There was some debate over the identity of our first goalscorer against Tottenham on Wednesday night, but Erin Cuthbert is in no doubt she set the Blues on our way to the Continental Cup semi-finals.

With half-time approaching at Brisbane Road, Cuthbert and Guro Reiten combined to good effect from a throw-in to free some space for the Scot. She fired goalwards and the effort clearly took a touch on its way into the net. What wasn’t clear was whether that touch came off her team-mate Sam Kerr or the Tottenham defender trying to block it.

‘As a striker Sam’s probably claiming it, but she told me the truth at half-time that she didn’t actually touch it,’ Erin revealed after the game.

‘There was a deflection but I’m sure it hit the opposing defender rather than Sam! She did admit it to me.

‘I’m not sure she’s admitted it on camera, but I’m claiming it!’

Kerr would get her goal late on, adding to a fine second in which Lauren James and Fran Kirby combined to devastating effect. Despite conceding a worldie to Drew Spence with virtually the last kick, Cuthbert was pleased with both the outcome and the manner of our performance.

‘I’m really happy,’ she said.

‘We would have taken this result before the game. Bit frustrated we lost a goal at the end, we wanted to keep a clean sheet, but we can’t really complain. We wanted to be in the hat for the next round, and we are.

‘You have to play the conditions, and they maybe weren’t the greatest to get the ball down and play. You had to secure the ball and take a touch before you passed it on. We dealt well with the conditions, played some intricate football at times, and we were clinical when it mattered.

‘At half-time we looked at some clips and we had maybe made the pitch a bit narrower, and made it easier for them to press and get out to us. We made the pitch bigger, and gave ourselves more space to play.’

Attention now switches to the start of our journey in the Women’s FA Cup, when we host Liverpool at Kingsmeadow on Sunday.

‘We’re looking forward to it,’ Cuthbert acknowledged.

‘We were disappointed not to play Liverpool last week. It’s maybe good in one sense that we haven’t given away too many tactics. It’s a fresh start playing against them.

‘We’re looking forward to getting back at home and welcoming the fans back and hopefully they make as much noise on Sunday and we can give them a performance to be proud of.’