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Emslie eyeing Wembley dream

WING PLAY: Claire Emslie has quickly become an integral part of Nick Cushing's side

WING PLAY: Claire Emslie has quickly become an integral part of Nick Cushing's side

Claire Emslie says she hopes to follow in her teammates footsteps by stepping out at Wembley in the FA Cup final.

The winger, who helped City to the fifth round of the competition with a goal in Sunday’s 2-0 victory at Brighton and Hove Albion, is yet to taste success in a major tournament.

The Blues are still alive in all four competitions and while Emslie asserts her side are remaining grounded, the 23-year-old was thrilled to progress in England’s most prestigious cup competition.

“We’re delighted to get the victory and get through to the next round of the FA Cup,” she declared.

“It’s a massive competition, especially with the final being at Wembley. Every player dreams of playing there.

“This is my first stage of playing in this competition with this team – the first step.

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“We’ll be trying our best to lift it again but I think we just need to take one game at a time – that’s the plan – and keep winning.”

Emslie bagged the second of the game at Culver Road – her seventh in her maiden campaign with the Blues.

City already led through Izzy Christiansen but with Brighton threatening on the counter-attack, the Scottish winger’s strike eased the nerves, creating a comfortable lead.

Reflecting on the clash, she continued: “It was a hard game.

“Brighton were really tough to break down and it was a great atmosphere. Most of the crowd of course, were Brighton fans and if you messed up, you got some stick for it!

"Credit to Brighton though – it’s a good club with a great set-up.

“Every game is important to us – in every cup.”

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Holders secure FA Cup progression

BUSY IZZY: Izzy Christiansen celebrates her opener in the FA Cup trip to Brighton

City’s defence of the FA Cup kicked off in style, as the holders claimed a 2-0 triumph at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Izzy Christiansen’s 12th goal of the season and a second half Claire Emslie strike separated the sides at Culver Road, as the holders visited Hope Powell’s WSL 2 outfit in our third game in a week.

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Stokes: Brighton will be tough after Chelsea clash

PREVIEW: Stokes shares her thoughts ahead of City's FA Cup clash.

Demi Stokes believes that City’s upcoming clash against Brighton will be difficult after a hard-fought 0-0 draw to Chelsea at Kingsmeadow on Thursday.

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Christiansen hails 'fantastic' Roebuck

FOCUSED: Izzy Christiansen surveys the situation

Izzy Christiansen credited City’s hard-earned draw at Chelsea to substitute goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck.

The youngster stepped in between the sticks in place of England’s number one Karen Bardsley, who was stretchered off with a shoulder injury after just three minutes.