Women’s League Cup roundup: Birmingham City upset Brighton, West Ham held by London City Lionesses | Soccer News

Birmingham City caused an upset in the Women’s League Cup by beating Brighton in the first round.

Libby Smith scored the opener before Jade Pennock netted twice shortly after the break.

Brighton brought home a goal through Lee Geum-Min but Lucy Quinn again extended Birmingham’s lead.

Danielle Carter added a penalty in the 89th minute, but it turned out to be just a consultation as the Championship side picked up all three points.

Brynjarsdottir spares West Ham blushes

Meanwhile, West Ham picked up two points after beating London City Lionesses in a penalty shootout

West Ham looked on course for defeat but a last minute equalizer from Dagny Brynjarsdottir spared their blushes and saved a draw.

And after the 2-2 draw, the Hammers secured an extra point with a 10-9 penalty shootout victory.

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 over Sunderland.

Durham and Sheffield United shared the spoils after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Durham picking up the extra point, winning the penalty shootout.

In Sunday’s other games, Lewes beat Charlton, Bristol City won a 4-0 home win against Crystal Palace and Coventry United beat Southampton.

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