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Live Reporting

Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

  1. Next stop, Wembley

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    That's just about it for our coverage of the 2019-20 Women's FA Cup semi-finals. Thanks for your company.

    At the end of it all, Everton and Manchester City go through to 1 November's Wembley final, and what a game that promises to be. Don't miss it.

    We'll see you then! Until then, take care.

  2. Watch: All the goals...

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    In case you missed the action, here's another look at the three goals...

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    Video caption: Houghton's 'superb' free-kick gives Man City lead

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    Video caption: Nobbs scores 'world class' equaliser for Arsenal

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    Video caption: Mewis fires home as Man City retake lead
  3. 'The girls deserve it' - Taylor

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Man City boss Gareth Taylor on BBC Two:

    "We played really well in the first half and I was really impressed with the performance and to could arguably have been a bigger lead going into half-time.

    "Arsenal had a real good go in the second half and it was fairly tight at the end but we came through.

    "It's good to be going back to Wembley, the girls really deserve it but we don't have time to stop with the WSL and the Continental Cup next week."

  4. 'That was more like Man City'

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    England and Man City captain Steph Houghton on BBC Two:

    "We have not really hit our rhythm yet. To see Rose [Lavelle] get her debut was amazing and Sam [Mewis] really bossed the midfield.

    "That was much more like Man City tonight."

  5. 'I feel like a sponge' - Mewis

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Sam Mewis celebrates

    Asked about her time in England so far and what she can bring to Man City, match-winning goal-scorer Sam Mewis says on BBC Two:

    "On the field, Rose [Lavelle] and I feel like we're learning so much already. I'm learning from the players here. I feel like, for the most part, I'm the one who's learning. I feel like a sponge."

  6. Watch the final live on BBC One

    Tonight's result means Manchester City will meet Everton at Wembley in the final on Sunday, 1 November [14:30 GMT kick-off].

    That's a game you'll be able to watch live on BBC One.

  7. 'We didn't do enough' - Nobbs

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs on BBC Two:

    "They dominated in the first half and were the better team. We didn't keep the ball very well at times but in the second half we showed we can play football and if we had played like that in the first half we would have been the better team.

    "These are the games you have to win to go through and we didn't do enough tonight. Congratulations to Manchester City."

  8. 'No excuses' - Montemurro

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro on BBC Two:

    "They dominated the first 60 minutes, they were better than us and we have no excuses.

    "It's disappointing because we had the capacity to play well but tonight wasn't the night."

  9. Man City reach the cup final

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    City are through to the final for the third time in their history. All three of those times have come since 2017. This is becoming quite an era, for the holders.

    Skipper Steph Houghton gathers her team in a huddle on the pitch and, after some motivational words, they all bounce in celebration.

  10. Post update

    FT: Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Kelly Smith

    Former England striker on BBC Two

    Overall Manchester City have been the better team. They looked more hungry and more composed on the ball.

    Arsenal got themselves back into the game a bit but the goals of Jill Roord and Lisa Evans have been missed.

  11. FULL-TIME

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Man City celebrate

    It's all over! Manchester City are going to Wembley and will face Everton in the final.

  12. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    And still Arsenal can't mount any pressure.

  13. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Kelly Smith

    Former England striker on BBC Two

    We really haven't seen Ellie Roebuck tested other than the Jordan Nobbs goal. She hasn't had to make a save.

    Arsenal have scored a lot of goals so far this season but it is a different quality they have come up against.

  14. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal can't get hold of the ball, as three minutes of stoppage time are signalled.

    Is there to be a late twist?

  15. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal have got three minutes of the 90 left to try and force extra-time, but Man City are defending superbly.

    Man City boss Gareth Taylor
  16. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal force a corner, which is sent to the far post towards Leah Williamson but Lucy Bronze gets up well to head the ball clear.

  17. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Kelly Smith

    Former England striker on BBC Two

    Brilliant defending from Demi Stokes. She was so quick and she had to get the ball once she went to ground.

  18. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    England left-back Demi Stokes produces a brilliant tackle to take the ball off Vivianne Miedema, inside the area. Stokes had to get that spot on, and she did.

  19. SUBSTITUTION (Man City)

    Man City 2-1 Arsenal

    Jess Park, 18 years old, replaces Chloe Kelly for the hosts.