Man City hammer Everton in landmark WSL match – report & highlights

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Highlights: Man City dominate Everton in landmark fixture

Goals from summer signings Vicky Losada and Khadija Shaw helped Manchester City make the perfect start to their Women’s Super League campaign at Everton.

Ex-Barcelona player Losada side-footed in superbly before Janine Beckie fired City’s second following a driving run.

Shaw tapped in a third from close range with Steph Houghton adding the fourth with a superbly-taken free-kick.

The game at Goodison Park was the first in the WSL to be shown free-to-air on UK television.

Last season’s runners-up City put on a show for those tuning in to BBC One with a dominant display to underline their 2021-22 title credentials.

Their front three ran riot against the home side’s back-five defensive setup in the first-half, with Losada’s cool finish off the post, Beckie’s unchallenged driving run into the middle and finish and Shaw’s simple finish ending the game as a contest.

Steph Houghton’s typically ruthless and well-executed free-kick iced the cake as City extended their unbeaten run in WSL to 19 games with an 11th straight win over Everton.

Willie Kirk’s side have big aspirations this season of breaking into the top three of the division after a summer that has seen them bring in nine players.

They were second-best throughout, though, with Danielle Turner’s low free-kick, pushed past the post by Karima Benameur, the closest they came to a goal.

Line-ups

Everton Women

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1MacIver
  • 4Sevecke
  • 5BjornBooked at 90mins
  • 20FinniganSubstituted forBennisonat 45′minutes
  • 6George
  • 3Turner
  • 8Christiansen
  • 22GalliSubstituted forGrahamat 83′minutes
  • 7DaliSubstituted forEmslieat 45′minutes
  • 19AnvegardSubstituted forGauvinat 83′minutes
  • 9DugganSubstituted forSørensenat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Emslie
  • 13Gauvin
  • 14Sørensen
  • 17Graham
  • 18Brosnan
  • 26Clinton
  • 28Bennison
  • 30Pattinson

Man City Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 34Benameur
  • 14Morgan
  • 6Houghton
  • 5GreenwoodSubstituted forKennedyat 73′minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 7CoombsSubstituted forScottat 81′minutes
  • 17Losada
  • 19WeirSubstituted forStanwayat 65′minutes
  • 13Raso
  • 21ShawSubstituted forWhiteat 65′minutes
  • 11BeckieSubstituted forHempat 73′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Scott
  • 10Stanway
  • 15Hemp
  • 18White
  • 30Mace
  • 33Kennedy
  • 35Keating

Referee:
Kirsty Dowle

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Everton Women 0, Manchester City Women 4.

  2. Second Half ends, Everton Women 0, Manchester City Women 4.

  3. Attempt blocked. Claire Emslie (Everton Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Hayley Raso (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Foul by Danielle Turner (Everton Women).

  6. Nathalie Bjorn (Everton Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Foul by Nathalie Bjorn (Everton Women).

  9. Attempt saved. Ellen White (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lauren Hemp with a cross.

  10. Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Nathalie Bjorn.

  11. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Foul by Gabrielle George (Everton Women).

  13. Attempt saved. Valérie Gauvin (Everton Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rikke Sevecke.

  14. Corner, Everton Women. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

  15. Offside, Everton Women. Danielle Turner tries a through ball, but Valérie Gauvin is caught offside.

  16. Substitution, Everton Women. Nicoline Sørensen replaces Toni Duggan.

  17. Substitution, Everton Women. Lucy Graham replaces Aurora Galli.

  18. Substitution, Everton Women. Valérie Gauvin replaces Anna Anvegard.

  19. Corner, Everton Women. Conceded by Stephanie Houghton.

  20. Foul by Vicky Losada (Manchester City Women).