Man City Women edge Liverpool in Conti Cup, Durham win derby shoot-out

Sunderland v Durham - FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup
Durham’s Mollie Lambert scores the opening goal against Sunderland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup ties featured a 4-3 win for Manchester City over Liverpool and shoot-out victory for Durham at Sunderland.


Sheffield United 0-5 Aston Villa (Att: 554)
Sunderland 2-2 Durham (Durham won shoot-out 3-1) (Att: 665)


Liverpool 3-4 Manchester City


Reading 0-1 Southampton

Manchester City made it two wins from two in Group B, after coming out on top in a seven-0goal thriller away to Liverpool. Filippa Angeldahl opened the scoring for City but Gemma Bonner brought Liverpool level on 45 minutes. Natasha Flint then had them ahead two minutes after the restart, only for Jess Park to equalise immediately. A double from substitute Chloe Kelly in the last quarter of the match put the visitors in control, with Mia Enderby scoring the Reds’ third in stoppage-time.

Durham exacted some revenge for their home league defeat by Sunderland on Sunday, earning a bonus point from a win on penalties following a 2-2 deadlock away to the Black Cats. Mollie Lambert’s early goal for the Wildcats was soon cancelled out by Natasha Fenton and Brianna Westrup then gave the visitors a half-time lead. Late drama saw Saoirse Noonan grab Durham a point, before a second was taken from the shoot-out. They now lead the table on five points, with Sunderland a point behind.

Aston Villa made a winning start with five goals away against Sheffield United, led by a Rachel Daly hat-trick. She had already found the net once before converting a ninth-minute penalty and her treble was completed inside the half-hour. Ebony Salmon made it 4-0 well before the break and Danielle Turner added the fifth in the second half. There might have been a late consolation for the Blades but Anna Leat saved Jodie Hutton’s penalty.

Southampton moved on to five points from two games with an 85th-minute decider on the road to Reading, Lexi Lloyd-Smith making the breakthrough.

Fixtures for Thursday 9 November


Manchester United v Everton (Leigh Sports Village, 7pm)


Arsenal v Bristol City (Boreham Wood FC, 7pm)

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