The FA Women's Cup - Semi-Final
Birmingham City Ladies1Chelsea Ladies1
Birmingham City Ladies win 4-2 on penalties

Birmingham City Ladies 1-1 Chelsea Ladies (4-2 after penalties)

Ellen White scores Birmingham's winner
Ellen White fires Birmingham City into the Women's FA Cup final just three months after arriving from Notts County

England striker Ellen White sent Birmingham City into the Women's FA Cup final against Manchester City as they beat Chelsea 4-2 on penalties.

Meaghan Sargeant nodded Blues ahead with their first effort on goal.

Drew Spence sent the game into extra-time, making it 1-1 with a fine right-footed shot into the top corner.

Blues keeper Ann-Katrin Berger made a string of saves in normal time and the shootout as Chelsea's hopes of a third successive trip to Wembley were ended.

Berger foiled Millie Bright from the spot after Eniola Aluko hit the post for the London club, who were beaten by Arsenal in last year's final, having lifted the trophy in 2015, in what was the first Women's FA Cup final hosted at the national stadium.

Birmingham, who beat Chelsea at Ashton Gate in their only previous final appearance in 2012, take on a Manchester City side that overcame Liverpool 1-0 to keep alive their bid for a fifth trophy in the space of nine months.

The final on 13 May will be the first time either side has played at Wembley.

Line-ups

Birmingham City Ladies

  • 30Berger
  • 3Sargeant
  • 6Harrop
  • 25MannionBooked at 90mins
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 85mins
  • 13EwersSubstituted forStringerat 76'minutes
  • 4CarterBooked at 73mins
  • 8Mayling
  • 9White
  • 27BrazilSubstituted forWestwoodat 87'minutes
  • 7AyisiSubstituted forWellingsat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Baggaley
  • 11Hegerberg
  • 12Stringer
  • 15Wellings
  • 19Westwood

Chelsea Ladies

  • 40Kitching
  • 5Flaherty
  • 18Mjelde
  • 4BrightBooked at 23mins
  • 3Blundell
  • 8CarneySubstituted forAlukoat 80'minutes
  • 17Chapman
  • 11RaffertySubstituted forEnglandat 32'minutes
  • 10JiSubstituted forSpenceat 61'minutes
  • 23Bachmann
  • 19Dunn

Substitutes

  • 9Aluko
  • 15England
  • 21Cooper
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 24Spence
Referee:
Amy Fearn
Attendance:
1,425

Match Stats

Home TeamBirmingham City LadiesAway TeamChelsea Ladies
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away20
Shots on Target
Home2
Away12
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City Ladies 1(4), Chelsea Ladies 1(2).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Birmingham City Ladies 1(4), Chelsea Ladies 1(2).

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 1(4), Chelsea Ladies 1(2). Ellen White (Birmingham City Ladies) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 1(3), Chelsea Ladies 1(2). Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty saved! Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 1(2), Chelsea Ladies 1(2). Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Ladies) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 1(1), Chelsea Ladies 1(2). Hannah Blundell (Chelsea Ladies) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 1(1), Chelsea Ladies 1(1). Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 1, Chelsea Ladies 1(1). Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Ladies) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Birmingham City Ladies 1, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Birmingham City Ladies 1, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Attempt saved. Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

(Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies).

Attempt missed. Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City Ladies).

Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Second Half Extra Time begins Birmingham City Ladies 1, Chelsea Ladies 1.

First Half Extra Time ends, Birmingham City Ladies 1, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Katie Chapman.

Attempt saved. Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City Ladies).

Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paige Williams (Birmingham City Ladies).

Hannah Blundell (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

First Half Extra Time begins Birmingham City Ladies 1, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City Ladies 1, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Maren Mjelde.

Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Drew Spence (Chelsea Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Charlie Wellings replaces Freda Ayisi.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Sarah Mayling.

Booking

Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies).

Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 1, Chelsea Ladies 1. Drew Spence (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

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