#ContiCup: Tottenham Hotspur Women take Arsenal to penalties

Tottenham Hotspur's Shelina Zadorsky scores
Tottenham Hotspur’s Shelina Zadorsky (centre) scores her side’s second goal. (PA Images)

Tottenham Hotspur take a first ever point off Arsenal but lose the shoot-out in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup.

Conti Cup results – 18 November 

GROUP B – Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Arsenal won 5-4 on pens)

GROUP C – Everton 1-0 Liverpool 

GROUP D – Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Reading
Charlton Athletic 0-4 West Ham United

GROUP F – Lewes 1-3 Bristol City

First for Spurs

Spurs took a point off Arsenal for the first time ever but the Gunners gained a second point from the shoot-out after Alex Morgan’s miss.

Kim Little lifted the ball through to Vivianne Miedema to open the scoring, but on the hour Spurs levelled, Siri Worm sending Ria Percival away to score past Lydia Williams.

Angela Addison hit the post for Tottenham, before Caitlin Foord turned in Leah Williamson’s cross and although Shelina Zadorsky bundled Spurs back on level terms, it was the hosts that profited on penalties.

Everton edge derby with early goal

Izzy Christiansen
Everton’s goal scorer, Izzy Christiansen. (PA Images)

Everton won the Merseyside clash with Liverpool with a fifth-minute, finish, as Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah beat keeper Rylee Foster to the ball and set up Izzy Christiansen in front of an open goal.

Niamh Fahey cleared a Hayley Raso effort off the line in the latter stages, while Nicoline Sorensen also missed a chance to net Everton’s second.

Second win for Royals

Reading took a step toward the quarter-finals with a two-goal victory at Brighton.

Natasha Harding headed home from a Rachel Rowe cross inside the half-hour, Lee Guem-min and Aileen Whelan went close for Albion, before Lauren Bruton played in Amalie Eikeland to double the lead on 78 minutes.

Whelan was then denied by the crossbar as the hosts were unable to get back into the game.

Bristol City make quarter-finals

Three early goals gave Bristol City a 3-1 victory at Lewes and maximum points from the group stage.

Jemma Purfield fired City in front and then delivered the corner from which Emma Bissell netted.

Ebony Salmon hit the frame of the goal from distance before later making it 3-0, Rhian Cleverly reducing the arrears for the Rooks.

Hammers top table

West Ham also made it three wins from three when scoring four times at Charlton Athletic, who had Rachel Newborough sent off on 63 minutes.

Just three minutes in the Hammers led, Emily van Egmond heading in a Rachel Daly delivery and on half-time there was a second assist for the England international, as Lianne Kiernan nodded home her corner kick.

Five minutes after the restart Kiernan thumped in her second, Newborough saw red for a foul on Adriana Leon, who soon after played in Martha Thomas for the fourth.

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