Man City seals Women's FA Cup final spot with 2-1 win over Arsenal

Sam Mewis scores her first Manchester City goal, netting the winner in the 41st minute.

Manchester City's Sam Mewis (left) celebrates with team-mate Ellen White after scoring her team's second goal. - AP

American midfielder Sam Mewis scored her first Manchester City goal to send her new team into the Women’s FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal on Thursday.

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After Jordan Nobbs cancelled out City captain Steph Houghton’s opener from a free kick, Mewis netted the winner in the 41st minute.

Chloe Kelly’s cross from the right found Ellen White, who managed to scramble the ball back for the unmarked Mewis to strike into the net.

Debut for Lavelle

Fellow American World Cup winner Rose Lavelle made her City debut as a second-half substitute.

 

City will play Everton on October 31 at Wembley Stadium in a final that was originally due to be played in May before the pandemic disruption.

Mewis joined City from the North Carolina Courage of the National Women’s Soccer League.

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