The Women's FA Cup - Fourth Round
Man Utd Women2Man City Women3

Manchester United 2-3 Manchester City: Blues edge rivals in Women's FA Cup fourth round

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Highlights: Man United Women 2-3 Man City Women

Ellen White's double helped holders Manchester City into the Women's FA Cup fifth round at the expense of local rivals Manchester United.

White finished coolly after being gifted possession by Abbie McManus to put City in front and then turned in Lauren Hemp's low cross to make it 2-0.

Lauren James drilled in a reply for United, who nearly equalised when McManus' shot was stopped on the line.

Jill Scott settled it in City's favour, despite Hemp's late own goal.

United felt they should have been level at 2-2, their players protesting vigorously to the officials that defender McManus' attempt from close range had crossed the line.

That, quickly followed by Scott's deflected effort from 20 yards, seemed to quash United's momentum, only for Hemp's unfortunate goal from a corner to bring the hosts back into it late on.

Before the dramatic finale, two smart finishes from White either side of the interval looked certain to secure a comfortable passage into the last 16 for City, but the intensity of the derby grew once teenage substitute James had beaten Ellie Roebuck with a low shot from the edge of the box.

The other 15 fourth-round ties will be played on Sunday, with the draw for round five on Monday.

Manchester City striker Ellen White told BBC Sport: "The most important thing is that we are in the hat for the next round, we made hard work of it but we are really pleased to be in the hat.

"We knew the second goal would be really important for us so I was delighted to get on the scoresheet again.

"It was a tough second half for us but we showed resilience and dug in deep."

Line-ups

Man Utd Women

  • 27Earps
  • 4Turner
  • 5McManus
  • 21Turner
  • 20Smith
  • 12Ladd
  • 10Zelem
  • 9SigsworthSubstituted forArnotat 69'minutes
  • 18Hanson
  • 14Groenen
  • 19RossSubstituted forJamesat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Harris
  • 3Okvist
  • 6Palmer
  • 15Mikalsen
  • 16James
  • 17Arnot

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 10Stanway
  • 6Houghton
  • 4Bonner
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 24Walsh
  • 19Weir
  • 15Hemp
  • 25WullaertSubstituted forCoombsat 79'minutes
  • 18White

Substitutes

  • 7Coombs
  • 9Bremer
  • 12Toland
  • 16Park
  • 28Bissell
  • 34Benameur
  • 35Veiga Santiago Fidalgo

Match Stats

Home TeamMan Utd WomenAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester United Women 2, Manchester City Women 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester United Women 2, Manchester City Women 3.

Foul by Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women).

Hayley Ladd (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lauren James (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Amy Turner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Lauren Hemp, Manchester City Women. Manchester United Women 2, Manchester City Women 3.

Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

Attempt saved. Lauren James (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Offside, Manchester United Women. Katie Zelem tries a through ball, but Lizzie Arnot is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ellen White (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Laura Coombs replaces Tessa Wullaert.

Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amy Turner (Manchester United Women).

Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lauren James (Manchester United Women).

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United Women 1, Manchester City Women 3. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ellen White.

Attempt missed. Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Katie Zelem.

Attempt saved. Abbie McManus (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

Hayley Ladd (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ellen White (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Millie Turner (Manchester United Women).

Offside, Manchester City Women. Jill Scott tries a through ball, but Ellen White is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United Women. Lizzie Arnot replaces Jessica Sigsworth.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United Women 1, Manchester City Women 2. Lauren James (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Abbie McManus.

Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United Women).

Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Stephanie Houghton.

Attempt blocked. Lauren James (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kirsty Hanson.

Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Ellie Roebuck.

Attempt saved. Kirsty Hanson (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jackie Groenen.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United Women. Lauren James replaces Jane Ross.

Foul by Lauren Hemp (Manchester City Women).

Abbie McManus (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jessica Sigsworth (Manchester United Women).

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United Women 0, Manchester City Women 2. Ellen White (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lauren Hemp with a cross.

Attempt missed. Abbie McManus (Manchester United Women) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Gemma Bonner.

Attempt blocked. Jackie Groenen (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kirsty Hanson.

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