Everton Ladies ended their WSL campaign with a 3-0 away defeat against second place Manchester City Women, who secured a place in next season’s Champions League.
The Toffees had a good first fifteen minutes of the game:
14' @Chloe_Kelly98 "It's been a good start from us. We look dangerous on the counter attack and we need to keep our foot on the pedal."@SimoneMagill "We're getting into good areas, Dan's pace is frightening so we need to use that. We need to be clinical when we have the chance"— Everton Ladies (@EvertonLadies) May 20, 2018
But then in the 22nd minute, former Evertonian Jill Scott scored a long range stunner:
BANG! Goal from @JillScottJS8 @ManCityWomen vs @EvertonLadies live online here >> https://t.co/I1senLgrZS pic.twitter.com/bT1V0LJOEV— The FA WSL (@FAWSL) May 20, 2018
England international Nikita Parris scored from close range after half-time to make it 2-0.
Nicely worked from @ManCityWomen! @lilkeets on pic.twitter.com/IjiELPKnWO— The FA WSL (@FAWSL) May 20, 2018
Scott scored again in the 60th minute to make it 3-0 after a mistimed backpass.
Everton Ladies end their season in ninth place but there will be no relegation due to changes to the league structure.
It was the Toffees’ first season back into the top flight of women’s football and they look forward to a promising 2018/2019 after a solid first season back.
Next season will begin in mid-August with the Continental Cup and league fixtures will begin in early September.
Possession: Everton 37%, Man City 63%
Shots: Everton 5, Man City 26
Shots on Target: Everton 2, Man City 8
Corners: Everton 1, Man City 11
| Levell, Bryson, George, Finnigan, Worm, Hinds, Green, Brett, Munsterman (C), Turner, Sweetman-Kirk— Everton Ladies (@EvertonLadies) May 20, 2018
Substitutes: Doyle, Wilson, Hughes.
All substitutes have been products of our development centre! Congratulations, girls! pic.twitter.com/mWmfyDGFUb