ROUND UP: United reach semi-finals after extending their unbeaten run

Manchester United reach FA Women’s League Cup semi-finals after extending their unbeaten run to five games… while City recover from an early set-back to beat Championship side Bristol

  • Manchester United are into the semi-finals for the first time after beating Arsenal
  • Alessia Russo’s header from Katie Zelem’s free-kick proved to be the difference
  • As a result, the Red Devils have now won their last five games in all competitions
  • For the Gunners, however, it’s now three straight defeats in all competitions
  • Chelsea are also through to the semi-finals with a 4-2 victory over West Ham  
  • Man City recovered from an early set-back to beat Championship side Bristol 
  • Tottenham became the final team to make it through after beating Liverpool 

Manchester United are into the semi-finals for the first time after beating league leaders Arsenal 1-0 at Meadow Park.

Alessia Russo’s 85th minute header from Katie Zelem’s free-kick was the difference as Marc Skinner’s side continued their impressive run of form.

The Red Devils have now won their last five games in all competitions, with 13 goals scored and none conceded. For Arsenal, however, it’s now three straight defeats in all competitions.

Manchester United are into the semi-finals for the first time after beating Arsenal 1-0

Holders Chelsea are also through to the semi-finals with a 4-2 victory over London rivals West Ham.

The Blues went ahead in the 25th minute when Jessie Fleming played in Fran Kirby, who teed up Pernille Harder for a close-range finish.

But the Hammers drew level just past the half hour mark when Katarina Svitkova fired in from just inside the area.

But three goals in eight second half minutes put Chelsea 3-1 ahead. First, Erin Cuthbert headed home Joanna Andersson’s cross before Harder got her second with a tap-in after Kirby’s shot was parried by Hammers’ goalkeeper Anna Leat.

Holders Chelsea are also through to the semi-finals with a 4-2 victory over West Ham

Manchester City recovered from an early set-back to beat Championship side Bristol City

Harder then got her hat-trick with a close-range header.

On-loan Arsenal midfielder Halle Houssein pulled a goal back in the 83rd minute but the Blues held on to progress.

Elsewhere, Manchester City recovered from an early set-back to beat Championship side Bristol City 3-1.

The Robins took a shock lead in the 16th minute when Alex Greenwood turned the ball into her own net but the home side were soon level when Khadija Shaw struck in the 10 minutes later.

Shaw then grabbed her second just before half-time to put City 2-1 ahead.

Tottenham became the final team to make it through after beating Liverpool 1-0

The hosts scored their third when Vicky Losada capitalised on a defensive error before firing into the net.

Tottenham became the final team to make it through as Rehanne Skinner’s side secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Championship leaders Liverpool. In a game of few chances, Rachel Williams netted the only goal with a finish from just inside the box in the 71st minute.

The draw for the semi-finals will be broadcast live on talkSPORT 2 on Thursday afternoon at 3.30pm.




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