Durham defeat Man Utd in FA Women’s Conti Cup shoot-out

Naoisha McAloon (1 Durham)
Durham keeper Naoisha McAloon saved two spot-kicks. (Richard Callis/SPP)

Durham hit a stoppage-time equaliser against Manchester United in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup before securing a second point on penalties.

Group A

Everton 1-1 Aston Villa (Everton won shoot-out 4-2)
Durham 2-2 Manchester United (Durham won shoot-out 3-1)

Group B

Leicester City 0-4 Liverpool
Manchester City 6-0 Blackburn Rovers

Jade Moore had United in front but right on half-time, Jess Clarke stabbed home from a Beth Hepple free-kick. Vilde Boe Risa restored the lead, only for Sarah Robson’ 95th-minute reply to force penalties. Durham keeper Naoisha McAloon then saved two spot-kicks and United’s Katie Zelem also missed the target.

Everton also equalised at home to draw with Aston Villa before taking a second point on penalties. Natasha Harding opened the scoring early in the second half, Aggie Beever-Jones levelling after the hour mark. Nathalie Björn converted the deciding penalty after Emily Ramsey had saved Laura Blindkilde’s effort.

Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners at Leicester City, going in 3-0 up at the break. Missy Bo Kearns, Rhiannon Roberts and Rachel Furness all netted, with Katie Stengel later completing the scoring.

Manchester City hit Blackburn Rovers for six, as the defending champions got three in either half. Hayley Raso, Mary Fowler and Vicky Losada put the hosts in control, Fowler later adding her second and Julie Blakstad a quickfire brace in the dying minutes.

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