of the continental cup, a new momentum as they piled pressure on Chelsea to score.
However, England scored at the dead of the half to hand Chelsea their first women league cup and it first of the season.
Chelsea are seven wins from the Women’s Super League title and through to the FA Cup quarter-finals, could well be on for a treble now.
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