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Reading Women 3-0 Everton Ladies

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WSL highlights: Reading 3-0 Everton

Reading Women enjoyed a one-sided victory over Everton Ladies to move up to third in Women's Super League One.

Lauren Bruton headed against the post for Reading in a goalless first-half, but Remi Allen crashed home the opener within 90 seconds of the restart.

Everton came under pressure as Reading swarmed forwards and a mix-up in defence let Bruton in for the second.

Royals skipper Kirsty Pearce had the final word as she hooked in the clincher after a goalmouth scramble.

Everton's Kirsty Levell was much the busier of the two goalkeepers and made numerous saves to deny Fara Williams, Brooke Chaplen and Bruton further goals.

It was a disappointing afternoon for the visitors, who failed to impose themselves on the contest after a bright opening and their afternoon was further soured by the loss of New Zealand international Olivia Chance, who was stretchered off with what looked to be a knee injury.

Reading looked sharp, notably through Rachel Rowe on the right side, who provided the swinging cross that led to Allen's opener, and at times the game resembled an 'attack versus defence' training exercise with the home side pouring forward.

The defeat left Everton eighth in the table, level on 10 points from their 13 games with Bristol City Women.

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 1Earps
  • 23Rowe
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 20Harding
  • 7Furness
  • 18MooreBooked at 27mins
  • 8AllenSubstituted forJaneat 89'minutes
  • 4Williams
  • 10BrutonSubstituted forLinnettat 87'minutes
  • 19Chaplen

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 3Scott
  • 9Linnett
  • 11Fletcher
  • 21Moloney

Everton Ladies

  • 1Levell
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 20Finnigan
  • 6George
  • 3TurnerBooked at 31mins
  • 21Green
  • 12JamesBooked at 45mins
  • 8BrettSubstituted forMunstermanat 70'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 11KellySubstituted forHughesat 77'minutes
  • 18Sweetman-Kirk
  • 17ChanceSubstituted forBrysonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Durack
  • 14Munsterman
  • 15Hinds
  • 26Bryson
  • 28Hughes
Referee:
Rebecca Welch
Attendance:
263

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamEverton Ladies
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home32
Away5
Shots on Target
Home16
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Reading FC Women 3, Everton Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading FC Women 3, Everton Ladies 0.

Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Mollie Green (Everton Ladies).

Attempt missed. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Fara Williams.

Attempt saved. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachel Furness.

Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies).

Offside, Reading FC Women. Brooke Chaplen tries a through ball, but Kirsty Linnett is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Kirsty Linnett.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Rebecca Jane replaces Remi Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Kirsty Linnett replaces Lauren Bruton.

Offside, Reading FC Women. Jade Moore tries a through ball, but Fara Williams is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Reading FC Women 3, Everton Ladies 0. Kirsty Pearce (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachel Furness.

Attempt blocked. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Gabrielle George.

Attempt blocked. Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jade Moore.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Gabrielle George.

Attempt blocked. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Marthe Munsterman (Everton Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marthe Munsterman (Everton Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mollie Green.

Hand ball by Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Elise Hughes replaces Chloe Kelly.

Attempt saved. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Faye Bryson (Everton Ladies).

Goal!

Goal! Reading FC Women 2, Everton Ladies 0. Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brooke Chaplen.

Hand ball by Remi Allen (Reading FC Women).

Attempt saved. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Remi Allen.

Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women).

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marthe Munsterman (Everton Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Marthe Munsterman replaces Jodie Brett.

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabrielle George (Everton Ladies).

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Kirstie Levell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women149503592632
2Man City Women1392236132329
3Reading Women1574434171725
4Arsenal Women1374225131225
5Liverpool Women138052617924
6B'ham City Women147252215723
7Sunderland Ladies144191233-2113
8Everton Ladies133191420-610
9Bristol City Women13319732-2510
10Yeovil Town Ladies140212042-422
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