Arsenal to play Manchester City in Women’s FA Cup semi-final

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Arsenal will play away at Manchester City in the Women’s FA Cup semi-final on Thursday evening. This is the conclusion of last season’s competition, which was not completed due to the early cancellation of the campaign in the spring.

Joe Montemurro’s side eased into the semis with a 4-0 victory over Tottenham on Saturday evening thanks to a sublime chip from Jordan Nobbs and a hat-trick from Lisa Evans. Manchester City narrowly defeated Championship Leicester 2-1 today in their quarter-final, meaning the teams will meet at the Academy Stadium on Thursday evening for a place in the final, which is to be played on Sunday, 1st November at Wembley Stadium.

In the other quarter-finals played today, Chelsea lost 2-1 away at Everton while Birmingham defeated Brighton on penalties after a 2-2 draw and Everton and Birmingham will meet on Wednesday night for a place in the final. Arsenal’s tie with Manchester City kicks off at 7.15pm on Thursday and will be screened live on BBC Two in the UK and streamed free of charge on the FA Player everywhere else.

 

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canon fodder

We didn’t play our strongest team in order to beat Spurs; if we play our strongest team we’ll beat City!

You can do it, bring the cup home?

Christopher Humphrey

Thinking strongest team. Beats, Jill, Steph injured. Beth rotated but where was Swiss miss Lia?

Peter Story Teller

I guess Joe decided we would be strong enough for the Spuds to allow Lia to put her feet up after the Internationals. No disrespect to last Saturday’s mid field but I hope Lia is back Thursday!

Eeleen

Beats was in full training in recent training pic’s. Saturday was too soon for her, but if she is ok, I would prefer her to play against City. Steph is a big miss, for me. Without both Steph and Beats we are suspect to crosses and corners against that lot. And about Lia… I hope but am not too optimistic about her playing Thursday. International breaks are our biggest irritant at moment, and Swiss national team have been suspect of overplaying ours before. I haven’t forgotten that they broke her first time around, and Joe’s comments on TV after Spurs… Read more »

Fun Gunner

It’s a shame about Beattie, Catley and Roord – too soon for all those three, I would think, but if we can start Lia Walti that’s the most important thing. Will be interesting.