The FA Women's Cup - Semi-Final
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Women's FA Cup semi-final: Everton Ladies 1-2 Arsenal Women

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Women's FA Cup Highlights: Arsenal beat Everton to book place in FA Cup final

Arsenal reached their 16th Women's FA Cup final as Louise Quinn's stoppage-time header beat battling Everton.

Danielle Carter had put the visitors in front with a calm, low finish from Heather O'Reilly's right-wing cross.

Chloe Kelly's penalty put Everton level after half-time when Dominique Janssen was harshly judged to have brought down Courtney Sweetman-Kirk in the box.

But defender Quinn nodded in from a corner, sending record 14-time winners Arsenal back to Wembley.

They will face Women's Super League 1 leaders Chelsea on Saturday, 5 May after they beat Manchester City in the other last-four tie.

Arsenal's dramatic victory kept alive the Gunners' hopes of claiming a second domestic cup competition of the season, having already lifted the Continental Tyres Cup in March.

Reaching two finals this term had looked unlikely for English women's football's most successful club prior to Joe Montemurro's appointment in November, but the Australian has overseen a significant upturn in form since his arrival.

Montemurro's side could have won by a greater margin, but Vivianne Miedema fired over from close range and Kim Little dragged a low shot narrowly wide late on, before Quinn snatched it.

Sunday's tie at Everton was shown live on the BBC Red Button and online, with both Women's FA Cup semi-finals being broadcast live for the first time in the competition's 48-year history.

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Line-ups

Everton Ladies

  • 1Levell
  • 26Bryson
  • 4Brougham
  • 6George
  • 5WormSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 63'minutes
  • 12James
  • 17Chance
  • 3Turner
  • 8BrettSubstituted forFinniganat 70'minutes
  • 11Kelly
  • 18Sweetman-Kirk

Substitutes

  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 13Durack
  • 15Hinds
  • 20Finnigan
  • 21Green

Arsenal Women

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 18Evans
  • 6Williamson
  • 16Quinn
  • 3Mitchell
  • 20Janssen
  • 17O'ReillyBooked at 69minsSubstituted forKuykenat 90+4'minutes
  • 10Little
  • 8Nobbs
  • 23MeadSubstituted forMcCabeat 79'minutes
  • 9CarterSubstituted forMiedemaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Miedema
  • 13Moorhouse
  • 15McCabe
  • 25van de Donk
  • 26Kuyken
Attendance:
1,457

Match Stats

Home TeamEverton LadiesAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Everton Ladies 1, Arsenal Women 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton Ladies 1, Arsenal Women 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Ava Kuyken replaces Heather O'Reilly.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Leah Williamson.

Goal!

Goal! Everton Ladies 1, Arsenal Women 2. Louise Quinn (Arsenal Women) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Faye Bryson.

Attempt missed. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Olivia Chance (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kim Little (Arsenal Women).

Attempt missed. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Katie McCabe replaces Beth Mead.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Vivianne Miedema replaces Danielle Carter.

Kim Little (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Olivia Chance (Everton Ladies).

Attempt missed. Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Faye Bryson (Everton Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Louise Quinn (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Megan Finnigan replaces Jodie Brett.

Booking

Heather O'Reilly (Arsenal Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Heather O'Reilly (Arsenal Women).

Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Penalty conceded by Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women) after a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Everton Ladies 1, Arsenal Women 1. Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Everton Ladies. Olivia Chance draws a foul in the penalty area.

Kim Little (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabrielle George (Everton Ladies).

Attempt missed. Heather O'Reilly (Arsenal Women) header from very close range is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah replaces Siri Worm.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Jodie Brett.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt saved. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kim Little (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies).

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