Chelsea beat Manchester City Women with an extra time goal from Fran Kirby and will defend their title at Wembley on 14th May in the Cup Final. They will face 13 times winners Arsenal who put Sunderland to the sword with a 7-0 victory this afternoon.
City looked to be heading to the final after Jane Ross had given them the lead only for a free kick from Ji So-Yun bringing Chelsea giving Chelsea a life-line and sending the game into extra time.
To the joy of all the Chelsea fans it was the girls in blue who broke the deadlock, when the irrepressible Fran Kirby stole the headlines and the game, with her last minute goal. So Chelsea march onto Wembley and will face the resurgent Arsenal.
Chelsea Ladies: Lindahl, Blundell, Bright, Flaherty, Davison, Carney (Kirby 76), Aluko, Ji, Rafferty (England 83), Chapman, Bailey (Spence 54).
Subs not used: Spencer, Borges.
Man City Women: Bardsley, Bronze, Stokes, Houghton, McManus, Scott, Asllani, Duggan (Stanway 87), Paris, Ross, Corboz (Beattie 91).
Subs not used: Hourihan, Tynan, Paul.
Meanwhile in the other semi final Arsenal brushed Sunderland aside, despite only having 10 players for most of the game. Arsenal’s goals came from: Danielle van de Donk who earned herself a hat-trick, Jordan Nobbs, Dan Carter (2) and Fara Williams, who scored from the spot.
Sunderland, to add to their misery, had Abby Holmes sent off for a second bookable offence in the 72nd minute.
Arsenal Ladies: Van Veenendaal, Mitchell, Stoney, Losada, Natalia (Smith 78), Nobbs, Carter, Corredera (Williams 60), Janssen, Rose, Van de Donk.
Subs not used: Byrne, Williamson, McCabe.
Red card: Mitchell (33)
Sunderland Ladies: Laws, Holmes, Furness (McDougall 82), Bannon, Mead, Johnston (Ramshaw 64), Joice (Kelly 56), Chaplen, Williams, Sjoman, Staniforth.
Subs not used: Sharp, Olsen.
Red card: Holmes (72)
As mentioned above the final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 14 May (2pm KO) and thanks to the FA’s partnership with SSE, all children will be able to attend for free.
Adult tickets are priced £15 and group booking and charter standard discounts are also available here .
In 2015, more than 30,000 supporters attended the Final.