October 25, 2020

Man City to face Everton in FA Cup final after Mewis strike beats Arsenal

Holders Manchester City reached the 2019-20 Women’s FA Cup final with an impressive display against Arsenal.

Gareth Taylor’s side will meet Everton at Wembley in 1 November’s showpiece, live on BBC One, after the Toffees beat Birmingham City 3-0 on Wednesday.

Steph Houghton’s curling free-kick opened the scoring before Jordan Nobbs levelled with a fine long-range strike.

But United States midfielder Sam Mewis quickly restored City’s lead and they remained on top in the second half.

World Cup-winner Mewis’ first goal in English football sent City through to the club’s third Women’s FA Cup final, all of which have come since 2017.

Record 14-time winners Arsenal had been bidding to reach their 17th final but were not able to reproduce the form they had shown in September, when they scored 19 times in three games in all competitions.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 20Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 4BonnerBooked at 29mins
  • 3Stokes
  • 22Mewis
  • 24Walsh
  • 19Weir
  • 9KellySubstituted forParkat 80′minutes
  • 18WhiteSubstituted forLavelleat 65′minutes
  • 10Stanway

Substitutes

  • 1Bardsley
  • 7Coombs
  • 8Scott
  • 11Beckie
  • 14Morgan
  • 16Park
  • 21Lavelle
  • 27Greenwood
  • 34Benameur

Arsenal Women

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 16Maritz
  • 6Williamson
  • 22Schnaderbeck
  • 15McCabeBooked at 45mins
  • 10LittleSubstituted forWältiat 50′minutes
  • 7van de Donk
  • 8Nobbs
  • 9Mead
  • 11Miedema
  • 19Foord

Substitutes

  • 3Wubben-Moy
  • 5Beattie
  • 13Wälti
  • 20Maier
  • 21Gut
  • 24Stenson
  • 30Mace

Referee:
Helen Conley

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Manchester City Women 2, Arsenal Women 1.

  2. 90’+4′

    Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 2, Arsenal Women 1.

  3. 90’+3′

    Attempt blocked. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. 90’+3′

    Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. 90’+3′

    Foul by Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women).

  6. 90′

    Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. 90′

    Foul by Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women).

  8. 89′

    Foul by Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women).

  9. 89′

    Jessica Park (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. 85′

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Caroline Weir.

  11. 83′

    Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. 83′

    Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

  13. 80′

    Substitution, Manchester City Women. Jessica Park replaces Chloe Kelly.

  14. 78′

    Foul by Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women).

  15. 78′

    Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. 76′

    Offside, Arsenal Women. Vivianne Miedema tries a through ball, but Katie McCabe is caught offside.

  17. 75′

    Attempt missed. Caitlin Foord (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross.

  18. 75′

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Keira Walsh.

  19. 74′

    Attempt saved. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. 73′

    Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.