Women’s FA Cup: Defending champions Chelsea meet Aston Villa, Manchester United draw Brighton | Football news
Defending champions Chelsea will travel to Aston Villa in next month’s Women’s FA Cup semi-final, with Manchester United hosting Brighton in their respective quarter-finals.
While Emma Hayes’ Blues are looking for a third consecutive championship trophy, Carla Ward’s Villa reached the semi-finals for the first time in history, following an impressive 2-1 win in extra time last Sunday. Manchester City.
United will also make their first appearance at this stage when they wear a Brighton shirt currently under the interim management of Amy Merricks.
Matches are scheduled for Sunday 16 April, with the final then taking place at Wembley on Sunday 14 May. Chelsea beat Manchester City 3-2 after extra time in the final. last season with a record audience of 49,094 people.
That completed a league and national cup double for Hayes’ side, who currently top the Women’s Super League, two points ahead of Marc Skinner’s United and Manchester City with a game in hand.
Women’s FA Cup semi-final draw
Manchester United vs Brighton
Aston Villa vs Chelsea
The matches will take place on Sunday, April 16.