Vitality #WomensFACup: Everton knockout Chelsea

Everton's matchw-inner, Valerie Gauvin
Valerie Gauvin scored Everton’s winner. (Photo: Paul Currie for The FA)

Everton came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 and reach the semi-finals of the 2019/20 Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

Quarter-Final results on Sunday 27 September

Everton 2-1 Chelsea
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Birmingham City (aet, 3-4 won on pens)
Leicester City 1-2 Manchester City

Everton fought back from an early deficit to defeat Chelsea 2-1 and reach the last four.

Erin Cuthbert gave the visitors the lead from Pernille Harder’s delivery just five minutes in, Lucy Graham levelling before the break with a diving header from Ingrid Moe Wold’s cross.

Toffees keeper Sandy MacIver kept out efforts from Fran Kirby and Harder early in the second half and her side went in front soon after the hour mark, Valerie Gauvin meeting Hayley Raso’s cross with a stooping header.

Leicester City bowed out with a very respectable 2-1 home loss to holders Manchester City.

Man City made the breakthrough eight minutes before half-time, Chloe Kelly netting from the spot following a foul on Georgia Stanway.

Five minutes later and it was 2-0, Ellen White’s header sending Stanway clear to lob the goalkeeper.

The Foxes set up a tense finish as Millie Farrow was fouled in the penalty box and Charlie Devlin converted.

But it was the Cityzens who set up a massive clash with Arsenal for Thursday evening.

Birmingham City win on penalties

Birmingham City will host Everton in Wednesday’s semi-final having edged past Brighton in a shoot-out.

Sarah Mayling opened the scoring at Brighton after only five minutes for Birmingham but Danielle Bowman replied with a penalty midway through the half.

Six minutes after the restart and it was City who were awarded a spot-kick, Abbi Grant pulled back and Mollie Green netting.

A dramatic last-minute header from Denise O’Sullivan then took the tie to extra-time.

No goals were forthcoming in the added half-hour and when it came to a shoot-out, City profited 4-3 with a Georgia Brougham decider.

Scorer of Birmingham City's winning penalty, Georgia Brougham
Georgia Brougham netted the winning penalty. (Photo: Paul Currie for The FA)

Revised semi-final draw

Weds 30 Sept – Birmingham City v Everton (7.15pn) – live on BBC Four

Thurs 1 Oct – Manchester City v Arsenal (7.15pm) – live on BBC2

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