Durham 2-2 Manchester United (3-5 on pens): Visitors overcome battling hosts in Continental Cup

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Manchester United won the penalty shootout, 5-3

Manchester United won the Women's Continental League Cup Cup match with Durham, despite being tied at 2-2.

United had led in the first half, but Ivana Fuso gave United the lead in the second. Dee Bradley won the second.

Ella Toone restored the lead for the visitors, but Beth Hepple won the game with penalties five minutes later.

United won the shootout 5-3.

This means that Manchester United now has two points in Group A, while Durham only has one.

Sunderland had to also pay penalties in order to win their match with Sheffield United.

Sheffield United had led early in the second half, but Courtney Sweetman Kirk gave way to Keira Ramshaw in injury time. Sunderland won the shootout 4-2.

Sunderland has two points in Group B, while Sheffield United have one.

There are 21 clubs in total, and the competition is divided into five groups. The group-stage matches take place between October to December.

Each group's winners are guaranteed qualification for the quarter-finals of January.

Arsenal and Chelsea are the other holders of Chelsea. They will be competing in the final round after the quarter-final stage group matches.