Women's FA Cup quarterfinal draw in full; round 7 details; round 6 recaps
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Ties:

Crystal Palace or Brighton vs Birmingham

Bristol or Everton vs Chelsea FC

Arsenal or Lewes vs Coventry or Tottenham

Leicester or Reading vs Manchester City

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Chelsea have knocked out Liverpool at Kingsmeadow thanks to a first-half volley from Guro Reiten. Draw details to come soon...
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Reminder of the ball numbers:

  1. Bristol City or Everton
  2. Coventry United or Tottenham Hotspur
  3. Leicester City or Reading
  4. Crystal Palace or Brighton
  5. Manchester City
  6. Arsenal or Lewes
  7. Birmingham City
  8. Chelsea
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Whilst we wait for the draw, Inessa Kaagman has made it four for Everton against Bristol at Ashton Gate
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We are still waiting for the draw to take place, and we will bring live updates as it happens
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Not long until the draw commences

There's only a couple of minutes left until the quarter final draw is conducted for the Women's FA Cup
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Half time at Coventry vs Tottenham, and Spurs lead 3-0 thanks to a Rianna Dean hat trick
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Bristol City vs Everton is 0-3 to the toffees at half-time with the draw now only 20 minutes away
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Match updates:

Chelsea vs Liverpool has now kicked off at Kingsmeadow. Things are hotting up at Ashton Gate as Bristol City prepare to take on Everton, here's Tanya Oxtoby's pre-match thoughts:
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Could Leicester's new fixture date give Reading the advantage?

After their game at the weekend was postponed, Leicester and Reading will now play this Thursday instead.

However, this fixture date will undoubtedly give Reading the upper hand in the game. The nature of the second tier means that all sides are semi-professional, and it is hard to see any way where the squad will not be affected when they are also balancing jobs midweek.

The same effects were seen during the Continental Cup which had many midweek fixtures, where players just could not cope with the increased demand and many Championship teams fell to heavy losses.

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Leicester vs Reading rescheduled

Leicester City have announced that their home game against Reading which was postponed due to Storm Dennis has been rearranged for this Thursday, the 20th of February.

We are yet to see a date for when Arsenal vs Lewes will take place 

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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Last time out

The last time that the two met was back in December, with the match a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park.

Niamh Charles opened the scoring for Liverpool in the fifth minute of the game:

However, her goal was equalled out by a Bethany England bullet header ten minutes later 

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Ebony Salmon - "When it's a big crowd it gives you more motivation"

Ahead of Monday night's clash with EvertonBristol City winger Ebony Salmon has previewed the game which will be played in front of a bumper crowd at Ashton Gate.

The vixens played their season opener at the men's stadium in front of over 3,000 fans against Brighton, will the attendance be more than that for the cup game under the floodlights? 

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Marta Tejedor happy with Birmingham's result

The blues' boss told the club's official media that she was happy that her side won against Sunderland, but did not like the scoreline:

"I am pleased with the fact we won the game and we went through," said Tejedor.

"It is difficult to be pleased with the score, the way you play and everything else outside that but at least we won the game. 

"The wind, maybe the pitch being soft, the opponents playing so deep, it can make it tough. 

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"If you manage to score early then it can change things. We had chances from the very beginning but couldn't score and the more the match went on, the more anxiety and stress you get. 

"All of it built to a really uncomfortable match but we got through it.

"At the end of cup games, the important thing is to still be in the competition at the end.

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"It was important for us to take it seriously" - Steph Houghton on Ipswich win

Manchester City and England captain Steph Houghton was full of praise for both her side and Ipswich Town after City's 10-0 victory at the Academy Stadium today. She spoke to Ipswich's media after the match:
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We will be back soon

We will be back closer to the draw at 8:45 on Monday night with live updates of each match as it is finalised.

The draw will take place at the BBC Studios in Mediacity, Salford. It is to be hosted by Mark Chapman, and ex-footballers Micah Richards and Rachel Brown-Finnis will conduct the draw.

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21:349 months ago

Quarter final details

Games in the quarter final round are set to take place on the weekend of the 15th March 2020.

 

Should sides win in their respective fixtures, there will only be one more game between them and the opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium in the final of the competition

 

A bumper crowd is to be expected at the home of English football for the occasion. Tickets have been on sale since November and Adults are priced at a mere £15 with up to three children available to go with each adult for free.

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Postponements will cause fixture headache

The sheer number of games that have been postponed over the past couple of weeks presents a daunting task for those at the clubs and FA to try and sort out rearranged dates.

Many teams will already be playing in cup weekends where fixtures could have been moved to, and midweek games are not an option for those in the second tier, with work commitments effecting players. 

All of these factors will add a lot of strain to clubs up and down the pyramid, and this was echoed by Sheffield United media manager and women’s football journalist Richard Laverty on Sunday

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Coventry vs Tottenham the other remaining fixture

In the final fixture that has not been postponed, Coventry United play host to top-flight Tottenham at the Butts Park arena on Monday.

Spurs head coach Juan Amoros spoke of how important the game might be to the club in his preview alongside Karen Hills for tottenhamhotspur.com:

“The girls know it could be a big day for the Club and another step forward for us and everyone is extremely motivated for the game,” Juan commented. “We hope we can make it another good night for our fans and reach another milestone which will be a highlight in what’s already been a positive season for us so far.

“We played Coventry in the National League previously, we are familiar with some of their players. We know they’re a physical team, very well organised with pace on the wings and we are expecting it to be a difficult encounter because it will mean a lot for both teams to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.”

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Chelsea and Liverpool to face on Monday

Preempting that Storm Dennis could effect fixtures with Storm Ciara’s postponement of their game away to Manchester United still fresh in their minds, Chelsea made the decision to postpone their game against Liverpool until Monday.

 

Annoyingly for supporters of the home side, the new date clashes with that of the men’s side’s game against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, so it could lead to a hit into an attendance record that has been very strong so far this season.

 

Chelsea will come into the match as firm favourites, but Liverpool will be given new positivity after their close game against title chasers Arsenal last week, where the reds lost 3-2 after a late goal at the Deva Stadium, but they displayed a strong performance.

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Bristol to face Everton at Ashton Gate on Monday

Bristol City will play their fixture against Everton on Monday night at the men’s stadium of Ashton Gate, with the winner claiming ball one in the draw.

The Vixens will face tough opposition in Willie Kirk’s Everton, who have improved by leaps and bounds in the 2019/20 campaign - spearheaded by the lethal threat of young goalscorer Chloe Kelly up front. It will also by Everton’s final game that they play before a move to their new home of Walton Hall Park in Liverpool when they play Manchester United next weekend

Bristol head coach Tanya Oxtoby told bcfc.co.uk this about the fixture:

“It’s going to be a great occasion, we’re really excited to play Monday night under the lights and we’re hoping to have a great crowd there. We haven’t been there since the first round of the season, so really looking forward to going back there, it’s a fantastic facility and really hope we give the crowd a good performance," said Oxtoby.  “To get here we had to battle past Durham when the conditions really suited their style of play. When we played them at home it was really wet and muddy and it was difficult to move the ball, but I think we did it effectively and we created more than enough chances and stuck to our guns playing some really good football in the conditions. “We would have liked to have got it done in ninety minutes but the extra-time and getting that goal is something we probably wouldn’t have done last season, we lost 2-0 to them last year so it shows we have progressed and we’re really excited to go into the next round and play Everton under lights.”

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Sunderland vs Birmingham City recap

Ex-WSL side Sunderland may have dropped down to the third tier, but the side which currently leads in the regional division of the FA Women’s National League battled valiantly in their game against Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon.

Former Weirside starlet Lucy Staniforth sealed the game for Birmingham City in the 85th minute of the game, firing in a free kick from distance. The midfielder was then bizarrely sent off in the celebrations, reportedly for swearing at a supporter. There was then a stoppage in play as the referee had asked for the supporter to be ejected from the stadium.

Birmingham are number seven in the draw.

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Manchester City vs Ipswich recap

Manchester City stormed their way to a win at the CFA, dispatching Ipswich Town by ten goals to nil. Hat-tricks from Pauline Bremer, Jess Park, and Georgia Stanway alongside a single goal from Laura Coombs sealed the three points, with goalkeeper Karima Benameur keeping a clean sheet against the youthful fourth-tier side from East Anglia.

The current title holders are ball number 5 in Monday’s draw

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Storm Dennis causes havoc to round 6 weekend

For the second week of women’s football fixtures in a row, a large number have been effected by the recent storm that has brought with it dangerous conditions across the UK.

Only Bristol City vs Everton, Manchester City vs Ipswich, Sunderland vs Birmingham, and Coventry vs Tottenham were left untouched, whilst Chelsea vs Liverpool was quickly rearranged when the weather forecast was made.

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Ball Numbers

The ball numbers for Monday’s draw are as follows:
  1. Bristol City or Everton
  2. Coventry United or Tottenham Hotspur
  3. Leicester City or Reading
  4. Crystal Palace or Brighton
  5. Manchester City
  6. Arsenal or Lewes
  7. Birmingham City
  8. Chelsea or Liverpool
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Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL.com’s live coverage of the Women’s FA Cup quarterfinal draw. I’m Adam Millington and I’ll be your host for tomorrow's draw. We’ll be bringing you updates as the teams are announced and a full list of the final four fixtures once it is finalised.
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