Manchester United reached the FA Women’s Cup semi-final after defeating champions Lewes 3-1 at the Dripping Pan.
Lewes were the lowest ranked team remaining in the competition at the quarter-final stage and fell behind when a Rhian Cleverly own goal put the Women’s Super League title contenders in front just eight minutes earlier before Vilde Boe Risa doubled the lead after the break.
The hosts got back into the game shortly after when a mistake by Mary Earps saw the ball fall to Emily Kraft on the edge of the box, with the striker lobbing the ball over the head of the United goalkeeper.
But substitute Nikita Parris ensured the visitors reached the next round with a neat finish from a tight angle in the 89th minute.
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Goals from Jess Carter and a Maren Mjelde penalty put Chelsea in the driving seat and it went to half-time before a great pass from Johanna Rytting Kaneryd found Alsou Abdullina, who squared the ball to Guro Reiten to add a third. for Chelsea five minutes later. the reboot
The Royals got a solace through Sanne Troelsgaard in the 70th minute, but Chelsea could see the end of the game as they look to defend their title.
Birmingham were the other remaining Championship team in the competition, but were eliminated by Brighton following a 2-0 win at St Andrew’s.
Two goals in four minutes was enough for the visitors as Poppy Pattinson put the Gulls ahead from a corner and Danielle Carter converted from the penalty spot.
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