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Arsenal set up Everton Cup final

By Tony Leighton

Women's football

Arsenal will meet Everton in May's FA Women's Cup final after a comprehensive 4-0 semi-final win against Chelsea.

Striker Julie Fleeting, who scored four for Scotland in the 8-1 win against Bulgaria on Thursday, hit the opener as the Gunners reached their 11th final.

They are now chasing a fifth successive Premier League and FA Cup double.

In the league, Leeds lead Everton by a point after Sunday's games in which, Leeds beat Millwall Lionesses 1-0 and Everton trounced Sunderland 4-0.

Fourth-placed Arsenal are now four points behind Leeds and three behind Everton, though they have two games in hand on each of their rivals.


FA Women's Cup semi-final

Chelsea 0-4 Arsenal

Three goals in the last 11 minutes of the first half set favourites Arsenal well on the way to yet another final.

Fleeting's opener was followed by a goal by her Scotland colleague Kim Little, taking her season's tally to 34.

England captain Faye White hit the third goal just before the interval and Wales captain Jayne Ludlow completed the scoring 19 minutes into the second half.

Women's Premier League

Leeds Carnegie 1-0 Millwall Lionesses

Prolific goalscorer Ellen White hit the post as the league leaders dominated but searched in vain for a first half goal.

In the 67th minute, however, it was White's cross that led to her England team mate Jess Clarke getting the goal that gave Leeds a fifth successive win.

Everton 4-0 Sunderland

Everton struck four times in 20 first half minutes to effectively seal a victory that saw them leapfrog the Black Cats into second place.

Striker Natasha Dowie put the Toffees on the road to three points with an 11th minute penalty that gave her 22 goals for the campaign.

And further goals from Emily Westwood, Jill Scott and Michelle Hinnigan put the game beyond the former league leaders.

The weekend's other two scheduled games, at Birmingham City and Watford, were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.



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see also
Leeds women overcome Birmingham
28 Mar 10 |  Women
Everton sink Chelsea to go third
21 Mar 10 |  Women
England women brush aside Austria
22 Mar 10 |  Women
Barnet stun Forest to reach semis
07 Mar 10 |  Women
Forest to host Women's Cup final
16 Feb 10 |  Women
Arsenal power past Belles in Cup
14 Feb 10 |  Women
Underdogs Leeds lift League Cup
11 Feb 10 |  Women
Everton & Arsenal progress in Cup
07 Feb 10 |  Women
West Ham surprise Bristol in Cup
24 Jan 10 |  Women
Arsenal win FA Women's Cup
04 May 09 |  Women


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