Everton are into the Women’s FA Cup final for the first time in six years after comfortably brushing aside Birmingham City 3-0 at Damson Park this evening.
Simone Magill broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, Nicoline Sørensen then bagged her first goal for the Club on the hour mark before Valerié Gauvin secured the Toffees place in November’s Wembley final late on.
Just three days after coming from behind to defeat one of the tournament favourites, Chelsea, at Goodison Park, Willie Kirk had little time to prepare his squad for the trip to Solihull.
However, after being frustrated by his side’s slow start in the quarter-final, it was no surprise Everton raced out of the traps and set about laying siege on Birmingham’s goal.
Midfield maestro Izzy Christiansen was a thorn throughout, crossing for Rikke Sevecke to volley against the crossbar before later feeding Magill, who went through to slam home Everton’s opener on 44 minutes.
From there, Kirk’s side romped through the gears and doubled their advantage on 60 minutes, when Ingrid Moe Wold slipped down the right and clipped an inviting cross for Danish international Sørensen to touch home.
Birmingham attempted to pick themselves up, but the introduction of Gauvin, Everton’s match-winner in the quarter-final, ended any hopes of a late turnaround as linked up with Molly Pike to net her third goal in her last four substitute appearances.
Everton, who won the Women’s FA Cup in 2010, will now wait to see who they will face in November’s final, with Manchester City hosting Arsenal tomorrow evening.