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Liverpool FC Women Win On Penalties Again To Beat Sheffield United

Sheffield chose not to stream the match, though, so you kinda had to be there.

Sheffield United Women v Liverpool Women - FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

As the Men were playing Atlético Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday night, Liverpool Women traveled to Sheffield for another round of the Continental Tyres Cup and to preserve their own unbeaten run.

The thing about it is that despite all that, Sheffield United chose not to stream the match anywhere, so unless you were there, you kinda missed all of the action.

Not to mention the aforementioned Champions League match that obviously took up most of the club’s bandwidth.

Thankfully, the club provided a nice little written recap on their website, detailing just how the Reds managed to keep Sheffield from scoring, but unable to really score themselves unless it was from 12 yards out during the penalty shoot out.

The thing is, though, that this writer feels it’s a little disingenuous to write a recap based on a recap of a match she wasn’t able to watch. And I’m not holding it against Liverpool entirely. I know that they are actually making moves to grow the club again and making things more accessible. For all the times I’ve called them out over it, I can recognize when they are also working. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will be rebuilding these women into the Super League stars they should be.

Especially now that they are 8 unbeaten on the bounce, with two penalty shootouts to their names and top of their group in the Continental Cup tournament, second place in the league and just two points away from first place Durham.

The choice that fans are being made to make between the Men’s and the Women’s teams is so tough, and oftentimes unfair.

All the more reason to support the Women when one can. Especially when they can make all five of their penalties, with three of them made by defenders (Leighanne Robe, Meikayla Moore, and Taylor Hinds all able to find the net), and their goalkeeper (Katie Startup) keeps a clean sheet on her debut after being in the position of third choice keeper.

It’s an exciting time to be a Red’s fan, it’s true, but doubly so if you’re paying attention to the Women’s team