Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fifth Round fixtures

A Manchester derby in the Vitality Women's FA Cup on Sunday
A second Manchester derby in two weeks, with an FA Cup quarter-final place at stake. (Photo: Cameron Smith/Getty Images)

The Manchester derby and Liverpool against Arsenal are televised choices in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fifth Round.

Leaders of the Championship and WSL go head-to-head as Liverpool take on Arsenal, Manchester United have home advantage over Manchester City after a 1-0 away defeat in the league just a fortnight ago.

Chelsea or Leicester City will be the first side through to the quarter-finals with their clash on Saturday, the Foxes lost 2-0 at Kingsmeadow in October but the Blues took 83 minutes to make the breakthrough.

Reading welcome West Ham for another all top-flight tie and the Royals won 1-0 in the league away to the Hammers, although went down 3-0 in a Conti Cup tie.

Second-tier teams Charlton Athletic and Durham have intriguing home ties against the bottom two of the WSL,  Everton and Birmingham City respectively.

There will be at least one National League side in the last eight, as Southern Premier title rivals Ipswich Town and Southampton FC meet for the third time this season. Both games so far have gone the way of the away teams, the Tractor Girls winning in the league, the Saints in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town face Southampton FC in the Women's FA Cup
Ipswich Town won 2-0 at Southampton FC in the FAWNL. (Photo:

Another FAWNL outfit hopeful of progressing further is West Bromwich Albion, who receive a visit from the Championship’s basement side Coventry United.

Saturday 26 February

Chelsea v Leicester City (Kingsmeadow Stadium, 1pm)

Sunday 27 February

Liverpool v Arsenal (Tranmere Rovers FC, 12pm) – live on BBC Red Button/The FA Player
Manchester United v Manchester City (Leigh Sports Village, 12:30pm) – live on BBC Two/BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport Website
Charlton Athletic v Everton (VCD Athletic, 1pm)
Durham v Birmingham City (Maiden Castle, 2pm)
Ipswich Town v Southampton FC (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC, 2pm)
Reading v West Ham United (Reading FC, 2pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Coventry United (Sutton Coldfield Town FC, 2pm)

Meanwhile, there are three games in the FA Women’s Championship this Sunday.

Second plays fourth with London City Lionesses hosting Bristol City, Blackburn and Sunderland are home to mid-table teams in Lewes and Crystal Palace respectively.

Blackburn Rovers v Lewes (Bamber Bridge FC, 12pm)
Sunderland v Crystal Palace (Eppleton Colliery Ground, 12pm)
London City Lionesses v Bristol City (Dartford FC, 2pm)

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