#SSEWomensFACup: Semi-Final Preview

Sunday 14 April sees the last hurdle to a Wembley Stadium showdown in the SSE Women’s FA Cup, with Reading and West Ham bidding for a first such experience and regulars Chelsea facing a trip to Man City.

Reading v West Ham United (Wycombe Wanderers FC, 12.30) – live on BBC Red Button / BBC Sport Website

The Royals and Hammers clash with a first ever trip to Wembley for either side at stake.

Reading have been drawn at home in all their four matches in the competition this season, thrashing Keynsham Town 13-0, before edging Birmingham City 2-1 and then eliminating Manchester United in extra-time.

Royals’ opponents West Ham had a scare before progressing past Blackburn Rovers, followed that up with a much more convincing win over another FAWNL side in Huddersfield Town and a single-goal success at Aston Villa.

WSL meetings this term ended 0-0 in Essex, while the Hammers won 2-1 in the return at Adams Park less than two months ago.

Manchester City v Chelsea (Academy Stadium, 3.30pm) – live on BBC 2

Holders Chelsea are bidding for a fourth Wembley final in five years – having won two of them – while Manchester City were successful in their sole appearance in 2017.

Manchester City have been very consistent in that they have won all three ties 3-0; home to Watford and Liverpool, away to Tottenham Hotspur.

Visitors Chelsea have also yet to concede a goal, having won at Everton, knocked out Arsenal 3-0 and had a narrow 1-0 victory at Durham.

The semi-final opponents met on the opening day of the campaign for a goalless draw in London, before again sharing the points (2-2) at the Academy Stadium in February.

This season’s final will take place on Saturday 4 May at Wembley Stadium (5.30pm kick-off) with children able to attend for free. Click here to buy tickets.

Meanwhile in the FA Women’s Championship, Durham play their game in hand on second-placed Spurs when hosting Sheffield United at New Ferens Park with a noon start.

A win for the Wildcats will close the gap to a single point, with Durham home to Tottenham on the final day of the league season.

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