Sam Kerr saves Chelsea in the FA Cup final against Manchester City, scores

Sam Kerr returned to the rescue once again, scoring a second goal in extra time when Chelsea beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea completed a women’s Super League and FA Cup brace when Sam Kerr scored two goals to beat Manchester City 3-2 in a thrilling final at Wembley after extra time.

Emma Hayes’ side retaliated for their defeat to City in the League Cup final earlier this season, but were pushed all the way through despite taking the lead three times.

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The English champions took the lead as Kerr nods to Millie Bright’s cross at the far post, but City leveled with Lauren Hemp just before half-time.

A long-range shot by Erin Cuthbert restored Chelsea’s lead early in the second half. However, there was a drama in the finale as Hayley Raso took City back to last-minute level.

Kerr has also claimed personal accolades as Player of the Year for an outstanding season and it was fitting that the WSL top scorer had his last extra-time stay in front of a record-breaking crowd of 49,000 for a women’s FA Cup final.

The Australian broke free from inside her own half and her shot was aided by a deflection from Alex Greenwood who slipped into the near post.

Kerr’s double goal in the FA Cup final came after her scored two surprising goals beat Arsenal in last week’s Super League final.

Speaking with Optus Sport, Kerr said: “It’s great. I can’t really think of anything else compared to today, but it’s been a long, very long season, so I’m really proud to win this one.

“We did it one after another for two weekends.

“For the goals, I don’t really care how they come in, honestly.

“I feel on top of the world, I think the team does and like I said it’s been a long season, so it’s nice to finish with double.”

Originally published as Sam Kerr does it again, scoring the extra time winner in the thrilling FA Cup final