SECOND-HALF goals from Karen Carney and Emily Westwood condemned Oxford United Women to a 2-0 defeat in the Continental Cup at WSL 1 leaders Birmingham City last night.

The U’s held out for 62 minutes against an onslaught from the home side, with goalkeeper Demi Lambourne making several fine saves.

England international Carney’s free-kick broke the deadlock and Westwood added a scrappy second after 74 minutes.