Blues Beaten By Arsenal

Everton were defeated 4-1 by Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

It was a challenging night for the Blues in the Women's Super League against one of the top-flight's title challengers.

Brian Sorensen's side began the evening well, moving the ball well and nullifying Arsenal's threats in the opening 25 minutes.

However, on 29 minutes the visitors had their breakthrough.

Noelle Maritz found Caitlin Foord whose first-time finish struck the far post and in to give Arsenal the lead.

Their lead was doubled four minutes later when Katie McCabe struck from range. Her effort sinking into the bottom right corner past Emily Ramsey.

A third came on 39 minutes.

Ramsey did well at full stretch to deny Stina Blackstenius' header, but Foord arrived to head in the rebound along the left side.

It was four nil after 42 minutes. 

Frida Leonhardsen-Maanum floated in a free-kick which was headed in by Carlotte Wubben-Moy at the far post.

Everton were reduced to 10-players early into the second half.

Aggie Beever-Jones' challenge on Lia Walti resulted in a straight red for the Everton forward. The Arsenal midfielder unable to continue following a long pause in play for treatment.

The hosts were able to reduce the deficit late in the evening.

Substitute Elise Stenevik floated the ball in from the corner flag to find Katja Snoeijs. The Netherlands international heading in past Manuela Zinsberger.

Everton return to Walton Hall Park on Sunday (1pm BST) for their final home game of the season as they host Brighton & Hove Albion.