Vitality Women’s FA Cup: Aston Villa eliminate Man City

Aston Villa v Manchester City: Vitality Women's FA Cup
Rachel Daly of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring the team’s second goal. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea and Manchester United made it through to the Vitality Women’s FA Cup semi-finals.

Lewes 1-3 Manchester United (Att: 2,801)
Birmingham City 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion (Att: 541)
Reading 1-3 Chelsea (Att: 1,865)
Aston Villa 2-1 (aet) Manchester City

Aston Villa took the lead against Manchester City with a Rachel Corsie header from a corner, after Ellie Roebuck saved a Rachel Daly strike.

Deyna Castellanos levelled before halftime with a looping header, the tie eventually heading into extra time.

Six minutes into the added thirty, Daly restored Villa’s advantage with a back-post tap in.

Womens FA Cup - Lewes v Manchester United - The Dripping Pan
Alessia Russo (23 Manchester United) heads the ball on at Lewes. (James Whitehead / SPP)

Lewes had a couple of early chances against  Manchester United, before Ona Batlle’s ball was deflected past her own keeper by Rhian Cleverly for a sixth-minute opener.

Batlle also set up the second goal an hour later, her cross firmly headed home by Vilde Boe Risa.

The Rooks halved the deficit as Mary Earps’ attempted clearance was hit back over her by Emily Kraft from 20 yards.

Nikita Parris sealed United’s semi-final spot when slotting home in the penultimate minute.

Reading Women FC v Chelsea Vitality Women's FA Cup Quarter Final
Chelsea’s Maren Mjelde taking a penalty. (Bettina Weissensteiner/SPP)

Chelsea struck twice in quick succession midway through the first half, with a Jess Carter effort and Maren Mjelde penalty setting up their victory at Reading.

The hosts had the ball in the net from Sanne Troelsgaard but disallowed for offside.

Guro Reiten tapped in the third early in the second half, Alsu Abdullina squaring the ball  following Johanna Rytting Kaneryd pass.

Troelsgaard turned Millie Bright and shot home to give the Royals some hope with 20 minutes left on the clock.

Birmingham City v Brighton - Womens FA Cup - St Andrews Stadium
Katie Robinson (22 Brighton) passes the ball during the game at Birmingham City. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Brighton went through at Birmingham City, Poppy Pattinson put them ahead direct from a corner, Danielle Carter doubled the lead from the penalty spot.

The semi-final draw will be made from 9.15am, Tuesday 21 March on BBC Morning Live.

Coming up next – UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Legs

Tuesday 21 March: Bayern Munich v Arsenal (5.45pm), Roma v Barcelona (8pm)
Wednesday 22 March: Lyon v Chelsea (5.45pm), PSG v Wolfsburg (8pm)

UK times, all ties live on DAZN/DAZN YouTube.

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