Women’s FA Cup: Holders Chelsea face Aston Villa and Manchester. Holders Chelsea will play Aston Villa in the Women’s FA Cup semifinals, while Manchester United will play Brighton. This will be Marc Skinner‘s team’s first appearance in the last four.
Holders The Women’s FA Cup semifinal between Chelsea and Aston Villa will take place next month, with Manchester United hosting Brighton in the corresponding last-four match.
Carla Ward’s Villa is in the semifinals for the first time in their history thanks to Sunday’s thrilling 2-1 extra-time victory over Manchester City, while Emma Hayes’ Blues are attempting to win the trophy for a third consecutive year.
Women’s FA Cup: Holders Chelsea face Aston Villa and Manchester United.
The matches are set for Sunday, April 16, and the final is slated for Sunday, May 14, at Wembley. In the season’s championship game, Chelsea defeated Manchester City 3-2 in overtime in front of a record-breaking 49,094 spectators.
With a game left to play, Hayes’ team, who is presently leading the Women’s Super League by two points over Marc Skinner’s United and Manchester City, achieved a league and cup double.
Chelsea secured their place in the semi-finals with a 3-1 victory at Reading. Jess Carter, Maren Mjelde, and Guro Reiten were on the scoresheet for the reigning FA Cup champions before Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen netted a consolation for Reading. Chelsea is the only previous winner remaining in the competition.
Manchester United progressed to the semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Championship side Lewes. A Rhian Cleverly own goal and Vilde Boe Risa strike had given United a 2-0 lead before Emily Kraft halved the deficit. Nikita Parris put the game beyond Lewes with an 89th-minute goal.