The Women's FA Cup - Semi-Final
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Birmingham City Women 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

B'ham City Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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 Women

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 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 TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamChelsea Women
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away20
Shots on Target
Home2
Away12
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Penalties over

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

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Penalties in progress

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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