Chelsea knock Arsenal out of Vitality Women’s FA Cup

Chelsea v Arsenal: Vitality Women's FA Cup Fifth Round
Sam Kerr of Chelsea scores her side’s 2nd goal. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Chelsea were 2-0 winners over Arsenal in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fifth Round, Aston Villa and Reading won on penalties.

Manchester United 5-0 Durham (Att: 1,735) 
Charlton Athletic 0-1 (aet) Birmingham City (Att: 363) 
Lewes 6-1 Cardiff City Ladies (Att: 857) 
Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 (aet, 4-5 on pens) Reading (Att: 572) 
Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal (Att: 2,888) 
Brighton & Hove Albion 5-0 Coventry United (Att: 848) 
Bristol City 1-8 Manchester City (Att: 1,223) 
West Ham United 1-1 (aet, 6-7 on pens) Aston Villa (Att: 832) 

Sophie Ingle gave Chelsea a 20th-minute lead, Manuela Zinsberger only able to parry the shot onto the inside of the post. Arsenal had enough chances but Jelena Čanković played in Sam Kerr for the Blues’ second goal ten minutes into the second half.

Two ties were goalless at the end of normal time, Birmingham’s Ashley Hodson struck 102 minutes into the tie at Charlton, Reading eventually came through 5-4 on penalties at Spurs.

Aston Villa got ahead on the break five minutes into the second half at West Ham, Kenza Dali squaring for Rachel Daly to finish. But in added time, Izzy Atkinson cut the ball back for Dagny Brynjarsdottir to level. However, it was Villa who won the shoot-out when Hannah Hampton converted but opposing keeper Mackenzie Arnold did not.

Cardiff City Ladies got a goal back before half-time through Ingrid Aadland, after falling two behind at Lewes to an Ellie Mason double. Mason also got a second-half brace to seal the Rooks’ progress. Kenzie Weir and Aqsa Mushtaq further extended the lead late on.


Brighton had a narrow interval advantage against Coventry United, Brianna Visalli scoring on 17 minutes. Visalli doubled her tally in the latter stages, after good work from Lee Geum-min, who got the third herself from Katie Robinson’s corner. Fran Orthodoxou conceded an own goal, before Lee scored her second.

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Brighton celebrate taking the lead against Coventry United. (Tom Phillips/SPP)

Manchester City were four up at Bristol City by the break, Khadija Shaw hitting a hat-trick and Filippa Angeldahl with the fourth. Gracie Pearse pulled a goal back but Julie Blakstadt netted either side Shaw’s fourth, Jemima Dahou also on target.

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Khadija Shaw scores the second goal during for Manchester City. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Manchester United defeated Durham 5-0, but Vilde Bøe Risa’s opener from her free kick only arrived close to half time. Katie Zelem sent Leah Galton through to double the lead and soon after Hayley Ladd hit the bar, Hannah Blundell made it 3-0. Alessia Russo headed in a Zelem free kick, the post denied Saoirse Noonan a reply, moments later Nikita Parris got the fifth from close range.

Haines hits late winner for Crystal Palace Women

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