Arsenal overcome Everton to book place in another FA Cup Final

Arsenal Ladies produced their most impressive result of the season to beat Everton 3-1 and book their place in the FA Cup final for a fourth successive season. Both sides had 100 per cent winning league records going into their semi-final clash but Vic

Arsenal Ladies produced their most impressive result of the season to beat Everton 3-1 and book their place in the FA Cup final for a fourth successive season.

Both sides had 100 per cent winning league records going into their semi-final clash but Vic Akers' side - depleted by several big-name departures to America in recent weeks - were still far too strong for an emerging Toffees side.

Rachel Yankey took advantage of a defensive mix-up to fire Arsenal ahead and Gill Flaherty doubled the advantage before a Jayne Ludlow free-kick made it 3-0 before the interval.

Natasha Dowie pulled one back for Everton on 55 minutes but the Gunners coasted through to set up a final with Sunderland at Derby's Pride Park stadium on May 4.


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Sunderland, 3-0 winners over Chelsea, will be playing in their first final.

Arsenal entertain Everton in the league on Sunday after Thursday night's match with Watford.

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