#ContiCup: Manchester United Women into last eight

Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Manchester United made the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory at Everton, while Manchester City also won their group with a 4-0 result at Aston Villa and Crystal Palace thrashed London Bees 7-2.

Group 1 North: Aston Villa 0-4 Manchester City (Att: 451)

Manchester City struck twice in a five-minute spell midway through the first half, as Gemma Bonner headed in Claire Emslie’s cross and then Janine Beckie was on target with another header.

Jess Park made it 3-0 with 13 minutes to go, Becky Hassall straightaway missing a great chance to net for Villa.

Lauren Hemp makes it four as the winger latches onto a through ball and neatly lobs in over the diving Rogers.

The result sees Man City top the group ahead of Birmingham City.

Group 2 North: Everton 0-3 Manchester United (Att: 267)

Lauren James headed Manchester United in front from Martha Harris’s cross before delivering the ball for Leah Galton to nod in the second.

Although another header by James from an Alex Greenwood corner was ruled out for a foul in the build-up, Kate Natkiel did later get the third goal direct from a free kick.

While the result sees United win the group, Reading will go through with them unless Liverpool manage a five-goal margin of victory when they host the Toffees at Prenton Park at noon on Sunday.

Group 1 South: Crystal Palace 7-2 London Bees (Att: 146)

Crystal Palace were a goal to the good 11 minutes in, Ashlee Hincks with a calm finish after good work by Chloe Burr, only for Lauren Pickett to go round Shanell Salgado and level 4 minutes later.

The Bees went ahead when Salgado fumbled Anne-Laure Davy’s cross into the net but Hincks curled home a free kick to make it 2-2, before completing her hat-trick with a penalty on half-time.

Burr gave the Eagles a two-goal cushion with an effort from 25 yards, Hannah Mackenzie set up Hincks for her fourth and Burr buried a loose ball to double her tally.

Charmaine True lobbed Sarah Quantrill for her first senior goal, as the Eagles leapfrogged both the Bees and Spurs to end up third in the table.

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