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Liverpool and Arsenal kept apart in FA Women's Cup

Ellen White
Arsenal striker Ellen White scored two in Arsenal's win over Sunderland

Arsenal have been drawn against Barnet in the semi-finals of the FA Women's Cup, while Liverpool will be up against Bristol Academy in the other semi.

The Gunners, who were runners up to Everton last season, beat Sunderland 3-2 after extra-time on Sunday.

Liverpool advanced after a 3-0 win over Doncaster, Bristol beat Millwall 2-1 and Barnet won 3-2 against West Ham.

As an extra incentive, the two FA Cup finalists also gain entry into next seasons Uefa Champions League.

Both venues are to be confirmed, but Liverpool will play their tie against Bristol on Sunday, 17 April, while Arsenal will face Barnet on Sunday, 24 April.

Liverpool manager Robbie Johnson was delighted with the draw, but insists Bristol will also have sights on the final and the European place available.

"We've drawn Bristol and no doubt they're also saying the same thing in that they've been kept away from Arsenal as well," Johnson told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"So no doubt they'll be believing that they're 90 minutes away from a Champions League place.

"The worse case is to lose in any game and now that we've got this close, it's about maintaining the focus.

"We mustn't lose that commitment to what we're trying to achieve which is to improve our stock and make sure people are aware of where Liverpool are going.

"Hopefully we'll be able to push on to better things within the Super League and the FA Women's Cup."



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