Republic of Ireland international Tyler Toland got a rare start as Manchester City demolished Ipswich 10-0 in a predictably one-sided FA Cup tie on Sunday.
The Women's Super League table-toppers were big favourites for the clash with the fourth-tier team, and they broke the deadlock in the 19th minute when Laura Coombs made it 1-0.
Manchester City's momentum propelled them through the rest of the game with an incessant stream of goals right until the final minutes.
Germany Pauline Bremer started off her hat-trick by scoring in the 26th minute. This was closely followed by a goal, struck from outside the box, by Jess Park in the 30th minute, which allowed City to lead 3-0 at half time.
In the 49th minute the defending champions scored again, Bremer firing into the top-corner. By the 57th minute Georgia Stanway had made it 5-0, with Bremer then completing the first hat-trick of the match in the 64th minute.
Keen to keep up, England international Stanway scored her second in the 66th minute. Park followed suit by scoring her second in the 77th minute and, in very quick succession, her third goal in the 80th.
City's final goal en route to the quarter-finals came from Stanway in the 87th minute, securing a hat-trick of hat-tricks for the home team.
It was far closer between Birmingham City and Sunderland, with Lucy Staniforth's 85th minute strike proving to be the difference between the sides.
Harriet Scott player the entire game for City as they made it through to the quarter-finals.
Despite Storm Dennis making life difficult for the players on Wearside, Sunderland were in high spirits and welcomed Birmingham to their Eppleton Colliery Welfare ground, five months after an arson attack which damaged the changing facilities.
The visitors dominated early on but the Black Cats held firm, with goalkeeper Claudia Moan outstanding until the deadlock was broken five minutes from time.
Former Blues skipper Staniforth found the net with a free-kick as Moan made her first mistake of the game, the ball slipping through her gloves.
Staniforth's joy was short-lived as she was shown a red card amid her fevered celebrations in front of the home fans.
Despite eight minutes of stoppage time, which were added on as the referee had halted play to order stewards to ask a supporter to leave the ground, Sunderland were unable to find an equaliser.