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Arsenal beat Chelsea in extra-time to raise Conti Cup title


An additional-time objective from ahead Stina Blackstenius helped Arsenal safe a 1-0 victory to win the Conti Cup last for a second straight 12 months, once more defeating Chelsea as they finish Emma Hayes’ hopes of finishing a quadruple in her last season on the membership.

The sport was halted for 9 minutes within the last phases of the second half after Arsenal midfielder Frida Maanum collapsed to the bottom and was carried off on a stretcher.

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An Arsenal spokesperson instructed ESPN that Maanum is “acutely aware, speaking and in a secure situation” and persevering with to obtain medical therapy.

The outcome ends Chelsea’s bid to raise an unprecedented quadruple in Emma Hayes’ last season earlier than she leaves to take cost of the United States ladies’s nationwide crew. Chelsea stay in a carefully fought WSL title race with Manchester Metropolis, in addition to upcoming semifinal ties in each the Ladies’s FA Cup and Ladies’s Champions League.

It additionally marks a 3rd straight season wherein Chelsea have fallen on the last hurdle within the Conti Cup, after dropping to Metropolis within the 2022 last earlier than falling to Arsenal in final 12 months’s finale.

The gang o21,462 at Molineux marked a file for the Conti Cup last.