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Manchester United down Chelsea in women’s FA Cup semis

By Reuters
April 15, 2024
Manchester Uniteds women players are seen. — Manchester United Website/File
Manchester United's women players are seen. — Manchester United Website/File

LONDON: Manchester United will meet Tottenham Hotspur in the Women’s FA Cup final on May 12 after they beat Chelsea for the first time in their history and Spurs came back from a goal down to defeat Leicester City 2-1 in the semi-finals on Sunday.

United came into the game never having beaten Chelsea since the women’s side was formed in 2018, but Spanish winger Lucia Garcia showed no signs of being weighed down by that history as she put her side ahead in the first minute.

Former Chelsea forward Rachel Williams added a second for United in the 23rd minute, but a Lauren James goal before the break threw Chelsea a desperately-needed lifeline and the Blues went on to dominate the second half.