Chelsea’s star double act Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby got here off the bench to fireside Emma Hayes’ facet into the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
The Ladies’s Tremendous League champions toiled within the first half and missed a penalty by Beth England.
However Kerr made an instantaneous impression with a neat header after which Kirby scored twice in two minutes earlier than Pernille Tougher sealed victory.
Chelsea will now face Manchester Metropolis within the final 4.
Hayes made eight adjustments from the group that thrashed Manchester United 6-1 on Sunday and so they seemed toothless early on.
England spurned a golden probability when she blazed her spot-kick over the bar halfway by the primary half.
However, when the reinforcements have been summoned, they responded in scientific style.
Kerr and Kirby have 9 targets between them already this season as Chelsea search to win their first FA Cup since 2016.
They face Gareth Taylor’s Metropolis within the final 4 for the fifth time in seven years, which Hayes may hardly imagine after being instructed of the draw at full-time.
“No method. Did we get Manchester Metropolis once more?” Hayes requested. “I can not imagine that. Who attracts the hat? It must be Arsenal. Superb.
“I do not care the place it’s or who it’s as a result of we’re within the semi-final. I can not wait.”
‘Issues going in opposition to us’
Birmingham boss Scott Sales space mentioned it was an “wonderful” efficiency from his facet, however admitted Chelsea’s “large weapons made the distinction”.
“We are able to take a whole lot of issues out of the sport,” he added.
“It does not really feel like a 4-0 once more. Issues are going in opposition to us for the time being. It got here down to a couple particular person errors and if you make errors in opposition to high quality they are going to make them value you.”
B’ham Metropolis Ladies
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- 22Ryan-DoyleSubstituted forCowieat 86′minutes
- 29FoxSubstituted forCharlesat 66′minutes
- 24SpenceSubstituted forTougherat 66′minutes
- 5IngleSubstituted forKerrat 45′minutes
- 9EnglandSubstituted forKirbyat 66′minutes
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Match ends, Birmingham Metropolis Ladies 0, Chelsea Ladies 4.
Second Half ends, Birmingham Metropolis Ladies 0, Chelsea Ladies 4.
Purpose! Birmingham Metropolis Ladies 0, Chelsea Ladies 4. Pernille Tougher (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Jonna Andersson with a cross.
Try missed. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies) proper footed shot from the suitable facet of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Jonna Andersson following a nook.
Nook, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Gemma Lawley.
Try blocked. Pernille Tougher (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Jessie Fleming.
Jonna Andersson (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Abbie Cowie (Birmingham Metropolis Ladies).
Substitution, Birmingham Metropolis Ladies. Abbie Cowie replaces Eleanor Ryan-Doyle.
Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Sam Kerr tries a by ball, however Pernille Tougher is caught offside.
Try missed. Aniek Nouwen (Chelsea Ladies) proper footed shot from exterior the field is excessive and extensive to the suitable. Assisted by Niamh Charles.
Fran Kirby (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Harriet Scott (Birmingham Metropolis Ladies).
Try missed. Louise Quinn (Birmingham Metropolis Ladies) header from the centre of the field is excessive and extensive to the suitable. Assisted by Veatriki Sarri with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Birmingham Metropolis Ladies. Conceded by Jessica Carter.
Substitution, Birmingham Metropolis Ladies. Harriet Scott replaces Jamie Finn.
Nook, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Rebecca Holloway.
Try missed. Sam Kerr (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the field misses to the suitable. Assisted by Fran Kirby.
Foul by Niamh Charles (Chelsea Ladies).
Rebecca Holloway (Birmingham Metropolis Ladies) wins a free kick within the defensive half.