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Manchester City Women 2-1 Arsenal Women: Sam Mewis strike sends hosts to the FA Cup final

Manchester City Women 2-1 Arsenal Women: Sam Mewis strike sends hosts through to the FA Cup final to face Everton after Jordan Nobbs’ fine strike had cancelled out Steph Houghton’s free-kick

  • Steph Houghton opened the scoring for the hosts with a sublime free-kick 
  • Jordan Nobbs equalised for the Gunners with a fine strike of her own in first half
  • Man City restored their lead through Sam Mewis before the break on Thursday

Manchester City booked their place in the Women’s FA Cup final after beating Arsenal 2-1 in an entertaining game.

City quickly hit their stride in the opening exchanges, with summer signing Sam Mewis controlling the midfield and pegging Arsenal into their own half.

Captain Steph Houghton scored the goal City’s dominance deserved in the 19th minute when she curled a free-kick over the wall and into the left-hand corner, after Leah Williamson fouled Caroline Weir just outside the box.

Sam Mewis of Manchester City Women celebrates after scoring the winning goal on Thursday

Mewis is surrounded by her team-mates after scoring their second goal against Arsenal

Mewis is surrounded by her team-mates after scoring their second goal against…