Tottenham knocked Manchester City out of the WFA Cup on penalties yesterday, coming from behind to progress to the semi-finals for the first time.

Thirty-two-year-old Defender Amy James Turner scored the winning penalty as Goalkeeper Becky Spencer also saved two of Man City’s spot-kicks.

Before yesterday’s result, Spurs had not won a game against Gareth Taylor’s side since 2021.

Spurs manager Robert Viliham said: ‘’I think we deserved it.

‘’The game tonight is amazing, all the players coming in, you could feel it.’’

Manchester City took the early lead in the game, as Mary Fowler opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a deflected shot assisted by Kadijah Shaw.

City then went on to have a comfortable and controlled performance throughout regular time and there were several times where they looked to extend their lead.

They were punished for failing to do so however, as Bethany England equalised for Spurs in the 96th minute, rolling the ball into an empty net.

The game was forced into extra time but Spurs, though inspired by England’s late equaliser, were not able to capitalise on their chances to score a winner.

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The game ended in penalties, as Spurs beat Manchester City 4-3.

Viliham said: “Second half, we took over the game and we went for it. Scoring in the last second is an even better feeling.

“I’m very proud of the girls because they’ve shown that we can not only compete, but we also actually beat the top three teams.

‘’That’s really nice to see.”

It has been a week of bad form for City as yesterday’s defeat follows their loss against Chelsea earlier in the week which saw them knocked out of the Conti Cup.

Spurs will now enter the WFA Cup semi-final draw alongside Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City.

The draw is scheduled to take place at 08.20am on Tuesday morning on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast.

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By Emilie Mwanza

Founder of Beyond The 90. Trainee multimedia journalist based in Preston.