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Kick off 14:00 (UK)

10 February 2019 Venue Holywell Fitness Centre Attendance

Kick off 14:00 (UK)

Loughborough Foxes
0 - 2
Sheffield United

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Loughborough Foxes 0-2 United Women - report

10 February 2019

Sheffield United's women's team progressed to the fifth round of the SSE Women's FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win at Loughborough Foxes.

Postponed last weekend, the Blades made the trip knowing either Stoke City or Aston Villa would be waiting in the next round next weekend and goals from Alethea Paul and Veatriki Sarri ensured progression.

Bar one early scare when Nikki Davies stood tall to deny the Foxes a one-on-one, United were in control throughout and should have made sure the score line was more comfortable.

After plenty of early pressure it was Paul who curled home from the edge of the box with her left foot to put the Blades into the lead.

United went close to a second minutes later when captain for the day Sam Tierney struck the bar from close range before Jade Pennock was denied by a great save.

Ebony Salmon had several big chances throughout the match but was constantly frustrated by good goalkeeping in the first half and some hesitancy in the second when she tried to round the goalkeeper and made the angle too tight for herself.

Salmon did put the ball in the net but was adjudged offside shortly after Sarri had wrapped things up with a tap-in at the back post less than ten minutes into the second half.

There was a brief scare when Eva Rogers skimmed the crossbar with an effort from the edge of the box but United continued to threaten with Pennock and Salmon again going close to a third.

The victory means United now face Aston Villa for a fourth time this season and a third visit to Boldmere St. Michaels with the fifth round encounter set to be played next weekend.

Blades: Davies, S. Barker, Tierney, Pennock, Cox, Rayner (Kemp 90), Paul, H. Barker (Ford 84), Sarri, Cusack, Salmon (Marsden 83).
Unused: Joyce, Dixon.

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