The Women's FA Cup - Fourth Round
Man City WomenManchester City Women8Aston Villa WomenAston Villa Women0

Manchester City 8-0 Aston Villa: Chloe Kelly hat-trick sends holders into fifth round of Women's FA Cup

Chloe Kelly
Chloe Kelly hooked home the opener to begin Manchester City's quest for a fourth Women's FA Cup in five years

Chloe Kelly's treble helped Women's FA Cup holders Manchester City overwhelm Aston Villa to reach round five.

Ellen White converted Lauren Hemp's cross after a hooked opener from Kelly, who fired her second into the bottom corner to put City 3-0 up at half-time.

Janine Beckie added a fourth before Georgia Stanway netted with a low shot.

Beckie teed up Rose Lavelle to stroke in a sixth, Kelly bundled home the seventh and Sam Mewis smashed an eighth in off the post in stoppage time.

City have a potential Women's Super League title decider with Chelsea on Wednesday, but boss Gareth Taylor named a strong side, with England forwards White and Kelly leading the line.

And the move paid off as the pair put the hosts in control by half-time, paving the way for City to better their 7-0 league win over Villa in January.

Kelly also saw an early deflected cross hit the bar and forced Villa goalkeeper Sian Rogers to parry her fierce left-footed shot before the break.

Taylor took off Hemp and Lucy Bronze at half-time, but their replacements Beckie and Stanway took the hosts further clear, and fellow substitute Lavelle made it six.

However, the day belonged to Kelly who deserved her bit of fortune for her hat-trick goal as Rogers parried a ball which rebounded in off the forward as City began their bid to lift the cup for a fourth time in five years in style.

Line-ups

Man City Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26Roebuck
  • 20BronzeSubstituted forStanwayat 45'minutes
  • 13Dahlkemper
  • 27Greenwood
  • 3StokesSubstituted forMorganat 61'minutes
  • 7Coombs
  • 24Walsh
  • 19WeirSubstituted forMewisat 61'minutes
  • 9Kelly
  • 18WhiteSubstituted forLavelleat 61'minutes
  • 15HempSubstituted forBeckieat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mannion
  • 10Stanway
  • 11Beckie
  • 14Morgan
  • 16Park
  • 21Lavelle
  • 22Mewis
  • 34Benameur
  • 39Davies

Aston Villa Women

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Rogers
  • 13Siems
  • 5N'DowSubstituted forHuttonat 62'minutes
  • 11West
  • 15Haigh
  • 3Ale
  • 19Abreu Sousa SilvaSubstituted forLarsenat 62'minutes
  • 16McLoughlinSubstituted forHanssenat 62'minutes
  • 14Syme
  • 18Gregory
  • 22Hayles

Substitutes

  • 4Franklin-Fraiture
  • 9Larsen
  • 12Hutton
  • 20Iwabuchi
  • 23Hanssen
  • 29Weiß

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamAston Villa Women
Possession
Home83%
Away17%
Shots
Home28
Away4
Shots on Target
Home14
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Manchester City Women 8, Aston Villa Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 8, Aston Villa Women 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Manchester City Women 8, Aston Villa Women 0. Samantha Mewis (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keira Walsh.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nadine Hanssen (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stine Larsen with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Laura Coombs.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nadine Hanssen (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emily Syme.

  7. Post update

    Dangerous play by Rose Lavelle (Manchester City Women).

  8. Post update

    Amy West (Aston Villa Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Manchester City Women 7, Aston Villa Women 0. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Natalie Haigh.

  11. Post update

    Stine Larsen (Aston Villa Women) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nadine Hanssen.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Georgia Stanway.

  13. Post update

    Samantha Mewis (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Natalie Haigh (Aston Villa Women).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Samantha Mewis (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Janine Beckie (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Esme Morgan.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Manchester City Women 6, Aston Villa Women 0. Rose Lavelle (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Esme Morgan with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Samantha Mewis (Manchester City Women).

  19. Post update

    Nadine Hanssen (Aston Villa Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sian Rogers.