Arsenal Women will play at home to Sp*rs in the FA Cup quarter-finals. The tie will be played on Wednesday, 29th September at Meadow Park. This is a repeat of last season’s quarter-final which the Gunners won 4-0 with a goal from Jordan Nobbs and a hat-trick from Lisa Evans.
The 2020-21 Women’s FA Cup had to be postponed during the winter and the second lockdown in England, due to the number of teams competing in the early rounds who did not meet the UK government’s criteria for elite professional sports teams.
The tournament resumed in April where the Gunners beat Gillingham 10-0 in the 4th Round before defeating Crystal Palace 9-0 in Round Five. After the quarter-finals, the semi-finals will take place on Sunday, 31st October with the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 5th December, which marks the 100th anniversary of the FA’s ban on women’s football in 1921- a ban that lasted for 50 years.
The Gunners have won the tournament 14 times which is a record (fourth tier Southampton are the closest with eight FA Cup wins). For more information on the Women’s FA Cup and its 50-year history, check out a recent edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast with Tim Stillman and Chris Slegg, author of the recently published ‘A History of the Women’s FA Cup Final.’
We had a wider discussion about the difficulty and importance of properly documenting the history of women’s football👇🏻
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) May 19, 2021