Vitality Women’s FA Cup: Sunderland face Man Utd, Leeds to play Arsenal

Crystal Palace Women v Watford Women: Vitality Women's FA Cup
Hollie Olding of Crystal Palace scores her team’s first goal against Watford. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Sunderland win through to host Manchester United in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup 4th Round, Leeds United set up a trip to Arsenal.

Leeds United 3-1 Stoke City (Att: 256)
AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Gillingham (Att: 394)
Burnley 1-0 Norwich City (Att: 173)
Liverpool Feds 2-3 West Bromwich Albion
Charlton Athletic 3-1 MK Dons (Att: 303)
Birmingham City 4-0 Huddersfield Town
Peterborough United 0-1 Durham (Att: 675)
Sheffield United 3-0 Nottingham Forest
Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Sunderland
Lewes 5-0 London Bees (Att: 475)
London City Lionesses 1-0 Portsmouth (Att: 305)
Crystal Palace 5-1 Watford (Att: 305)

Leeds United came from behind to beat higher division Stoke City and book a massive tie at Arsenal in the last 32 at the end of the month. Kelsey Richardson curled Stoke ahead but Leeds levelled on 20 minutes through Danielle Whitham, who got her second after the break with Amy Woodruff making it 3-1.

Sunderland won at Blackburn Rovers with the reward a visit from Manchester United. The breakthrough came just after the hour mark, when Emily Scarr’s cross was hit home by Neve Herron.

Sheffield United go to Manchester City in the next round after seeing off and Nottingham Forest with three second-half goals, scored by Courtney Sweetman-Kirk, Bex Rayner and Mia Enderby.

Birmingham City beat Huddersfield Town - Womens FA Cup
Siobhan Wilson (Birmingham City) on the ball against Huddersfield Town. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Birmingham City beat Huddersfield Town 4-0 to secure a trip to Everton. Christie Murray’s early free-kick forced an own-goal, Lucy Quinn doubled the lead from the edge of the area after 64 minutes and Jamie Finn swiftly added a third from Siobhan Wilson’s corner, before Jade Pennock rounded off the scoring.

London City Lionesses will visit Spurs following a narrow win over Portsmouth. The hosts forced the ball over the line in the first half. Pompey thought they had a leveller with a dozen minutes left but it was ruled out for offside.

West Brom came through 3-2 at ten-player Liverpool Feds to get the prize of a home tie against Brighton. Mariam Mahmood chipped the Baggies’ opener, Feds levelled things up through Ellie Stewart but she was later sent off after the hosts had gone behind to an own-goal. Albion increased their lead through Mahmood’s second but Feds pulled one back when forcing an own-goal.

Charlton Athletic v MK Dons: Vitality Women's FA Cup
Corrine Henson of Charlton Athletic battles with Laura Mitchell of MK Dons. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

AFC Wimbledon edged out Gillingham with Ellie Dorey’s 66th-minute effort to book a clash with Championship side Charlton Athletic.

Charlton’s Melissa Johnson opened the scoring from the spot after Angela Addison was brought down in the penalty area, Molly Coupar equalising midway through the second half for MK Dons. Elisha N’Dow and Johnson netted stoppage-time goals to send the Addicks through.

AFC Wimbledon Women v Gillingham
AFC Wimbledon’s Ellie Dorey and Georgia Griffin of Gillingham. (Photo:

Durham got the only goal at Peterborough United, as Rio Hardy found the net from 30 yards to set up a tie with  Crystal Palace.

Hollie Olding put Crystal Palace in front and Annabel Blanchard bagged a brace for a 3-0 interval advantage over Watford. Polly Doran further extended the lead straight after the restart, Jade Bradley replying but Elise Hughes tapped in the Eagles’ fifth.

Peterborough United v Durham: Vitality Women's FA Cup
Dee Bradley of Durham is tackled by Tara Kirk of Peterborough United. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Lewes are heading to Ipswich Town after beating London Bees 5-0. Emma Thompson converted a penalty and got the third goal, after an Ellie Mason solo effort. Libby Copus-Brown and Emily Kraft added a goal each in the second period.

Lewes Women v London Bees: Vitality Women's FA Cup
Emma Thompson of Lewes battles for possession with Lisa Milliken of London Bees. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Burnley’s Millie Ravening got the only goal in the victory over Norwich City, with the Clarets now to host Cardiff City Ladies.

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