Reading FC Women v West Ham Women, FA Cup semi-final

The Women's FA Cup final will take place on 5 May

The Women's FA Cup final will take place on 5 May

It took nearly every minute of the 95 played to break through, as in the third minute of added time, Eriksson failed to deal with Demi Stokes' cross and sliced the ball into her own net, sending City to Wembley! After Ramona Bachmann squared the ball to Fran Kirby, the Chelsea forward was in on goal, but the City 'keeper stood her ground before blocking Kirby's shot with her foot. Eriksson attempted to clear the danger, but instead sliced the ball into her own net for City to take a late lead!

Having come through a stern challenge against the reigning champions, City defender and Player of the Match Jen Beattie backed her side's "talent and character" to shine through as they look to add a second FA Cup title against West Ham on May 4.

Nikita Parris squandered City's best opportunity before the break, dragging her effort wide when presented with an open goal, while Kirby was denied by a smart save by Karen Bardsley.

The Blues then hit the woodwork through Kirby's header from Cuthbert's flighted free kick. We were confident throughout.

Give it everything, we've got nothing to lose, we're 45 minutes and maybe extra time from playing at Wembley. I will remind her of how wonderful she's been this year. "We've been beaten by a cruel own goal". Virtually all of us are worldwide players and that's what you need in these big games, coming into the business end of the season it's big games like this that you want to be ready for. It was an even game.

"We're obviously ecstatic to be going to Wembley".

It would mean everything, it's a massive journey, for us to be drawing against West Ham in the semi-final we couldn't have got more lucky I guess.