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FA Cup review: Stoney loses last game at United as Arsenal knock nine past Palace

Manchester United were knocked out of the Women's FA Cup as head coach Casey Stoney departed with defeat in her final game in charge.

Women's Championship winners Leicester beat United 3-2 with Stoney having confirmed earlier in the week the tie would be her last following four years at the club.

"I am very proud of what we've built," said the former England defender....

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Roadmap for return of Women's FA Cup

The Women's FA Cup will resume at the end of March after the Football Association set out its plan for the remainder of this year's competition.

Unlike the men's FA Cup, matches were suspended at the beginning of January during the latest national lockdown. However, with restrictions on outdoor grassroots sport due to be lifted on 29 March, the unplayed first round fixture can now go...

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FA Cup just the start for City as Taylor plans domestic domination

Manchester City manager Gareth Taylor wants to use his side's FA Cup victory as a springboard to further success this season. The 3-1 extra-time win over Everton at Wembley allowed City to lift the Cup for the third time in four years.

Due to the nature of this Covid-hit campaign, the 2020 FA Cup final was played two months into the 20-21 season and after next year's competition had...

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Women's FA Cup: holders Manchester City beat Arsenal to reach the final

The 2019 Women's FA Cup winners Manchester City are though to this year's final where they will play Everton thanks to a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the semi-finals.

It was an impressive performance from City against an Arsenal side who have been rampant in the league so far this season.

Lionesses star Steph Houghton gave City the lead midway through the first half before...

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Record sponsorship for Women's FA Cup as Vitality takes over

The Football Association has signed a record sponsorship deal for the Women's FA Cup despite the current uncertain financial landscape caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Insurance giant Vitality will replace energy provider SSE in a three-year deal, the first of which will uniquely contain two FA Cup finals.

The 2019-20 competition is still at the quarter-final stage after...

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Women's Community Shield returns despite no cup winners

Manchester City and Chelsea will contest the Women's Community Shield for the first time in 12 years despite the fact last season's FA Cup has yet to be completed.

City qualify as the 2019 winners and will take on the Women's Super League champions ahead of the men's Community Shield between Liverpool and Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday 29 August.

The current FA Cup campaign...

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Details announced for 2020-21 FA Cup

The 2021 Women's FA Cup final will be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 22 May. A total of 376 clubs will take part in the competition with the extra preliminary round being played on Sunday 6 September.

Teams from the Barclays Women's Super League and Women's Championship will join in the fourth round at the end of January.

The draw for the extra preliminary round will...

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FA Cup prize money ring-fenced for women's game

The prize fund for next season's Women's FA Cup has been protected despite a 50 percent cut in prize money for the men's event.

According to The Times, the Football Association has effectively ring-fenced the allocation for both the remaining rounds of this year's competition - which will resume at the quarter-final stage in September - and the 2020-21 season.

The winners of...

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FA Cup gets autumn go-ahead

The 2019-20 Women's FA Cup will be completed after the Football Association gained approval to finish last season's competition during the early part of the new campaign.

The cup had reached the quarter-final stage before lockdown in March. Unlike the Women's Super League and Championship, the FA Cup was only postponed rather than cancelled.

FIFA has now made an exception to...

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FA Cup to rescue women's season

The Football Association are increasingly hopeful there will be a Women's FA Cup final this year, despite the cancellation of the Super League season.

According to Telegraph Sport, the quarter-finals, semis and final could potentially be played ahead of a new WSL campaign starting in September.

It is understood the FA will hold further discussions this week and clubs would...