Durham will have big home backing for their massive clash with last season’s winners Chelsea and Reading hope to repeat their earlier win over Manchester United.
Sunday 17 March
SSE Women’s FA Cup Quarter-Finals
Reading v Manchester United (Wycombe Wanderers FC, 2pm) – live on MUTV
Aston Villa v West Ham United (Boldmere St Michaels FC, 2pm)
Durham v Chelsea (Durham City FC, 12:00)
Manchester City v Liverpool (Academy Stadium, 2pm)
Chelsea make the long trip to fifth Round giant-killers Durham to continue their defence of the trophy. The fourth-placed FA Women’s Championship side host perhaps the biggest game in their history and Chelsea will face a large home crowd, with the Wildcats having sold in excess of 1,000 tickets.
Unbeaten FAWSL leaders Manchester City entertain Liverpool in the only all top-tier tie. City beat the Reds 3-0 away in the league back in November, when Nikita Parris celebrated becoming the all-time top goalscorer in the Women’s Super League.
Reading tackle Manchester United for the second time this season, having beaten the Red Devils 2-0 in their first home game played in the Conti Cup. Brooke Chaplen and a stoppage-time Gemma Davison goal gave the Royals victory, despite having Molly Bartrip dismissed in the second half.
There’s a clash of the claret and blues with Aston Villa welcoming West Ham United, the Villains sitting seventh in the FAWC while the Hammers are mid-table in the top tier.
Meanwhile, there’s one league fixture in the FAWC with Lewes home to Millwall Lionesses.
The Semi-Final draw will be broadcast live on BBC Breakfast (BBC One & BBC iPlayer) from 8.30am on Monday 18 March.