Conti Cup: Third straight win for Liverpool Women

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Chioma Ubogagu (Tottenham) attacks during the tie with Coventry United at Brisbane Road. (Daniela Torres/SPP)

FA Women’s Continental League Cup group games featured a third straight win for Liverpool and a 3-0 result for Reading away at Southampton.

GROUP A: Sheffield United 0-3 Everton, Aston Villa 1-0 Durham

GROUP B: Liverpool 1-0 Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City 3-0 Sunderland

GROUP C: London City Lionesses 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion, West Ham United 2-0 Birmingham City

GROUP D: Charlton Athletic 2-1 Bristol City, Crystal Palace 1-4 Lewes

GROUP E: Southampton 0-3 Reading, Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Coventry United

Aston Villa went top of Group A with a narrow win over Durham, Rachel Daly with a 75th-minute decider from Laura Blindkilde’s assist.

Second-placed Everton won 3-0 against Sheffield United on Saturday evening at Glanford Park, where the deadlock was broken by Katja Snoeijs after 55 minutes. Hanna Bennison and Jess Park added late goals to seal the points.

Liverpool made it three wins from three in Group B, Jas Matthews heading them into an interval lead over Blackburn. Manchester City made it back-to-back victories 3-0 against Sunderland. Julie Blakstad opened the scoring early on, Hayley Raso’s solo effort doubled the lead in the second half, Khadija Shaw got the third.

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Laia Aleixandri (Manchester City) on the ball against Sunderland. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

West Ham now lead Group C, having beaten Birmingham City with a Kate Longhurst hooked effort and Dagny Brynjarsdóttir’s 75th-minute penalty.

Brighton got off the mark with a win at London City, where Katie Robinson set up Elisabeth Terland to slot Albion ahead, Amy Rodgers slipped in Karin Muya for the equalizer but Victoria Williams restored the advantage midway through the second half.

Lewes were four up at half-time away to Crystal Palace, Emma Thompson twice on target, plus an own-goal and one from Emily Kraft. Molly Sharpe struck a late consolation for Palace but the Rooks have maximum points from two Group D games.

Kiera Skeels nodded home Beth Roe’s corner for Charlton and netted a second header just before the hour mark. Abi Harrison replied for Bristol City but with injury-time already underway.

Spurs have won both their first two Group E games, the latest 5-1 over Coventry United. Evelina Summanen, Rosella Ayane and Kerys Harrop netted by the break, Amy Turner made it 4-0, Fran Orthodoxou hit a stoppage-time rocket for the visitors, after which Lenna Gunning-Williams claimed a goal on her Tottenham debut.

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Justin van Haevermaet of Reading celebrates after scoring their third goal. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Southampton had a crowd of 4,258 at St Mary’s but were behind to a Sanne Troelsgaard goal just four minutes in. Lauren Wade increased the advantage by half-time and Justine Van Haevermaet later added the Royals’ third.

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