Match Reports & Previews Bristol City Women 1-2 Man City Women

Published on March 26th, 2017 | by Daniel Cheeseman

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Women’s FA Cup: Bristol City Women 1-2 Man City Women

Manchester City Women reached their third consecutive Women’s FA Cup semi-final thanks to a late Nikita Parris strike at Bristol City Women

Nick Cushing’s side – which saw six changes from Thursday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg in Denmark – led when Bristol City keeper Caitlin Leach attempted to punch away Bronze’s cross but her clearance ricocheted in off the host’s unfortunate captain Ladd.

City keeper Marie Hourihan then saved brilliantly from Millie Turner’s downward header from a set-piece, before Toni Duggan, Parris and Georgia Stanway missed chances to extend the Blues’ lead at the other end.

On the stroke of half-time, Scotland forward Claire Emslie’s low finish drew Bristol City level.

Carli Lloyd was denied by a good Leach save after the interval and the Blues then went close through Bronze, Houghton and Parris before the England winger snatched a late, hard-fought victory.

The draw for the semi-finals will take place live on BBC Radio 5 Live at 14:45 BST on Monday, 27 March.

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