West Ham Women beat Reading on penalties to progress to the final of the FA Cup.

After the game ended 1-1 in normal time, West Ham held their nerve and edged the Royals out in the penalty shoot-out.

West Ham travelled away from home to face Reading at Adams Park with around 800 fans following the East London club.

Reading took the lead shortly after half-time as Rachel Furness powered in a header. But the Hammers were soon back on level terms.

Alisha Lehmann, who recently signed a new contract, scored a 57th-minute equaliser to set up an exciting finish.

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Reading’s Fara Williams then hit the post from a penalty as West Ham weathered a storm and rode their luck a bit to see the game through to 1-1 after extra-time.

And then West Ham claimed a 4-3 win on penalties in sudden death. The Irons missed two penalties but still claimed the victory.

After West Ham goalkeeper Grace Moloney saved Jade Moore’s penalty, South Korea international Cho So-hyun scored the winner.

 

Here are some tweets from West Ham fans who are proud of the Women’s team’s achievement.