Women’s League Cup round-up: Birmingham City upset Brighton, West Ham held by London City Lionesses | Football News
Birmingham City caused an upset in the Women’s League Cup by beating top-tier Brighton in the first round.
Libby Smith scored the opener before Jade Pennock then made it two shortly after the break.
Brighton pulled a goal back through Lee Geum-Min but Lucy Quinn extended Birmingham’s lead once again.
Danielle Carter added an 89th-minute penalty but it proved to be only a consultation as the Championship side picked up the three points.
Brynjarsdottir spares West Ham’s blushes
Meanwhile, West Ham picked up two points after beating London City Lionesses in a penalty shootout
West Ham had looked on course for defeat but a last-minute equaliser from Dagny Brynjarsdottir spared their blushes and salvaged a draw.
And after the 2-2 draw, the Hammers secured an additional point with a 10-9 penalty shootout win.
Wins for Spurs and Liverpool
In an all-WSL affair, Tottenham beat Reading 2-1 thanks to goals from Ashleigh Neville and Nikola Karczewska.
Elsewhere, Leicester beat Blackburn 3-0 and Liverpool secured a 1-0 win against Sunderland.
Durham and Sheffield United shared the spoils after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Durham picking up the additional point, winning the penalty shootout.
In Sunday’s other games, Lewes beat Charlton, Bristol City secured a 4-0 win at home to Crystal Palace and Coventry United defeated Southampton.