May 23, 2022

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Chelsea win historic third successive WSL title in dramatic fashion after comeback victory over Manchester United

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Chelsea won a historic third successive Women’s Super League title in dramatic fashion on the final day of the season with victory over Manchester United.

Sam Kerr scored two stunning volleys in the second half as Chelsea came from behind in a six-goal thriller.

The Blues, who win the league by a point over second-placed Arsenal, knew victory would give them the title.

Manchester United led 2-1 at half-time before Kerr’s double and a Guro Reiten strike at Kingsmeadow.

It is the first time in WSL history that a side has won the title in three successive seasons and Emma Hayes’ side can make it a domestic double with victory over Manchester City in next Sunday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

Arsenal did their part on the final day as they beat West Ham 2-0 at Victoria Road thanks to Stina Blackstenius and a sublime Stephanie Catley goal, but it ultimately wasn’t enough to claim a first title since 2019. They were beaten by City in the League Cup final at Plough Lane back in March.

Defeat means Manchester United, who finish the season in fourth place, miss out on qualification for next year’s Champions League – though they also needed Manchester City to lose to Reading.

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