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City slickers to meet in Final
 Women's Football FA Women's Cup News - 20 Apr 2017
 
Manchester City will play Birmingham City in this season's SSE Womens' FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 13th May after the two sides came through their respective semi finals on Sunday.
 
It will be the second time in a row that the two clubs will meet in a major Final, following Man City's 1-0 extra time victory in last year's Continental Tyres Cup Final.
 
Manchester City played host to Liverpool at the Academy Stadium and for the third time in a row, progressed with an odd-goal victory. The Reds almost took an early lead when a cross-sum-shot by Kate Longhurst came back off the post but the home side came back strongly, Melissa Lawley bringing out a save from Siobhan Chamberlain and Lucy Bronze having a shot charged down by Gemma Bonner. Katie Zelem also saw an effort blocked by Steph Houghton at the other end as the first half ended goalless.
 
The deadlock was broken early in the second half and it was Lawley who made the breakthrough, drilling a low 20-yard shot past Chamberlain to give her side the lead.
 
Carli Lloyd went close to adding a second when she headed over from a free kick, before Liverpool pressed forward in an attempt to salvage the game and Alex Greenwood fired over from distance. Caroline Weir brought out a save from Karen Bardsley late on but Liverpool could not get back on level terms and Lloyd almost scored a second afterwards with a shot from the edge of the area which was inches wide.
 
Birmingham City meanwhile continued their superb Cup run, adding to their victory over Arsenal in the previous round with a penalty shootout success over Chelsea at Solihull Moors.
 
After an evenly contested first half of not too many chances, Birmingham took the lead on the hour mark when Meaghan Sargeant powered a header home from a Sarah Mayling corner.
 
Chelsea hit back strongly but found Blues goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger in excellent form, pulling off a string of saves to keep her side in front. However Berger was powerless to stop a superb strike from Drew Spence which found the top corner of the net from 20 yards with two minutes remaining, to take the game into extra time.
 
A tense thirty minutes of extra time could not produce a goal although Berger twice made good stops from Ramona Bachmann, therefore the game went on to penalties. Aoife Mannion, Mayling and Kerys Harrop all found the net for Birmingham with Maren Mjelde and Hannah Blundell replying, before Eniola Aluko's kick hit the post. Berger then saved from Millie Bright, allowing Ellen White to slot home the winning penalty and book her side a trip to Wembley.
 

 
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