Andy Wicks was at the Select Car Leasing Stadium for Impetus yesterday to capture this EXCLUSIVE photo gallery from the FA Cup Quarter-Final tie between Reading and Chelsea (20/3/23).
Above: Chelsea’s Millie Bright and Zećira Mušović embrace yesterday as the FA Cup holders advanced to the semi-finals at Reading. Photo: Andy Wicks for Impetus.
Reading 1-3 Chelsea
Chelsea eased their way into another FA Cup Semi-Final with victory at Reading yesterday.
After keeping Royals keeper Grace Moloney busy in the early stages, Emma Hayes’ sides went ahead when Jess Carter dispatched Guro Reiten’s cross into the net. Within three minutes, the Cup holders doubled their advantage when Reiten was felled in the box by Brooke Hendrix and Maren Mjelde rammed the spot kick home. Reiten grabbed the third from Alsu Abdullina’s ball. Sanne Troelsgaard, who had earlier had a goal disallowed for offside, got one back for the hosts, but that was as good as it got for the Berkshire side.
Teams: READING (3-4-1-2): Moloney, Mayi Kith, Hendrix, Mukandi, Bryson, Eikeland, Moore, Woodham, Rowe, Troelsgaard, Wellings. Substitutes: Evans, Wade, Caldwell, Jane, Burns, Vanhaevermaet, Meadows-Tuson.
Scorer: Troelsgaard 70′.
CHELSEA (3-5-2): Mušović, Carter, Bright, Eriksson, Rytting Kaneryd, Mjelde, Fleming, Ingle, Abdullina, Reiten, Charles. Substitutes: Leupolz, James, Kerr, Buchanan, Berger, Claypole, Akpan, Blades, Brown.
Scorers: Carter 23′, Mjelde (pen) 26′, Reiten 51′.
Referee: Carl Brook.