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Matildas on song in women’s League Cup

It has been a big night for Matildas players in England, with Hayley Raso, Mary Fowler and Sam Kerr all on target to take their teams through to the semi-finals of the women’s League Cup.

Raso scored twice in the opening 12 minutes, and Fowler also found the net before halftime as holders Manchester City cruised through with a 6-0 thrashing of Bristol City.

England forward Lauren Hemp scored twice against her former club, and Khadija Shaw scored City’s other goal in a comfortable win.

Chelsea joined City in the last four after winning 3-1 at Women’s Super League rivals Tottenham.

The Blues were back in action following Sunday’s farcical abandonment after just six minutes of their WSL clash with Liverpool and took the lead in the 38th minute.

Kerr claimed the goal after she deflected Erin Cuthbert’s effort, and Fran Kirby added a second with a smart finish with 22 minutes left.

The identity of the first goalscorer may have momentarily been in doubt, but there was no debate about the third when Kerr poked home from close range.

Drew Spence shot an effort into the top corner to earn Tottenham a consolation in stoppage time.

Mackenzie Arnold kept a clean sheet as West Ham continued their fine season with a 1-0 win at Liverpool to progress into the semi-finals.

Hammers captain Dagny Brynjarsdottir grabbed the only goal with a headed finish in the 87th minute at Prenton Park.

– with PA