Leicester City 6-2 Birmingham City: Foxes cruise into Women's FA Cup quarter-finals

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Leicester players celebrate scoring against BirminghamLeicester have won successive home games for the first time since October

Leicester City put six goals past Championship side Birmingham City to book their place in the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals.

Birmingham were in front after just two minutes at Pirelli Stadium when Deearna Goodwin put through her own net but Leicester mounted a swift comeback, courtesy of goals from Janice Cayman and Shannon O'Brien, to lead after 23 minutes.

Libby Smith levelled for the visitors shortly before half-time but Leicester restored their advantage when O'Brien met the ball at the back post to slot in her second of the afternoon.

Leicester's class told in the second period as the Women's Super League (WSL) side scored three unanswered goals through Saori Takarada, Deanne Rose and Aileen Whelan.

The Foxes have scored 10 goals across their two FA Cup fixtures this season and are through to the last eight of the competition for the first time since 2020-21.

Line-ups

Leicester City Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Leitzig
  • 4BottBooked at 64minsSubstituted forAleat 75'minutes
  • 5Howard
  • 11Cayman
  • 14Green
  • 3Tierney
  • 8RantalaSubstituted forWhelanat 66'minutes
  • 15TakaradaSubstituted forPelganderat 75'minutes
  • 20GoodwinSubstituted forRoseat 66'minutes
  • 29Momiki
  • 27O'BrienSubstituted forBakerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nevin
  • 6Palmer
  • 7Rose
  • 10Whelan
  • 12Ale
  • 17Thibaud
  • 18Pelgander
  • 23Kop
  • 32Baker

B'ham City Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Thomas
  • 3Mason
  • 30Herron
  • 6LawleyBooked at 21mins
  • 9SmithBooked at 54minsSubstituted forChoeat 63'minutes
  • 20Cho
  • 24MooreSubstituted forDungateat 76'minutes
  • 8Finn
  • 10Harrison-Murray
  • 17QuinnSubstituted forFerreira Fusoat 45'minutes
  • 21WalkerSubstituted forDevlinat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dungate
  • 13Ferreira Fuso
  • 15Holloway
  • 23Devlin
  • 26Choe
  • 28Clarke

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Leicester City Women 6, Birmingham City Women 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Leicester City Women 6, Birmingham City Women 2.

  3. Attempt missed. Neve Herron (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Charlie Devlin (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Foul by Emilia Pelgander (Leicester City Women).

  6. Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Ava Baker.

  7. Attempt missed. Deanne Rose (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  8. Attempt missed. Charlie Devlin (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  9. Attempt missed. Charlie Devlin (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  10. Ivana Fuso (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Foul by Sophie Howard (Leicester City Women).

  12. Attempt saved. Charlie Devlin (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Charlie Devlin (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Foul by Emilia Pelgander (Leicester City Women).

  15. Attempt saved. Janice Cayman (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Goal! Leicester City Women 6, Birmingham City Women 2. Aileen Whelan (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

  17. Corner, Leicester City Women. Conceded by Ellie Mason.

  18. Corner, Leicester City Women. Conceded by Lucy Thomas.

  19. Attempt saved. Emilia Pelgander (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Attempt saved. Ava Baker (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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