Fifth Round Draw for Adobe Women’s FA Cup Revealed

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In an exciting event broadcast live on BBC Radio 5Live’s Monday Night Club, the draw for the fifth round of the Adobe Women’s FA Cup took place. Presented by Mark Chapman, the draw featured prominent football figures – former Women’s FA Cup champion and England defender Abbie McManus, as well as ex-Newcastle United, Manchester City, and Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given. The upcoming fifth round matches are scheduled for the weekend of February 10 and 11, 2024.

Key Matchups Revealed

Chelsea, the current champions and Women’s Super League titleholders, have been drawn to play at home against Crystal Palace. The Chelsea team started their FA Cup journey in the fourth round, requiring extra time to secure their progress with a win against West Ham United.

Another enticing fixture will see Tottenham Hotspur take on Charlton Athletic. Tottenham Hotspur secured their place in the fifth round with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Sheffield United, in which Rosella Ayane scored a captivating late winner.

Anticipated Clash of Titans

In a draw that has generated much anticipation, Manchester City will face Arsenal. Both teams are currently closely matched in the Barclays Women’s Super League standings, setting the stage for an electrifying showdown. Manchester City, after a commanding 4-0 win over Durham, successfully advanced to the fifth round and will aim to add to their collection of three FA Cup triumphs.

Potential Financial Rewards

With high stakes and intense competition, the teams are not only competing for the prestigious trophy but also for significant financial rewards. The winners of this stage will receive £80,000, while even the teams that do not progress will earn £20,000 from the tournament’s prize fund.