Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fourth Round Proper preview

Sunderland have a massive match at home to Manchester United
Sunderland are home to WSL leaders Manchester United in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. (Photo: Colin Lock)

A full afternoon of Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fourth Round action sees WSL teams join the battle for a place in the last sixteen. 

There are noon kick-offs as Tottenham Hotspur take on Championship leaders London City Lionesses and Durham host Crystal Palace in a all second-tier tie, third-tier Fylde face a trip to Aston Villa for a 6pm start.

At least two top-flight sides will fall at their first hurdle, as holders Chelsea host Liverpool and Leicester City play Reading.

Runners-up last season, Manchester City meet Sheffield United, fourteen-times winners Arsenal have home advantage over one of four fourth-tier teams left in Leeds United.

AFC Wimbledon welcome Charlton, Hashtag United go to Coventry United, while at least one FAWNL side will go through as Cardiff City Ladies are away at Burnley.

Two third-tier teams have visits from WSL opposition, with Wolves welcoming West Ham and West Brom taking on Brighton.

Sunderland have a massive match at home to Manchester United, Everton entertain Birmingham City, FAWNL Southern Premier outfits Oxford United and Ipswich Town are both challenging Championship opponents; away to Bristol City and home to Lewes respectively.

Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fourth Round – Sunday 29 January

Durham v Crystal Palace (Maiden Castle, 12:00)
Tottenham Hotspur v London City Lionesses (Leyton Orient FC, 12:00) – live on BBC iPlayer & The FA Player 
Manchester City v Sheffield United (Academy Stadium, 1pm)
Sunderland v Manchester United (Eppleton CW, 1pm) – live on MUTV
Chelsea v Liverpool (Kingsmeadow, 1pm)
Everton v Birmingham City (Walton Hall Park, 1pm)
Coventry United v Hashtag United (Butts Park Arena, 2pm)
Arsenal v Leeds United (Boreham Wood FC, 2pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion (Hednesford Town FC, 2pm)
Burnley v Cardiff City Ladies (Lancashire FA, 2pm)
Ipswich Town v Lewes (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC, 2pm)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United (AFC Telford Utd, 2pm)
AFC Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic (Carshalton Athletic FC, 3pm)
Bristol City v Oxford United (Robins High Performance Centre, 3pm)
Leicester City v Reading (Burton Albion FC, 4pm)
Aston Villa v AFC Fylde (Walsall FC, 6pm)

Fourth Round winners will receive £15,000 from the prize fund, defeated sides getting some consolation of £3,750.

Arsenal Women to host Conti Cup holders in semi-finals

Upcoming Events

Would you like to read more women’s football news just like this? Sign up to receive the She Kicks Women’s Football newsletter