Guro Reiten was the hero as Chelsea FC Women defeated Liverpool Women 1-0 at Kingsmeadow this evening in the Women’s FA Cup fifth round.

The Blues were made to work hard for their victory but Reiten’s winner now means that Emma Hayes’ side are just two wins away from Wembley.

Chelsea found the Liverpool defence a difficult nut to crack in the opening stages of the match. The Blues registered their first effort on target in the 20th minute when Ji So-yun’s effort from distance was superbly saved by visiting keeper Anke Preuss.

The Blues broke the deadlock five minutes later when Sophie Ingle teed up Reiten to hammer the ball home from close range.

The scoreline remained at 1-0 for the remainder of what was a quiet first half.

The second half was just as incident-less. Magda Eriksson headed just wide from a Maren Mjelde free-kick delivery before Niamh Charles tested Blues keeper Ann-Katrin Berger at the other end.

Liverpool struggled to really test Chelsea throughout the match and while Hayes’ side were not at their best in attack themselves, defensively they never looked like being breached.

Chelsea held onto their one-goal victory as they set up a trip to FA Women’s Super League rivals Everton in the quarter-finals.