Brighton and London City Lionesses gained an extra point with FA Women’s Continental League Cup shoot-out wins over Arsenal and Bristol City respectively.
Conti Cup scores – 3 November
GROUP A: Durham 4-0 Coventry United (Att: 321)
Sheffield United 4-1 Blackburn Rovers (Att: 248)
GROUP B: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Arsenal (BHA won shoot-out 4-2) (Att: 761)
London Bees 0-0 Charlton Athletic (Bees won shoot-out 4-2) (Att: 162)
Bristol City 1-1 London City Lionesses (won shoot-out )
GROUP C: Everton 0-3 Manchester United (Att: 361)
Manchester City 2-1 Birmingham City (Att: 1,178)
GROUP D: Crystal Palace 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 308)
Reading 0-1 West Ham United (Att: 877)
Hepple at the double for Durham
Durham defeated Coventry United 4-0, with a Beth Hepple brace setting them on their way.
Hepple struck twice for the Wildcats, her first fired in rom 25 yards and her second finish capped a fine move.
Kathryn Hill headed home the third before the break and there was no further addition to the score until late on Megan Bell cut the ball back for Holly Manders to slots home her first goal for Duhram.
Blades net four after Rovers reduced to ten
Sheffield United were 4-1 winners over Blackbutn Rovers, who playd most of the match a player short after an early red card.
Chelsey Jukes afternoon for Blackburn only lasted 14 minutes after handling Katie Wilkinson’s shot on the line, the Blades forward then converting the resulting penalty.
Wilkinson headed in from Veatriki Sarri’s long-range effort and after the interval Sam Turney tucked away Aimiee Palmer’s cross.
Jade Pennock hit home the fourth from Alethea Paul’s delivery and Saffron Jordan then won and put away a penalty fo Rovers.
Seagulls beat Gunners on penalties
Brighton held Arsenal to a goalless draw before Hope Powell’s side took the extra point in the shoot-out.
Lea Le Garrec clipped a post for Albion, Kim Little volleyed just over the the top and Jill Roord saw her shot diverted from goal by Maya Le Tissier.
Brighton’s Ini Umotong had a goal ruled out on 43 minutes and suffered a serious injury in the second half.
Vivianne Miedema forced a save from Sophie Harris but when it came to penalties, Beth Mead fired over, Kim Little’s effort was saved and Le Garrec’s strike gained the extra point for Brighton.
Lionesses pip Vixens on pens
Championship side London City Lionesses held top flight Bristol City 1-1 and banked an additional point on penalties.
The Lionesses threatened a surprise as Leanne Cowan found the bottom corner with an effort from the edge of the area 15 minutes in.
It was the hour mark before Bristol levelled, Abi Harrison squaring the ball for Charlie Wellings to stroke into the back of the net.
Carla Humphrey nearly clinched all three points for the hosts but her 25-yard strike on 85 minutes cannoned off the crossbar but it was her spot-kick which Lucy Thomas saved to take the second point.
Extra point for ten-player Bees
London Bees lost Merrick Will to a second caution with half-an-hour to play but won the shoot-out after the game with Charlton Athletic ended goalless.
Hayley West had to clear off the Bees line and Megan Lynch did well to thwart Charlie Devlin, who struck the bar with five minutes left.
Lynch twice kept out penalties and Georgia Robert put away the Bees’ decisive spot-kick.
James set up Man United win
Lauren James scored one goal and won a penalty as Manchester United ran out 3-0 winners at Everton.
Man United were ahead midway through the first half when Everton lost the ball when attempting to play out from the back and James fired high into the net from just inside the penalty area.
James won a penalty 12 minutes from the end which Katie Zelem put away to double the lead and Amy Turner added a late third.
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White opens account
Ellen White’s first goal for Manchester City came against her fomer club as Birmingham City were beaten 2-1.
Ellie Roebuck did welll to save from Rachel Williams and Brianna Visalli but White broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half from Lauren Hemp’s ball.
Williams equalised for Birmingham on 64 minutes but Caroline Weir soon scored what proved to be the winner from 30 yards out.
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Super strikes secure Spurs win
Tottenham Hotspur took three points with as many goals away at Crystal Palace.
It took Tottenham only 6 minutes to strike as Anna Filbey headed in from Chloe Peplow’s corner for her first goal of the season.
Ashleigh Goddard had two chances in the space of 30 seconds for Palace but Spurs added a couple of late goals.
Kit Graham rifled the ball home after a corner was only half cleared and then Lucy Quinn buried a 25-yard free-kick.
Hammers nail points at Reading
West Ham were 1-0 winners over reading at the Madejski Stadium thanks to Alisha Lehmann’s 75th-minute effort.
Lehmann had been denied by the crossbar from 20 yards early in the game, while Amalie Eikeland broke through for the Royals but her attemped chip was caught by Anna Moorhouse.
Tessel Middag and fellow substitute Leanne Kiernan combined to set up Lehmann for the only goal.