Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Stina Blackstenius’ first-half hat-trick helps Gunners reach Women’s League Cup final

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Stina Blackstenius scores for Arsenal against Aston Villa
Arsenal, who have won the tournament six times, have now reached 10 of the 13 Women’s League Cup finals.

Stina Blackstenius’ first-half hat-trick helped Arsenal secure their place in the Women’s League Cup final with a dominant victory over Aston Villa.

Blackstenius rifled past Anna Leat at the near post after collecting a well-weighted Frida Maanum through ball to give League Cup holders Arsenal the lead after only nine minutes.

The Sweden striker netted again just two minutes later, prodding home from close range after Alessia Russo knocked a Beth Mead cross towards her.

Villa struggled as they were overrun by Arsenal’s energetic attacking and found themselves three goals behind after just 18 minutes with Maanum effortlessly curling a shot into the top corner from the edge of the area.

Blackstenius pounced on a loose ball after Villa failed to clear a corner to complete her hat-trick before the break as Arsenal cruised towards victory.

While Villa improved in the second half, their moments of creativity remained fleeting and Arsenal were rarely placed under any real pressure.

Six-time League Cup winners Arsenal will face the winner of Thursday’s tie between Manchester City and Chelsea (kick-off 19:15 GMT) in the final on Sunday, 31 March, at Molineux.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 15McCabe
  • 6WilliamsonSubstituted forCodinaat 63′minutes
  • 3Wubben-Moy
  • 7Catley
  • 12MaanumSubstituted forLiaat 90′minutes
  • 13WältiSubstituted forPelovaat 80′minutes
  • 9MeadSubstituted forFoordat 63′minutes
  • 25Blackstenius
  • 32Cooney-Cross
  • 23RussoSubstituted forLittleat 80′minutes
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Substitutes

  • 10Little
  • 19Foord
  • 21Pelova
  • 27Codina
  • 40Williams
  • 53Lia
  • 61Earl
  • 86Bouhaddi

Aston Villa Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Leat
  • 2Mayling
  • 14Turner
  • 4Patten
  • 33Pacheco
  • 8Nobbs
  • 6CorsieBooked at 39mins
  • 10DaliSubstituted forMullettat 84′minutes
  • 7LehmannSubstituted forMagillat 45′minutes
  • 9Daly
  • 20HansonSubstituted forSalmonat 44′minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Poor
  • 17Salmon
  • 18Mullett
  • 22Magill
  • 34MacPhail
  • 49Sallaway

Referee:
Paul Howard

Attendance:
3,507

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