'Cup final clash reaction shows women's game growth'

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Scotland captain Rachel Corsie says the reaction to the scenes at the end of Arsenal's League Cup final win over Chelsea reflects the growing interest in the women's game.

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes and Scotland international Erin Cuthbert clashed with Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall after his side won 1-0 in extra time.

The result ended Chelsea's hopes of a quadruple, though they can still win the Champions League, WSL and FA Cup.

"Probably some people feel all media's good media," said Corsie on the BBC's Behind the Goals podcast.

"I think it was a case that there were heightened pressures.

"It's drawn a lot of attention, which there probably is an element of it compounds the growth of the women's game - more people talking about it."

Eidevall said it was "irresponsible" of Hayes to refer to "male aggression" when asked about the altercation.

The Swede also had a brief altercation with Chelsea midfielder Cuthbert during the game, which he said arose because the teams had disagreed about whether there should be a multi-ball system when the ball went out.

"We would love for more people to be talking about football-specific things," added Aston Villa's Corsie.

"Next week it'll be something else. Everyone wants the best for the game."

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