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Manchester City’s Sam Mewis sinks Arsenal in Women’s FA Cup semi-final

Before their Women’s FA Cup semi-final, Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro had said that the team that found its rhythm “as quickly as possible” and was “able to control and dictate” would be most likely to progress.



Sam Mewis holding a football ball: Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA


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Unfortunately for the 51-year-old, it was City, with US World Cup winner Sam Mewis at the hustling centre of a press that would earn her new team a Wembley final against Everton on 1 November. Midfielder Mewis’s winner, her first goal in England, came just minutes after Jordan Nobbs had levelled following defender Steph Houghton’s free-kick opener for City.

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Arsenal’s attack had been the most potent since football resumed, with a staggering 19 goals scored in their opening three fixtures. City’s start had been less eye-catching, with a 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and

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Sam Mewis goal video: US star scores Man City FA Cup semis winner

Manchester City Women’s American duo is starting to make an impact.

Sam Mewis scored what wound up being the game-winner, while Rose Lavelle played her first minutes for the club in a 2-1 triumph over Arsenal in the Women’s FA Cup semifinals on Thursday. Man City will play Everton, a 3-0 semifinal winner over Birmingham City, in the Nov. 1 final at Wembley Stadium. These matches mark the completion of the 2019-20 tournament, which had been suspended as a result of the pandemic. The 2020-2021 competition is currently in the qualifying-round stages.

For Man City to reach the final, Mewis broke a 1-1 deadlock at the 40-minute mark, pouncing on a loose ball in the Arsenal box to complete a sequence that she started. 

Mewis’s finish followed a superb goal by Jordan Nobbs, which had brought Arsenal level after Steph Houghton’s opener on an excellent free kick.

Lavelle then entered

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Mewis’ first Man City goal secures Women’s FA Cup final spot

MANCHESTER, England (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.



Manchester City's Sam Mewis, left, celebrates with teammmate Ellen White, after scoring her team's second goal, during the Women's FA Cup semi final soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal, at the Academy Stadium, in Manchester, England, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)


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Manchester City’s Sam Mewis, left, celebrates with teammmate Ellen White, after scoring her team’s second goal, during the Women’s FA Cup semi final soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal, at the Academy Stadium, in Manchester, England, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

After Jordan Nobbs had canceled 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.

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

City will play Everton

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