Manchester United & Chelsea secure their Women’s FA Cup semi-final slots

Manchester United & Chelsea secure their Women’s FA Cup semi-final slots by Michelle

Manchester United reached the Women’s FA Cup semi-finals for the first time after beating Championship side Lewes. United took an early lead through a Rhian Cleverly own goal before Vilde Boe Risa doubled their advantage after the break.

Lewes kept pushing and Emily Kraft pulled a goal back with a fine lifted finish over United keeper Mary Earps.

But the visitors sealed their progress late on when substitute Nikita Parris scored a third.

Chelsea winger Guro Reiten played a starring role as the Blues cruised past Reading to book their place in the semi-finals of the Women’s FA Cup.

The Norway international set up Jess Carter’s opener and then won a penalty which Maren Mjelde tucked away as Chelsea led 2-0 at the break.

Reiten added a third soon after half-time to extend the visitors’ lead.

Sanne Troelsgaard pulled one back for Reading but the Blues reached the last four for the third consecutive season.

The four teams that have qualified for the FA Cup semi-finals are Manchester United, Chelsea, Aston Villa & Brighton. The draw will take place tomorrow morning to determine who will play who in the semi-finals.

Who do you fancy to win the cup this year? I’d like to see Aston Villa lift it for the first time!

Michelle Maxwell

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