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Canada's Jessie Fleming, Chelsea cruise past Arsenal to win Women's FA Cup

Canadian international Jessie Fleming helped Chelsea win the Women's FA Cup final against Arsenal on Sunday as the club clinched a domestic treble for the first time.

23-year-old from London, Ont., plays full 90 minutes in 3-0 victory

Canadian midfielder Jessie Fleming, second from left, celebrates with her Chelsea teammates after their dominant 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the Women's FA Cup final on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London. (Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Canadian international Jessie Fleming helped Chelsea win the Women's FA Cup final against Arsenal on Sunday as the club clinched a domestic treble for the first time.

The 23-year-old from London, Ont., played the full 90 minutes as the Blues cruised to a 3-0 victory at Wembley Stadium in the final of a competition that was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Canadian Jessie Fleming wins FA Cup Final with Chelsea

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Sam Kerr scored twice in the second half to lead Chelsea to a decisive 3-0 win over Arsenal.

Australia striker Sam Kerr scored a second-half double, while Fran Kirby had given Chelsea a third-minute lead.

The match took place exactly 100 years to the day since England's Football Association banned women from playing football on league-affiliated grounds because it deemed it "most unsuitable" for them to play the game. The ban lasted nearly 50 years.

Fleming also won last season's FA Women's Super League title and the League Cup with Chelsea during her rookie professional campaign.

The Canadian Olympian signed with Chelsea in July of last year following an outstanding four-year collegiate career at UCLA. She scored her first three goals in the FA WSL this season while also picking up a pair of assists.

Chelsea now has three Women's FA Cup victories in five final appearances.

With files from CBC Sports

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