Arsenal to meet Tottenham as Women’s FA Cup restarts

Leah Williamson of Arsenal during Arsenal Women vs Tottenham Hotspur Women, Friendly Match Football

Leah Williamson of Arsenal during Arsenal Women vs Tottenham Hotspur Women, Friendly Match Football at Meadow Park on 25th August 2019 - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Arsenal Women will complete their 2019-20 FA Cup campaign three weeks into the 2020-21 season as they meet Tottenham in the quarter-final on the weekend fo September 26-27.

Lia Walti of Arsenal during West Ham United Women vs Arsenal Women, Women's FA Cup Football at Rush

Lia Walti of Arsenal during West Ham United Women vs Arsenal Women, Women's FA Cup Football at Rush Green Stadium on 26th January 2020 - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

The FA have confirmed that it has received approval to conclude the last three rounds of the 2019/20 Women’s FA Cup in the early part of next season.

The semi-finals will follow the same week, on September 30/October 1, and the final will take place at Wembley Stadium on October 31.

Arsenal reached the last eight of the tournament after seeing off West Ham United and Lewes, as Lia Wälti scored her first goal for the Gunners in a 2-0 win against the Hammers in January and Caitlin Foord’s debut goal marked a 2-0 home win over Lewes.

Tottenham breezed past lower league opposition Barnsley and Coventry United 5-0 on their way to meeting their north London rivals.

Caitlin Foord of Arsenal scores the first goal for her team and celebrates during Arsenal Women vs L

Caitlin Foord of Arsenal scores the first goal for her team and celebrates during Arsenal Women vs Lewes FC Women, Women's FA Cup Football at Meadow Park on 23rd February 2020 - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo


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Kelly Simmons, the FA’s director of the women’s professional game, said: “A significant amount of work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the Women’s FA Cup can be completed and I am delighted that we have received the necessary approval for its conclusion.

“The Women’s FA Cup is a showpiece fixture in the football calendar and because of that there was huge appetite for the three remaining rounds to be played.”

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It is not yet clear whether fans will be allowed inside Wembley Stadium for October’s final.

All tickets purchased for May’s original final date will be refunded by the FA.

Quarter-final fixtures: Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City; Everton v Chelsea; Arsenal v Tottenham; Leicester City v Manchester City.

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