Everton Women Defeated In London

Everton Women fell to a 4-0 defeat against Chelsea in the Barclays FA Women's Super League on Sunday.

The Blues travelled to the home of the reigning league champions who came into the match off the back of a defeat away to Arsenal.

The hosts mounted pressure on Everton from the first whistle as Sam Kerr looked to find an opener but was denied by a smart save from Sandy MacIver.

Willie Kirk's side looked to hold a strong defensive line but Chelsea were able to find a way through after 25 minutes.

Fran Kirby was faced with a battle against Nathalie Bjorn as the England international cut inside in the box with her shot connecting against the far post and into the back of the net.

Chelsea found their second soon after half-time.

Australian international Kerr intercepted a back-pass from Megan Finnigan and struck first time into the back of the net, doubling the Londoners' lead at Kingsmeadow.

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WOMEN'S TEAM 05:26 Sun 12 Sep 2021


Everton Women manager Willie Kirk spoke in the aftermath of a 4-0 defeat against the reigning Barclays FA Women's Super League champions.

Everton battled to remain in the game, with the likes of Claire Emslie and substitute Toni Duggan looking most likely to pull one back.

However, despite the visitors' commitment, the match was wrapped up after 74 minutes.

Guro Reiten’s delivered a good ball into the box that was met with a clinical header from Kerr, who netted her second of the game.

The hosts capped off their performance with a fourth of the afternoon.

Erin Cuthbert found a yard of space along the right and smashed an effort back off the woodwork that landed at the feet of substitute Bethany England, who tapped in with her first touch of the game.

Several Blues now travel to join their national sides for the international break. Upon their return, focus will turn to the season's first game at Walton Hall Park on Sunday 25 September when manager Kirk's team resume their WSL campaign against Birmingham City.