#SSEWomensFACup 5th Round ties

Manchester City continue their defence of the trophy with a re-match of last year’s final at Birmingham City, while Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool head to Sussex.

Sunday 18th February (2pm)

Arsenal v Millwall Lionesses (Boreham Wood FC)
Cardiff City LFC v Charlton Athletic (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Lewes v Everton (Lewes FC)
Sunderland v Aston Villa (South Shields FC)
Chichester City v Liverpool (Chichester City FC)
Birmingham City v Manchester City (Solihull Moors FC)
Chelsea v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Kingmeadow Stadium)
Durham v Leicester City WFC (Durham City FC)

Birmingham City were beaten 4-1 by Manchester City at Wembley Stadium last May but this time the Midlands side will have home advantage in the only all-WSL 1 tie. The pair have met twice in Manchester this season, with the Cityzens winning 2-0 and 3-1.

Both Chichester City and Lewes must try to span two divisions to go further in the competition, with Liverpool visiting Oaklands Park and Everton away to the Rookettes.

Leicester City WFC are a third Premier League team taking on Super League opposition, as they make the trip to Durham after last Sunday’s 3-2 victory at Plymouth Argyle.

Cardiff City Ladies are not having the best of seasons by their standards but did cause the one upset in the previous round when eliminating WSL 2 outfit Oxford United. Now they welcome FAWPL Southern title-chasers Charlton Athletic, who won 3-1 in Wales back in October.

Doncaster Rovers Belles are unbeaten in WSL 2 but they have a testing tie at Chelsea, who have an indentical record in the top flight. Although Emma Hayes’ Blues are favourites, the Belles hold a strong history of reaching the final thirteen times.

There’s a London derby between old rivals Arsenal and Millwall, with the Lionesses unbeaten in WSL 2 but the Guuners having found some form to rise to third in WSL 1. Arsenal have won the Cup more than any other team, totalling fourteeen trophies to Millwall’s two.

Sunderland – runners-up in 2009 – would hope to see off Aston Villa, who have just one win to their name in the division below. The Black Cats were 3-1 victors over the Villains in a Conti Cup match in November.

Tickets for next season’s SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley are now on sale.

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