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Holders Chelsea dismiss Arsenal to reach Women's FA Cup final


Two strikes of the highest quality were the difference as holders Chelsea dismantled Arsenal to reach their third Women's FA Cup final in five years, running out 2-0 winners.

Arsenal, who had the home advantage, enjoyed the better of a cautious first period with chances falling the way of Stina Blackstenius and Vivianne Miedema, but neither were able to capitalise on the Gunners' only spell of domination.

Chelsea produced an inspired second-half performance, breaking the deadlock via Guro Reiten on 50 minutes before Ji So-Yun completed the scoring 11 minutes later.

Emma Hayes' side - who she claimed were "horrific" in the first 20 minutes - will meet Manchester City in the final at Wembley Stadium on May 15; a repeat of March's League Cup final, which was clinched by Gareth Taylor's side.

It was the fourth and final showdown between London's heavyweights this season, but that does not spell the end of their rivalry with the Women's Super League title hanging in the balance.

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