Arsenal beat Chelsea to win Women’s League Cup after Maanum health scare

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(Reuters) Arsenal striker Stina Blackstenius scored the winner in extra time as they beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Women’s League Cup final at Molineux on Sunday in a game overshadowed by the collapse of Gunners midfielder Frida Maanum in stoppage time.

Maanum fell to the turf in second-half stoppage time before being carried off on a stretcher, with Arsenal subsequently announcing on social media platform X that she was “conscious, talking and in a stable condition.”

Arsenal said she would continue to be monitored and no further details about what caused the incident were given.

In an even first half short on chances, Mayra Ramirez thought she had given Chelsea the lead in the 21st minute with a superb shot from outside the box, but the goal was chalked off as Erin Cuthbert had handled the ball in the build-up.

Cuthbert inadvertently provided Arsenal with a great chance midway through the second half, coughing up possession in midfield and allowing the Gunners to go on the counter, but Cloe Lacasse’s shot was straight at Hannah Hampton.

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