Manchester United reached the semi-finals of the Women’s FA Cup after overcoming Lewes’ challenge 3-1 at the Dripping Pan.
Lewes were the lowest-placed side in the competition in the quarter-finals and fell behind when Rhian Cleverly’s own goal put the Women’s Super League title contenders ahead just eight minutes before Vilde Boe Risa doubles the lead after the break.
The hosts came back into the game soon after when a Mary Earps error saw the ball fall on Emily Kraft on the edge of the box, with the striker tossing the ball over the United keeper’s head.
But substitute Nikita Parris carried the visitors through to the next round with a neat finish from a tight angle in the 89th minute.
Holders chelsea sealed his place in the last four by beating compatriot WSL While reading 3-1.
Goals from Jess Carter and a penalty from Maren Mjelde put Chelsea in control before the break before a fine pass from Johanna Rytting Kaneryd found Alsu Abdullina, who handed the ball to Guro Reiten to add a third for Chelsea five minutes After. the reboot.
The Royals got a consolation through Sanne Troelsgaard in the 70th minute, but Chelsea could see the game over as they looked to defend their title.
birmingham were the other remaining championship team in the competition, but they were eliminated by Brighton after a 2-0 win at St Andrew’s.
Two goals in four minutes was enough for the visitors as Poppy Pattinson put the Seagulls ahead from a corner and Danielle Carter converted from the penalty spot.
AstonVilla take charge City of Man in the final game of the Women’s FA Cup at 6 p.m.