Chelsea secured their fourth consecutive FA Women's Super League title in emphatic style on Saturday, as they cruised to a resounding 3-0 victory over Reading.
The triumph completed a remarkable league and FA Cup double on the final day of the season, leaving their hosts devastated as they were relegated to the second-tier Championship.
The Blues finished the season on an impressive tally of 58 points from 22 games, edging out Manchester United by two points. Manchester United, who defeated Liverpool 1-0, claimed the runners-up position, while Arsenal secured third place, clinching the final Champions League qualification spot with an 11-point gap behind Chelsea.
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Reading, unfortunately, finished at the bottom of the 12-team league, sealing their fate of relegation to the Championship for the upcoming season.
Chelsea wasted no time in asserting their dominance, opening the scoring in the 18th minute. Guro Reiten's precise cross found the head of Australia international Sam Kerr, who cleverly evaded her defender and nodded the ball into the net. The Blues continued to press their advantage, with Reiten getting on the scoresheet herself in the 42nd minute, extending Chelsea's lead.
The second half witnessed Chelsea's continued superiority, as they maintained control of the game. Kerr, displaying her clinical finishing ability once again, found the back of the net in the 88th minute to complete the rout and secure the WSL title. This victory added to their earlier success in the FA Cup, where they triumphed over Manchester United in a thrilling penalty shootout on May 14.