🏆 Conti Cup: Man Utd stun Arsenal away; Man City, Chelsea and Spurs win | OneFootball
🏆 Conti Cup: Man Utd stun Arsenal away; Man City, Chelsea and Spurs win
The Conti Cup quarter-finals kicked off on Wednesday with four teams booking their spots in the semi-finals.
Here is what went down.
Manchester City 3-1 Bristol City
Scorers: Greenwood (OG) 16′, Shaw 27′, 44′, Losada 62′
Manchester City survive scare to earn comeback win against Bristol City
Despite having zero shots and less than 25 percent possession in the opening half, Bristol City took the lead at Manchester City Academy Stadium after an own-goal from Alex Greenwood.
However, the scare would be shaken off quickly as the dominance from the hosts eventually saw things turn in their favour and two goals from Khadija Shaw just before the break made things 2-1.
Coming out afterward, City continued to pepper Bristol with chances and quickly brought their shot tally to upwards of 30.
One of the many efforts saw Vicky Losada add a third and help the hosts cruise into the semi-finals despite the early scare.
Arsenal 0-1 Manchester United
Scorers: Russo 85′
Manchester United move on to the semi-finals after an impressive win over Arsenal at the death.
As one of the big-name matchups in the quarter-finals, Arsenal’s clash against Manchester United was set to be a nervy affair.
Beth Mead and Katie McCabe were pulling the strings for the hosts with Vivianne Miedema coming close to an opener while Ella Toone and Katie Zelem threatened for the visitors.
However, despite the handful of chances in the first half, neither side could find a way through.
Coming out after the break, Manchester United came the closest to scoring after Millie Turner’s header hit off the crossbar.
And while Arsenal brought on the likes of Leah Williamson and Tobin Heath plus new recruits Laura Wienroither and Stina Blackstenius, they couldn’t find create anything worthwhile.
Instead, a late header from substitute Alessia Russo was enough to see the visitors upset the hosts and reach the next round.
West Ham 2-4 Chelsea
Scorers: Svitková 34′, Houssein 83′; Harder 25′, 61′, 66′, Cuthbert’ 58′
Reigning champions Chelsea move on to the next round after a convincing win over West Ham.
Chelsea started on the front foot with Pernille Harder finding the opener but a determined performance from West Ham saw Kateřina Svitková equalise right before the break.
However, the title holders were able to kick things up a notch in the second half and quickly took control of the game.
Harder went on to secure a hat-trick and Erin Cuthbert added one of her own to make things 4-1.
Not down and out, West Ham, went on to cut the deficit to two after Halle Houssein came off the bench to score but they couldn’t pull off a late comeback.
Tottenham 1-0 Liverpool
Scorers: Williams 71′
Tottenham scrape into the semi-finals after a slim win over Liverpool.
The match was a nervy affair throughout the first half with only a handful of chances for either side.
The hosts had the better amount of chances however the Championship side maintained more possession of the ball meaning things could have went either way.
Coming out after the break, both sides went on to test the other yet Tottenham would be the ones to scrape by after Rachel Williams broke the deadlock with around 20 minutes to go.
Despite any late attempts from Liverpool, they fell just short of reaching the next round.
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