Sunderland Ladies to face Arsenal in FA Cup semi-final

Beth Mead celebrates scoring for Sunderland Ladies
Beth Mead celebrates scoring for Sunderland Ladies
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Sunderland Ladies have been drawn to face Arsenal away in the SSE Women's FA Cup semi-final.

Carlton Fairweather's Sunderland side beat Reading 3-0 in the last eight on Sunday to progress to the semi-final stage of the competition.

The Black Cats breezed past Reading at the Hetton Centre with goals coming from Beth Mead, Tori Williams and Brooke Chaplen.

Mead put Sunderland ahead after 35 minutes before Williams doubled her sides' lead shortly after.

Chaplen scored deep into stoppage time to set up a semi-final showdown with Arsenal.

The Gunners edged through their quarter final tie after beating Notts County on penalties after the game ended 2-2.

Sunderland will travel to Arsenal on Sunday, 17 April.

Meanwhile, holders Chelsea will host Manchester City in the other semi-final.

The final on Saturday, 14 May will again be played at Wembley.

A competition-record crowd of 30,710 watched Chelsea beat Notts County 1-0 in the 2015 final, which was hosted at England's national stadium for the first time.

Semi-final draw:

Arsenal Ladies v Sunderland Ladies

Chelsea Ladies v Manchester City Women