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Women's FA Cup: Vivianne Miedema sends Arsenal through to fifth round

Arsenal beat London City 1-0 after Vivianne Miedema's first-half strike to progress to the fifth round of the Women's FA Cup; there were also wins for Leicester, Manchester United, Reading, West Ham, Sheffield United, Everton, Charlton, Southampton, Durham, Ipswich, Coventry and West Brom

Vivianne Miedema
Image: Vivianne Miedema (left) celebrates Arsenal's win over London City at Meadow Park

Vivianne Miedema's first-half strike was enough to send Arsenal through to the fifth round of the Women's FA Cup against London City at Meadow Park.

The visitors had frustrated the Women's Super League leaders after goalkeeper Shae Yanez pulled off a number of saves, including a magnificent stop to deny Beth Mead.

Miedema got the only goal of the game a minute before the break when she was on hand to tap in from close range.

Lucy Whipp scored to help Birmingham seal their progression, although they needed extra-time to see off second-tier Sunderland 2-1.

Veatriki Sarri opened the scoring for Blues with a left-footed effort into the top corner, before Keira Ramshaw equalised four minutes from time.

However, Whipp put the hosts back in front 10 minutes into extra-time when she nodded in Gemma Lawley's cross to earn victory.

Fellow WSL strugglers Leicester fought back from a goal down to beat Tottenham 3-1 at The Hive.

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Angela Addison put Spurs a goal to the good before Shannon O'Brien's 82nd-minute strike sent the game to extra-time.

Goals from Sophie Howard and Esmee De Graaf in the additional period put the Foxes in the hat for the next round.

Ella Toone sealed victory for Manchester United when she cut in from the left and expertly finished after a Charlotte Buxton own goal had put the visitors ahead in the first half of a 2-0 win at Bridgwater.

Reading edged fellow WSL side Brighton 3-2 in Crawley, while West Ham were also involved in a five-goal affair, winning 4-1 at second-tier Sheffield United.

Valerie Gauvin struck twice to help Everton beat Huddersfield 4-0 at the John Smith's Stadium, while Liverpool thrashed Lincoln 6-0 at Prenton Park, with Leighanne Robe grabbing a hat-trick.

Charlton scored six second-half goals at Home Park to earn a 6-0 win over Plymouth, and Ella Morris grabbed an extra-time winner as Southampton upset Bristol City 1-0 at St Mary's.

In the day's remaining fixtures, Durham beat Blackburn 3-1, Ipswich were 1-0 winners at Newcastle and Coventry United and West Brom needed penalties to see off Billericay and Exeter respectively.

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