Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fifth Round preview 

Vitality Women's FA Cup Fifth Round
Sixteen sides are three wins away from Wembley Stadium. (Karl W Newton/SPP)

Down to the last sixteen in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup this Sunday and either Chelsea or Arsenal will go no further.

The pair drew 1-1 at Emirates Stadium last month and will clash again as soon as next Sunday, when they contest the Conti Cup Final at Selhurst Park.

There are two other all-WSL tie as Tottenham take on Reading and West Ham welcome Aston Villa. League and cup meetings between Spurs and the Royals so far this season have resulted in one win each in Berkshire, while the Hammers won 2-1 away to Villa back in October.

Fourth-tier Cardiff City Ladies are the only side remaining from outside the top two divisions, and they fly the FAWNL flag at Lewes.

Manchester United meet Championship side Durham in a noon start, Manchester City also have lower league opposition but away to promotion-chasing Bristol City.

Brighton and Coventry United are both engaged in battles against relegation but Albion play a level above their visitors.

One all second-tier match sees Charlton face Birmingham whom they defeated 3-0 early in the league campaign, but only goal-difference now separates them.

Fifth Round – Sunday 26 February (2pm)

Manchester United v Durham (Leigh Sports Village, 12pm) – live on The FA Player
Charlton Athletic v Birmingham City (VCD Athletic)
Lewes v Cardiff City Ladies (Lewes FC)
Tottenham Hotspur v Reading (Leyton Orient FC)
Chelsea v Arsenal (Kingsmeadow) – live on BBC Two
Brighton & Hove Albion v Coventry United (Crawley Town FC)
Bristol City v Manchester City (Robins High Performance Centre)
West Ham United v Aston Villa (Dagenham & Redbridge FC, 3pm)

Meanwhile, there’s one Barclays Women’s Championship fixture, as Crystal Palace play Sheffield United at Bromley FC, with a 12pm kick-off.

Republic of Ireland Women to play two games against USA

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