The Gunners sunk Chelsea in the Women’s League Cup on Sunday to win a trophy for the first time in three years
Leah Williamson hailed her teammates as the Gunners beat Chelsea in the Women’s League Cup final. The Lionesses captain was part of Arsenal’s 2018-19 season side, where they last won a trophy as they lifted the Women’s Super League.
Arsenal ‘breaks the chain’
Chelsea started the game strongly, scoring in the second minute by Sam Kerr. However, the Gunners turned it around as the Swedish forward Stina Blackstenius slotted a 16th-minute equalizer. Captain Kim Little scored from the spot minutes later and an own goal from Niamh Charles tripled the Gunners’ scoreline.
Williamson said of the result: “I feel good, you’ve got to break the chain at some point so today was that day.”
Satisfied skipper Little told BBC Sport: “I’m so proud of the team. Off the back of last week’s result, we needed to turn it around, and we had a good week’s training and talked about a lot of things we needed to be better at.
“I was thinking after they scored, ‘what could we have done to stop that?’, because it was such a good goal. But because it was so early we just needed to reset and we did that. the rest of our first-half performance was pretty special and that’s what won us the match today.
“We want to win trophies, and we’re disappointed in ourselves that we’ve not done that before now, but here it is, and I’m just happy and proud of the girls.”
“I feel good, you’ve got to break the chain at some point so today was that day”
The Swedish coach Jonas Eidvall delivered his first trophy within 18 months of taking charge of the club. He gave his coat away to a fan who encouraged them after their FA Cup loss.
Talking about the incident, Eidvall explained to arsenal.com: “I said, ‘People like you are what make this football club great. Your optimism gives me energy, and I can give that back to the team and it can help our performance. So, you come here and do the same thing next Sunday and we win, you’ll get my coat.’
“I’m very happy for him, very happy for us and now I just need to sort out a new coat.”