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Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United: Parris goal secures another 3 points in Conti Cup

Not as impressive as the opening game, but an important result on the road in cup play...

Liverpool v Manchester United - FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images

Marc Skinner’s Manchester United side got back to their winning ways against Liverpool in the Conti Cup, leaving with all three points after a 1-0 win at Prenton Park.

A few changes were made notably with Phallon Tullis-Joyce returning to action in the cup, and Lucia Garcia and Rachel Williams both got the start up front. Gemma Evans also came into the side in place of Millie Turner.

Manchester United were the team in command for much of the first half, though clear chances were hard to come by. There were a few looks for Lucia Garcia and Rachel Williams up front, but for the most part the Liverpool defense was organized and kept finding ways to get in front of shots.

Nikita Parris looked sharp again for United in the Conti Cup. Her energy in attack was a nice boost, and eventually she would find the breakthrough just before halftime. She arrived on the end of a short corner kick with her back to goal and looked to be forced wide with two defenders on her. She was able to somehow slip past both Liverpool players and create space to shoot from the top of the box, catching a slight deflection on it’s way into the corner of the net.

United led 1-0 at the break, and looked very comfortable until Liverpool created opportunities at the start of the second half. Goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce nearly gifted the hosts an equalizer after fumbling a ball taken off the feet of a forward, but Hayley Ladd was there to clean up and keep Liverpool out.

Tullis-Joyce had to make a really good save in the 76th minute to deny by far Liverpool’s best chance of the night to that point, which also served as a change in momentum with United’s rivals finding their footing a bit.

However, even as Liverpool kept the ball more that would end up being their best chance of the night.

United regained momentum late, nearly scoring through substitutes Melvine Malard and Lisa Naalsund, but in the end 1-0 was enough for the three points.

United remain just behind their rivals at the top of their group with Manchester City drawing against Leicester City, eventually losing out on the extra point on penalties. Now it’s back to league action for the Reds, who face Bristol City at the weekend before another break in play.