The FA Women's Cup - Semi-Final
Manchester City Women1Liverpool Ladies0

Manchester City Women 1-0 Liverpool Ladies

Melissa Lawley
Melissa Lawley fired in from 20 yards to book Manchester City Women's spot in the FA Cup final

Manchester City Women kept alive their hopes of winning five trophies in the space of nine months by beating Liverpool to reach their first FA Cup final at Wembley.

Melissa Lawley scored the winner against two-time runners-up Liverpool.

City will meet Birmingham City in the final on Saturday, 13 May.

The Women's Super League and Continental Cup holders are also in the Champions League semi-finals and start the Spring Series later in April.

Manchester City Women, who have never appeared at England's national stadium, could have been more convincing winners against the Reds.

Jill Scott and World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd were both guilty of missing good opportunities, while Lloyd almost scored a fine solo effort with the game's final attack.

City are now aiming to become the first team to hold all three major domestic club honours at the same time since Arsenal in 2011.

Nick Cushing's side also face French side Lyon over two legs in a Champions League semi-final on 22 and 29 April.

Line-ups

Manchester City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 23McManus
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 24Walsh
  • 10Lloyd
  • 11ChristiansenSubstituted forParrisat 67'minutes
  • 16RossSubstituted forDugganat 73'minutes
  • 14Lawley

Substitutes

  • 4Middag
  • 9Duggan
  • 12Stanway
  • 17Parris
  • 21Hourihan

Liverpool Ladies

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 36Hodson
  • 5BonnerBooked at 74mins
  • 4Stoney
  • 22Greenwood
  • 7Longhurst
  • 6Ingle
  • 20ZelemBooked at 40minsSubstituted forWeirat 70'minutes
  • 11van de Sanden
  • 40Harding
  • 17CharlesSubstituted forJohnsonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Weir
  • 12Gibbons
  • 18Johnson
  • 19Rodgers
  • 24Taylor
Referee:
Sarah Garratt
Attendance:
3,059

Match Stats

Home TeamManchester City WomenAway TeamLiverpool Ladies
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 1, Liverpool Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 1, Liverpool Ladies 0.

Offside, Liverpool Ladies. Siobhan Chamberlain tries a through ball, but Shanice van de Sanden is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lucy Bronze with a headed pass.

Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shanice van de Sanden (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt saved. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ali Johnson.

Foul by Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women).

Ali Johnson (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women).

Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Manchester City Women. Stephanie Houghton tries a through ball, but Toni Duggan is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Shanice van de Sanden.

Offside, Manchester City Women. Carli Lloyd tries a through ball, but Nikita Parris is caught offside.

Offside, Manchester City Women. Lucy Bronze tries a through ball, but Melissa Lawley is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Demi Stokes with a headed pass.

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Manchester City Women).

Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Melissa Lawley with a cross.

Booking

Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Toni Duggan replaces Jane Ross.

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women).

Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jane Ross (Manchester City Women).

Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Ali Johnson replaces Niamh Charles.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Caroline Weir replaces Katie Zelem.

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shanice van de Sanden (Liverpool Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Nikita Parris replaces Isobel Christiansen.

Attempt blocked. Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jill Scott.

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women).

Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen with a cross.

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Manchester City Women).

Ashley Hodson (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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