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Women's FA Cup Round Up


The fifth-round of the Women's FA Cup took place on Sunday with a few shock results as some WSL sides failed to progress. Here is a round-up of all the action.

Bristol City 0-2 Durham

The shock of the round came at the Stoke Gifford Stadium. Championship side Durham beat Bristol City who play in the WSL thanks to a second-half brace from Lisa Robertson. The Vixens had been on a five-game unbeaten run before the Durham defeat.

Chelsea 3-0 Arsenal

A brace from Bethany England and a 25 yard stunner from defender Jonna Andersson, her first of the season, was enough to progress to the quarter-finals at the expense of London rivals Arsenal in a repeat of last season's final.

Liverpool 2-0 Millwall

In Satara Murray's last game before she returns to America to be closer to her family, her side Liverpool gave her a great send off with a 2-0 victory. The Reds beat Championship side Millwall with goals from Kirsty Linnett and Rinsola Babajide.

Manchester United 3-0 London Bees

Rachel Yankey lost her first game in charge of London Bees as former England team-mate Casey Stoney's Manchester United won 3-0. Ella Toone and Mollie Green scored the first half goals and Charlie Devlin completed the victory three minutes from time with a lob over the keeper.

Reading 2-1 Birmingham City

In the only all WSL clash of the round, Reading won 2-1 against Birmingham City. Substitutes Kirsty Pearce and new signing Rakel Honnudottir scored either side of an Aoife Mannion penalty. This was Reading's first win over Birmingham in nine attempts.

Tottenham 0-3 Manchester City

WSL leaders Man City came out on top against Championship leaders Spurs. Goals from Steph Houghton, Lauren Hemp and Gemma Bonner led to a comfortable victory for the 2017 FA Cup winners. Angela Addison had a penalty saved by Ellie Roebuck as Man City kept a clean sheet.

West Ham United 8-1 Huddersfield Town

The highest scoring tie of the round came at Rush Green Stadium. Huddersfield Town scored first when Kate Mallin converted a penalty. They soon wished they hadn't when West Ham responded with four goals in each half.

Kate Longhurst, Jane Ross, Alisha Lehmann, Rosie Kmita and Brianna Visalli were all on target for the Hammers. Leanne Kiernan scored a hat-trick and was duly awarded the Hammer of the Match award.

Aston Villa 3-3 Sheffield United

Most dramatic tie of the round was the classic encounter between Aston Villa and Sheffield United. Aston Villa came from two goals down on two occasions to draw 3-3 and take the tie to extra time.

Two former Villa players, Maddy Cusack and Ebony Salmon put the Blades two goals to the good. Jodie Hutton then gave Villa hope before Bex Rayner restored United's two goal advantage. Hutton then converted a penalty and scored another to complete her hat-trick and the Villa comeback.

The sides could not be separated during extra-time and Villa won 5-3 on penalties with hat-trick hero Hutton scoring the winning spot-kick to secure a well deserved place in the last eight of the competition. The teams have now met four times this season, producing 20 goals in the process.

The draw for the quarter-finals will take place on Monday from around 18:30 GMT on the BBC News Channel during Sportsday and the BBC Sport website.

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