Holders reached the Women’s FA Cup semifinals for a sixth consecutive season as Ji So-yun’s goal watched them win at part time side Durham.

South Korea forwards Ji turned the ball home at the far post after having a deep, first-half cross from Erin Cuthbert.

The Championship side had earlier seen Lisa Robertson’s free kick tipped on to the pub by England’s Carly Telford.

went to another following the rest but Ramona Bachmann along with Scotland’s Cuthbert both struck the post.

Durham, who won away at top-flight opposition in Bristol City in the last round, caused the an quarterfinalists difficulties and nearly glamorized radically in stoppage time, however, Zoe Ness’ effort was cleared off the line.

The lace outfit, who are fourth in the second tier with a squad including painters and pub staff, chose the better start, but Robertson’s speculative free kick struck the woodwork.

They were endorsed by a new club-record bunch of 1,629 at a gusty New Ferens Park, against Emma Hayes’ side they’re six things away from the top of their Women’s Super League.

are all bidding to get the cup for a third period and defend the trophy that they won last year’s 3-1 triumph over in .

Sunday’s additional Quarterfinals, such as Aston Villa against United, an all-top-flight link between and and ’s Visit to Reading, all obtained under way in 14:00 GMT.

The draw for the semifinals will be held Monday, survive BBC Breakfast on BBC One, shortly after 08:30 GMT.

Durham: Reid, Holmes (Gears 5-3 ), Robson, Robertson, Christon (Dixon 87), Wilson, Ness, Salicki, Roberts (Cottam 87), Hill, Hepple.

: Telford, Blundell (Bachmann 58), Bright, Carter, Ji, Riley, Kirby, England, Eriksson, Mjelde, Cuthbert (Engman 86).

Subs not used: Berger, Cooper, Andersson, Carney, Spence.


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