It was a rainy Thursday evening at Southport’s Merseyrail Community Stadium but manager Andy Spence still wore his signature shorts with a jacket and the faithful supporters stayed and sang their chants the entire match.
Last year, Everton Ladies put up some respectable results against Man City at home, but not this time around.
Things were going well until Georgia Stanway’s long range goal in the first half but Everton had their chances, notably when Claudia Walker hit the post.
Here’s goal #1 for Man City:
STANWAY scores!— The FA Women's Super League (@FAWSL) September 20, 2018
Everton 0-1 Man City
You can watch LIVE https://t.co/g2nkgEWP4B pic.twitter.com/ZXyUx2YVXG
While the first half looked promising from Everton, with some nice counter attacks from Walker and Chloe Kelly, the second half was not as positive. Man City dominated and tired the Toffees out, with Nikkita Parris quickly netting two goals and then a fourth from Claire Emslie in the 70th minute.
Everton are 0-2 so far in league games and have one loss and one win in the Continental Cup.
Possession: Everton: 33%, Man City 67%
Shots: Everton: 7, Man City 16
Corners: Everton: 4, Man City 8
Fouls: Everton: 11, Man City: 5
Manager Spence started keeper Kirstie Levell for the match and kept the rest of the lineup pretty much the same since Everton’s 3-2 Conti Cup win over Reading.
| @AndySpenceEFC names an unchanged side for tonight's @FAWSL clash with @ManCityWomen...@Siriworm picked up a knock in the week and misses out.#COYBG pic.twitter.com/dGNotpLsKr— Everton Ladies (@EvertonLadies) September 20, 2018
Everton has a quick turnaround against WSL champs, Chelsea, in just a few days:
@EvertonLadies v @ChelseaFCW
Sunday 23 September
2pm BST, 9am EST
Watch: BBC Red Button