The Adobe Women's FA Cup

It's the Adobe Women's FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday and we take a look at the ties

Friday 12 Apr 2024
Manchester United and Chelsea meet in the Adobe Women's FA Cup semi-final on Sunday

The Adobe Women's FA Cup semi-finals take place on Sunday afternoon, with four clubs facing off with the aim of securing their place at Wembley Stadium for the Final on Sunday 12 May.

Ahead of the games, you can find more of the details around the ties and where to watch them below.

1 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City
12pm, Sunday 14 April
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Live on BBC Two

The stage is set for an electrifying clash in north London as the two Barclays WSL teams prepare to battle it out for what would be a first ever appearance in the Final for them. 

Spurs have impressed in the Cup this season, after beating perennial favourites Manchester City in the quarter-final last month to reach the competition's semi-final for the first time in their history.

It took a late equaliser from Bethany England to take that tie to extra time before Spurs edged the eventual penalty shootout by 4-3 following two saves from 'keeper Rebecca Spencer and a winning spot-kick from Amy-James Turner.

Led by manager Robert Vilahamn and supported by a talented squad, including the likes of Grace Clinton, Kit Graham leading the attacking charge with a defensive unit marshalled by the likes of Ashleigh Neville.

Leicester also arrive in the last four of the Cup for the first time in their history, following a 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the quarter-finals. A brace from Finnish striker Jutta Rantala was enough to secure victory over the Reds with the Foxes defying the odds to reach the semi-finals.

Their journey saw them beat Derby County and Birmingham City to reach the quarter-final and spearheaded by head coach Jennifer Foster and a talented roster of players including the likes of Lena Petermann, Sam Tierney and Rantala, Leicester possesses the firepower to trouble any opposition.

Their dynamic style of play, coupled with swift counterattacks and clinical finishing, makes them a formidable force to contend with. Leicester will be banking on their collective strength and resilience to overcome Tottenham and secure a spot in the final.

2 Manchester United v Chelsea
2.35pm, Sunday 14 April
Leigh Sports Village
Live on BBC One

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes will be looking to add one more title to her collection with the Blues before departing for her new role as USA head coach at the end of this season, as she takes her team to the north-west in what is a replay of last season's Women's FA Cup Final.

The Londoners are one of the competition's most successful teams and are looking to win the Cup for what would be a fourth successive season following their record-breaking three successive titles in 2021, 2022 and 2023. 

Chelsea arrive in the semi-finals after a narrow 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park in the last round and previous victories over London rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham United in the fifth and fourth rounds respectively.

They'll come up against a United team who will still have memories of their FA Cup Final heartbreak at the hands of Chelsea last May when the Blues won 1-0 thanks to Sam Kerr's second-half winner.

Marc Skinner's team reached the semi-finals after an impressive 4-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion in the quarter-final courtesy of first-half goals from Millie Turner, Nikita Parris and Lucia Garcia before Lisa Naaslund's screamer topped the lot.

That win followed on from another south coast triumph, after United beat Southampton in the fifth round having kicked-off their Cup run with victory over Newcastle United at home in the fourth round.


By Competitions department