Birmingham face Chelsea, Man City draw Liverpool in Women's FA Cup semi-finals


Last Updated: 27/03/17 8:20pm

Birmingham have drawn Chelsea and Manchester City will play Liverpool in the Women's FA Cup semi-finals.

Birmingham knocked out the holders Arsenal 1-0 in the quarter-finals on Sunday and will get home advantage against the side from west London.

Current Womens Super League champions Man City beat Bristol City and also get home advantage over Liverpool, who knocked out Notts County in the last round, in their pursuit of a first FA Cup final.

The semi-finals will take place on Monday, April 17 at Birmingham's home at Damson Park and City's Academy Stadium in Manchester.

City player Jennifer Beattie insists they cannot afford to underestimate Liverpool when they travel up the M62.

"We drew against them twice in the league so we know what a tough team they are," she said. "They had a very strong performance to get the win in the last round against Notts County so they'll be looking forward to the game just as much as we have.

"We've never made it to Wembley as a team yet, so it's one we want to go all the way in, but we have to focus on Liverpool first and foremost, they can't be underestimated.

"They're very well organised and have a lot of pace up front, have some great set-piece takers and great finishers too. They've scored a couple of goals against us which not many teams did last season.

"We had a really good pre-season behind us and we've had a few good results already, we're feeling strong heading into the home leg of the Champions League as well, so we've been playing a lot of games."