Manchester City ended Chelsea’s dominance of the Women’s League Cup and claimed the trophy for the first time in three years after a stirring second-half comeback, led by Caroline Weir, saw them cruise to a 3-1 win over the Blues.
Chelsea came into the game seeking their third successive triumph in the competition, but ended up handing the trophy they have held since 2020 over to City after a meek second 45 minutes was heavily punished by Gareth Taylor’s side.
The Blues’ poor second-half showing was particularly surprising given they had the better of a frantic first period, which saw Sam Kerr give them the lead after a mix up between Ellie Roebuck and Demi Stokes.
But Man City were a different team after halftime and blew away Emma Hayes’s side thanks to two strikes from Weir, which came either side of a poacher’s finish from Ellen White.
More to follow …
Chelsea face a London derby at West Ham on Thursday night in the Women’s Super League (WSL), live on Sky Sports; kick off 7.45pm.
Thursday 10th March 7:00 pm
Man City’s next game is also in the WSL, away to Tottenham on Sunday, March 13.