City thought they’d nabbed a consolation in stoppage time when Park let fly with a wonderful strike that Berger somehow got her finger tips to, tipping the ball against the post and then watching on as her defence did the rest.
It summed things up perfectly – this had been a wonderful team performance from back to front, one worthy of booking a spot in the final of the FA Cup for the first time since 2018. Our quest for a clean sweep of domestic honours goes right down to the wire…
While the prospect of a return to Wembley Stadium looms large, however, there is plenty of football to be played before then. A run of five matches in a little over a fortnight begins next Saturday when we travel to Aston Villa for our latest Women’s Super League fixture. Kick-off for that one is 12.30pm.
Man City (4-3-3) Taieb; Beckie, Scott, Greenwood; Coombs, Walsh (Losada 67), Weir; White, Shaw (Park h/t), Hemp
Unused subs Angeldal, Raso, Pilling
Chelsea (3-4-3) Berger; Bright, Nouwen, Eriksson (c); Carter, Ingle, Leupolz (Spence 74), Reiten (Fleming 74); Cuthbert, Kerr (England 59), Kirby (Charles 79)
Unused subs Musovic, Ji, James, Andersson, Fox
Scorers Cuthbert 23, Leupolz 28, England 89
Referee Rebecca Welch