Aston Villa and Manchester City reached the FA Women’s Continental League Cup quarter-finals despite mixed shoot-out results.
Thursday 19 November
GROUP A – Coventry United 0-4 Sheffield United
Durham 1-1 Aston Villa (Villa won shoot-out)
GROUP C – Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City (Man Utd won shoot-out)
GROUP F – Crystal Palace 6-1 London Bees
Ramsey earns United penalty point
A second Manchester derby in four days ended all square at full-time but United took an extra point on penalties on this occasion, as Emily Ramsey saved from Laura Coombs and City’s Alex Greenwood also missed.
Lauren James had earlier seen her strike well saved by Karen Bardsley and Georgia Stanway had the ball in the United net but was flagged for offside.
After the break, Bardsley rushed out to deny Christen Press and Sam Mewis clipped the crossbar.
Rogers rescues Villa
Aston Villa were behind just 4 minutes in after Emily Roberts delivery flew straight in, Durham later going close to doubling their lead as Beth Hepple hit the post.
Megan Borthwick saved a Stine Larsen spot-kick but Emma Follis levelled with a free-kick 17 minutes from time.
Sian Rogers took the tie to penalties when preventing a Molly Sharpe goal, then making two shoot-out stops to earn her side the crucial extra point.
Palace hit six after Bees see red
Crystal Palace came from behind to beat ten-player London Bees 6-1 and keep up their hopes of qualifying as one of the best runners-up.
Amelia Hazard put the Bees ahead but the game turned around the quarter-of-an-hour mark, with Nicola Gibson sent-off for handball in the box, Coral Haines equalising from the resulting penalty, followed by a goal by Bianca Baptiste.
A Siobhan Wilson cross forced an own-goal by Brooke Nunn, Cherelle Khassal rifled home on half-time, with Baptiste later getting her second and Amy Taylor netting at the death.
Sarri sets up Sheffield win
Sheffield United finished their cup campaign with a 4-0 victory at Coventry United, where Veatriki Sarri had a hand in all the goals.
Leandra Little headed home inside 10 minutes from Sarri’s free kick, the same provider allowing Katie Wilkinson to glance in the second.
Sarri was also involved in both second-half goals, her corner kicks leading to Jade Pennock and Melissa Johnson each finding the net.