Chelsea, Manchester City and West Ham United joined Arsenal in the draw for the Vitality Women’s FA Cup semi-finals.
Ipswich Town 0-1 West Ham United (Att: 2,000)
Manchester City 4-0 Everton
Chelsea 5-0 Birmingham City (Att: 1,869)
Ipswich restrict Hammers to single goal
West Ham very much had the upper hand over third-tier Ipswich Town but had to settle for a narrow victory.
Sarah Quantrill turned Halle Hussein’s shot round the post and from the corner the keeper tipped an effort onto the bar, as Lucy Parker and Zaneta Wyne looked to score.
The Hammers made the breakthrough just after the half-hour mark, Lisa Evans tucking her shot away from a through ball by Mel Filis.
Man City put four more past Everton
Manchester City were winners by a four-goal margin over Everton for a third time this season and the pair meet again in midweek for a league game.
Everton keeper Sandy MacIver and her woodwork had kept Man City out until Lauren Hemp found the bottom corner 10 minutes before the break.
Just three minutes into the second half and Hemp scored her second with a clever backheel volley via a corner taken by Caroline Weir, who hit the third herself into the top corner from 25 yards.
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Ellen White completed the scoring in added time when volleying home a Laura Coombs cross.
England bags brace in Chelsea win
Chelsea’s Millie Bright hit the post from distance but the Blues made the breakthrough just short of half time.
Sophie Ingle’s free kick was nodded back across the box by Beth England and Magda Eriksson was free to head home from close range.
Ten minutes into the second half, Niamh Charles laid the ball off for Drew Spence to fire past Marie Hourihan.
Ji So-yun went on a good run before playing in Spence, from whose backheel England finished into an empty net.
Charles headed home well following a corner and then England struck her second the Blues’ fifth from outside the area.
The draw for the semi-finals will be made on Monday 21 March, live on BBC News channel during the Sportsday show from 6.30pm.