What is it? The 2020 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea. The 139th time the event has been held, for those who are counting. Arsenal have won the competition more times than any other team (13) with Chelsea in third with eight wins. It's also a repeat of the 2016-17 final,
Manchester City's Sam Mewis sinks Arsenal in Women's FA Cup semi-final
Manchester City 2 - 1 Arsenal Manchester City remain in the hunt for their first trophy under Gareth Taylor after outperforming a lacklustre Arsenal side to reach their second successive FA Cup final. Cup holders City have struggled to showcase their trademark fluidity in their first flurry of games this season, but their pin-point passing unpicked an in-form Arsenal outfit who had no answer to the dominance that US World Cup winner Sam Mewis displayed in midfield. Steph Houghton curled in a free kick after Leah Williamson brought down Caroline Weir on the edge of the area after 20 minutes played, the England captain exploiting a porous Arsenal wall to sublimely float her shot inside the near post. Arsenal’s response, executed through Jordan Nobbs shortly before the break, was equally sublime, the forward sinking a long-range shot which dipped neatly into Ellie Roebuck’s goal. Taylor described Arsenal’s equaliser as a “freak moment” after the match, reflective perhaps of the confidence his side demonstrated throughout. “I felt we never looked in any danger of conceding a goal, but the reaction from the girls at 1-1 was amazing,” he said. Chloe Kelly said before this match she had a “point to prove” against her former club, and drilled a low into the area to pick out Ellen White. The visitors failed to clear their lines and the ball inevitably fell into the path of Mewis, who wasted no time in opening her scoring account for City from close range.
Arsenal Women boss Joe Montemurro believes tonight’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City Women will be a good indication of his side’s ability to challenge for major honours this season.Arsenal have started the new season in fine form, winning their first two games of the Women’s Super League and scoring 15 goals in the process.