Women’s FA Cup photo essay – road to Wembley, quarter-final: Manchester City v Everton | Women’s FA Cup

Having beaten neighbors Manchester United in the previous round, and arch-rivals Chelsea in the League Cup final earlier in the month, it was Everton who now stood in the way of Manchester City’s bid to complete a domestic cup double. The Merseyside team were looking to salvage something from a pretty disastrous season in which two managers have already come and gone – and they were also out for revenge for their extra-time Cup final defeat by City two seasons ago.

Manchester City fans

Manchester City of Charlotte with her Tote bag decorated with Man City badges.
Manchester City mascots Moonbeam (front) and Moonchester.

Everton fans

Face painters

Club captain Steph Houghton makes her way to her seat before the match.
Manchester City's captain Ellen White (right) leads the pre-match handshake.

  • Face painter Keeley Brown (top left) and a colleague at work. Injured club captain Steph Houghton makes her way to her seat before kick-off (above left). Houghton has been out of action since January after she aggravated the Achilles injury that she sustained in September. Manchester City’s captain Ellen White (right) leads the pre-match handshake.

Eager to make home advantage count, City came flying out of the blocks with Lucy Bronze (below) going close on a number of occasions. The home side had the lion’s share of possession and opportunities in the first half which meant Everton’s captain Izzy Christiansen, seen clearing the ball below, was kept busy as the visitors struggled throughout to build any sort of momentum against an impressive City side.

Manchester City's Lucy Bronze.
Everton's captain Izzy Christiansen (L) clears the ball.
Manchester City's Lauren Hemp (fourth right) celebrates scoring the first goal of the game with team-mates.

  • Lauren Hemp (above, fourth right) celebrates with teammates in the 35th minute after sweeping the ball home from close range before adding a superb second with a magnificent backheel flick early in the second half (below). Hemp’s double meant that she had scored 14 goals in 29 appearances this season, and edged above Caroline Weir in the club’s scoring charts with 37 in total.

Lauren Hemp scores her, and Manchester City’s, second goal of the game.

Manchester City's Filippa Angeldahl (left) races Everton's Gabrielle George to win the ball.

  • Manchester City’s Filippa Angeldahl (above left) races Everton’s Gabrielle George to win the ball. Just after the hour mark Caroline Weir (below) surged forward before firing home City’s third from 25 yards out for her sixth goal in as many games. It was her 12th in 26 appearances this season.

Manchester City's Caroline Weir (center) scores their third goal of the game.
Manchester City's captain Ellen White (left) scores their fourth goal of the game.

Manchester City’s captain Ellen White (above) sealed the route as she tapped in a cross during injury-time. The 4-0 victory meant City reached the last four for the eighth consecutive season.

Filippa Angeldahl poses for a photo with a young fan after their victory and a City fan has their shirt signed by Georgia Stanway (below).

Manchester City's Filippa Angeldahl poses for a photo with a young fan.
A City fan has their shirt signed by Manchester City's Georgia Stanway.
Manchester City's Louise after their 4-0 win over Everton.

The draw gave Manchester City another away tie, their third in the four so far in this year’s competition, as they travel to Chigwell to take on West Ham in the semi-finals.

Click here to see the picture essays from previous rounds.

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