Chelsea fired five past Women’s Championship side London City Lionesses to reach the fifth round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.
Niamh Charles opened the scoring for the Women’s Super League leaders, who doubled their lead eight minutes later through Jess Carter.
An outstanding third was then added by German midfielder Melanie Leupolz, who fired in from 35 yards out.
How about this for a strike? 🤩
Melly Leupolz, take a bow! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/0Mxz25SZuh
— Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) April 17, 2021
The Blues continued their fine display in the second half, with Drew Spence adding two more to make it 5-0 and set-up a repeat of the 2019/20 semi-final against Everton.
Elsewhere, Arsenal thumped National League side Gillingham Ladies 10-0, with Dutch midfielder Jill Roord scoring a first-half hat-trick.
Star striker Vivianne Miedema scored on her 100th appearance for the club, with Beth Mead (2), Kim Little, Jordan Nobbs and Danielle van de Donk also scoring.
Anna Patten scored her first goal for the club since returning from South Carolina Gamecocks in the January transfer window.
2019/20 winners Manchester City beat WSL rivals Aston Villa 8-0 at the Academy Stadium setting their defence in motion.
— Vitality Women's FA Cup (@VitalityWFACup) April 19, 2021
Chloe Kelly scored her first hat-trick for the club, with Ellen White, Janine Beckie, Georgia Stanway, Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis all chipping in with goals for Gareth Taylor’s side.
Kirsty Hanson scored twice as Man United cruised to victory over National League side Burnley to set-up a fifth-round tie with newly crowned Women’s Championship champions, Leicester City, who beat Liverpool 1-0.
West Ham crushed Chichester & Selsey 11-0, with Emily van Egmond scoring four first-half goals.
The hosts’ goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold also made an appearance outfield during the rout.
— West Ham United Women (@westhamwomen) April 18, 2021
Willie Kirk’s Everton snatched a late 2-1 win over Championship side Durham, Nicoline Sorensen scoring the winner in added time.
Jessica Naz scored an extra-time winner for Tottenham in an all-WSL 3-2 win against Reading.
Birmingham beat local rivals Coventry United 5-1, with Claudia Walker bagging a brace on her 50th appearance for the side. Head coach Carla Ward described the 24-year-old’s performance as “outstanding”.
Brighton beat Bristol City 1-0 thanks to Inessa Kaagman’s second half goal.
Elsewhere, there were wins for Southampton, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield, Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers and Charlton Athletic.