Vitality Women’s FA Cup: Chelsea put seven past ten-player Foxes

Chelsea beat Leicester City in the Vitality Women's FA Cup
Fran Kirby takes a shot against Leicester City’s Demi Lambourne. (Liam Asman/Sports Press Photo)

Chelsea are the first side into the Vitality Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals after a 7-0 victory over ten-player Leicester City. 

Jemma Purfield’s free-kick for Leicester was met by Howard and forced a save from Ann-Katrin Berger, the Chelsea defence then twice blocking shots on the line from Sam Tierney and another from Freya Gregory.

The Foxes received a major set back on 17 minutes, when Howard got a straight red card for a late tackle on Jonna Andersson.

Midway through the first half, Pernille Harder gave Chelsea the lead from a Sophie Ingle’s through ball and her second goal followed before the break, Sam Kerr setting up the close-range finish.

Leicester City's Sophie Howard sent off at Chelsea
Sophie Howard receives a straight red card. (Liam Asman/Sports Press Photo)

On the hour mark it was Harder who this time played in Kerr to score, then six minutes later Ji So-yun curled the ball past the keeper for 4-0.

Harder headed across the box for Aniek Nouwen to nod home for her first goal for Chelsea, Kerr then doubled her tally and Beth England made it 7-0 with a powerful header.

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