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Summary

  1. Arsenal win 14th Women's FA Cup trophy
  2. Dan Carter's fine solo effort wins it for Gunners
  3. Women's FA Cup final record crowd of 32,912 at Wembley

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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Arsenal win the cup again

FT: Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Arsenal Ladies celebrate Women's FA Cup final win
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So, thanks for joining us, on the day when Arsenal Ladies won the Women's FA Cup for a record 14th time.

Young England forward Dan Carter's first-half curler was enough for the Gunners to deservedly beat the 2015 winners Chelsea, in front of a new competition record crowd of 32,912.

You can read Owen Phillips' full report from Wembley here.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend - the Arsenal team certainly will do! Good bye.

Arsenal win 14th Women's FA Cup

FT: Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Congratulations @kelly_smith10 for lifting the FA Cup. Followed #bbcfootball text updates in america to keep up. Total England legend.

Borges for me, didn't have any control over Oshoala, Arsenal used that channel and were more clinical #bbcfootball

More reaction

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Arsenal and England defender Casey Stoney: "It's probably the greatest moment in my career. 

"I'm so proud of my team today, we stepped up and we won it. 

"We got our tactics spot-on and we deserved to win it today."

Adding to the trophy cabinet

FT: Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

FULL-TIME! @ArsenalLadies have won the Women's FA Cup! #ALFCWembley

FULL-TIME! @ArsenalLadies have won the Women's FA Cup! #ALFCWembley

Remember this from earlier? Spot the difference?

14 FA Cup trophies in the space of 23 years is pretty good going.

Cup win a springboard for Arsenal?

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Arsenal and England winger on loan at Notts County Rachel Yankey on Match of the Day:

"This means everything, it's personal pride for the players.

"I speak to the girls and they know they haven't been up to standard this season and this is where they could kick on."

Smith achieves lifelong ambiiton

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Arsenal's Kelly Smith in action
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Arsenal club captain Kelly Smith told Match of the Day: "The team were outstanding today, from the first minute to the last minute we really turned up.

"We wanted the cup back and we're really pleased with how the performance went.

"This is the cup that we all want to be involved in and an occasion like this is an unreal experience and one I'll cherish for the rest of my life."

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#bbcfootball #FACupFinal Woop!!!!

#bbcfootball #FACupFinal Woop!!!!

Congratulations to @ArsenalLadies on winning The FA Cup #SSEWomensFACup, #bbcfootball #OneNilltothearsenal

#bbcfootball #FACupFinal arsenal woop woop!!

Woop indeed for the Gunners. However, if you are a Chelsea fan, then it was not the finest of afternoons.

Shocking from Chelsea. Endless long balls, sloppy passing and no quality #bbcfootball

'Curl it like Carter'

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After 'Bend it like Beckham' - Match of the Day pundit Rachel Brown-Finnis proposes 'Curl it like Carter', in honour Dan Carter's superb winning goal.

Very fitting, I'd say.

'Wembley is red', says Gunners boss Losa

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Arsenal Ladies boss Pedro Martinez Losa
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Arsenal manager Pedro Martinez Losa: "Wembley is red!

"I think our players deserve it for all the effort. They work hard every day and the secret is the team, they stuck together in the difficult moments.

"We had the confidence to play on this big pitch, played good football and then we won. 

"We had more opportunities, especially in the first half where we could have scored more goals. 

"Chelsea were better in the second half, but I think that we deserved to win."

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

Arsenal lift the Women's FA Cup

Arsenal lift Women's FA Cup trophy at Wembley
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Kelly Smith and Alex Scott raise the Women's FA Cup aloft for Arsenal Ladies, under the Wembley arch!

History for the Gunners

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Now the Arsenal players head up the steps to receive the trophy.

They may be the record 14-time winners but this is the first time the club has lifted the Women's FA Cup at Wembley - and that will make this win arguably the most special in their entire history.

Commiserations Chelsea

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Chelsea's Hedvig Lindahl and Millie Bright after their Women's FA Cup final loss at Wembley
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The 2015 winners of the cup collect their runners-up medals, on the famous balcony at Wembley.

To say they look disappointed is a huge understatement.

Carter's dreams come true

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Arsenal goalscorer and Player of the Match Dan Carter:

"That goal has to be up there as one of the best of my career .

"To get the winner at Wembley is something I've always dreamt of. It's amazing. I'm over the moon.

"Today hopefully kick-starts our season now."

Losa picks the right team, gets the right result

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Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Two

"Arsenal have shown exactly what they can do. 

"If Pedro Martinez Losa picks the right team, he gets his tactics right - which he has done today - and the players give everything, they can still beat the best.

"Chelsea didn't have the quality going forward and that's something I've not said about Chelsea all season."

Arsenal win their 14th Women's FA Cup

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Dan Carter curls Arsenal opener

Relive the moment of Dan Carter magic that won the 46th Women's FA Cup final.

With a touch of fine control on the left, courage to go it alone into the box and a sweet finish, the England international scores the goal that proved the difference.

Arsenal win the Women's FA Cup

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Goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal of Arsenal celebrates as Danielle Carter of Arsenal
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Arsenal's joy is clear to see. The players celebrate. Manager Pedro Martinez Losa punches the air too. They are delighted.

And you have to say, they deserved to win today. They were the better side and could have scored three or four goals.

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

That's it! Arsenal win the 2016 Women's FA Cup. The holders have been beaten.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea are running out of time and they have lost the ball.

Surely Arsenal are now going to win their 14th Women's FA Cup?

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea win a corner through Gemma Davison but the delivery goes over everybody.

Then Eniola Aluko's deep cross can't quite be turned towards goal by Niamh Fahey's outstretched leg.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Gemma Davison creates an opening with some magic for Chelsea, skipping into the box, but her shot is blocked and it bounces up for Fran Kirby, who volleys just wide.

We are into four minutes of stoppage time.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Ana Borges sends in a cross but it is an easy save for Arsenal's Sari van Veenendaal.

SUBSTITUTION (Arsenal)

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Teenage midfielder Leah Williamson comes on for Asisat Oshoala.

Chelsea's Katie Chapman is urging Oshoala to hurry up and get off the pitch quickly.

The Nigeria winger has been a constant threat all afternoon.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Ji So-Yun
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Have this Chelsea side looked like a team that won 6-3 against Liverpool last weekend?

No, no they haven't.

Time is running out for the league champions.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Arsenal Ladies boss Pedro Martinez Losa
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Arsenal manager Pedro Martinez Losa will be thrilled with the way his side have played this afternoon. Against the odds, they have controlled this all-London clash against their rivals, and the holders, and are six minutes plus stoppage time away from winning the cup.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Ji So-Yun whips in a deep free-kick for Chelsea but Sari van Veenendaal punches it away.

A new record crowd

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

The new record crowd for a Women's FA Cup final is 32,912 - that's the official attendance at Wembley today.

Flag change update...

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Our colleagues on the touchline at BBC Radio London tell us that the assistant referee's flag wasn't broken after all.

Apparently the luminous yellow flag was clashing with similar-coloured tops of some people in the crowd at Wembley.

It's been changed to a red and yellow flag to avoid confusion. #nowyouknow

SUBSTITUTION (Chelsea)

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea make their third and final substitution as Beth England - signed from Doncaster Rovers Belles in the winter - replaces Millie Bright.

GREAT SAVE!

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Hedvig Lindahl saves Chelsea again, this time clawing away a dipping effort from Vicky Losasa, who has been very effective for the Gunners in this game. Arsenal could be several goals up.

SUBSTITUTION (Arsenal)

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Arsenal make a double substitution, with Danielle van de Donk replacing England legend Kelly Smith, and Dominique Janssen replacing Fara Williams.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

There is a break in play while keeper Sari van Veenendaal receives treatment for Arsenal.

A rare Ji miss from 10 yards out

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Two

"If there's a player you want the ball to fall to in the box it's Ji.

"I've seen her score so many from that position but it just doesn't come down, she can't get her body over the ball to keep it down."

CLOSE!

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

That was a huge chance! Chelsea go very, very close.

From a Chelsea corner - won by the aggressive running of Eniola Aluko - the ball is nodded down to Ji So-Yun, who is in acres of space inside the Arsenal penalty area.

She has time to set herself, by half-volleys just high and wide of the far post.

Agonising for the Blues. Will they get a better chance than that?

Will Arsenal rue all these missed chances? The 1-0 lead looks pretty safe, but sub Eni Aluko's pace against tiring legs could yet tell.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea have a little over 20 minutes left of normal time to get back into this game. They've not been themselves so far today, that's for sure.

Chelsea need more attacking intent

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Two

"Chelsea need to commit more players forward. 

"The front three need to be closer together, they're too stretched."

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

We have a replacement flag being brought on, for one of the officials. You don't see that every day! The original flag looks broken.

Oshoala misses another chance

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

BBC Radio London summariser Carrie Dunn: 

"It was a rather poor touch from Oshoala in the box when she looked to shape and shoot which gave the goalkeeper more time to narrow the angle."

CLOSE!

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Arsenal's Asisat Oshoala tests's Chelsea's goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.
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Arsenal's Asisat Oshoala has another chance to extend their lead - but she is denied by the onrushing Hedvig Lindahl.

It was another neat through ball from Kelly Smith that created the opportunity - the former England star has been excellent.

From a Gunners corner moments later, Emma Mitchell heads narrow wide for Arsenal.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Ji So-Yun plays in Eniola Aluko down the Chelsea left. She cuts inside and tries to curl into the far corner from range but her effort goes high and wide.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Arsenal's Kelly Smith and Chelsea's Hannah Blundell are both angry, after a little coming together. The referee calms things down.