Chelsea east past Manchester City to reach the FA Cup final for women

Chelsea advanced to the FA Cup final for women with a 3-0 win over Manchester City.

Emma Hayes’s team took the lead after 23 minutes, as a result of Erin Cuthbert’s awkward, but ultimately successful, shot from the right.

The goal questioned whether the goalkeeper might have done better, and that was the case again five minutes later when Melanie Leupolz hit Taieb with a low shot from the edge of the box.

Chelsea’s penalty appeals failed when Jess Carter fell to Lauren Hemp’s attention, and Taeib then made good saves to deny Sam Kerr and, after the break, Cuthbert.

Caroline Weir and Vicky Losada sent the effort out of the goal at the other end before a header in the 89th minute from Beth England, who was brought on just before the hour limit, sealed Chelsea’s place in the delayed 2020-21 tournament final at Wembley on December 5th.

Jess Park subsequently saw a stop-time effort excellently tipped against the post by Ann-Katrin Berger, as Gareth Taylor’s City, who have taken just four points from their first five games in their 2021-22 Women’s Super League campaign, still endured a disappointing outcome.

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