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Everton 4-0 Bristol City: Izzy Christiansen scores twice in Toffees win

Everton comfortably beat bottom club Bristol City to record their first win in six Women's Super League games.

Izzy Christiansen fired the Toffees into an early lead and Simone Magill capitalised on a goalkeeping error to make it 2-0 at the break.

Christiansen netted her second with a rising angled drive before Megan Finnigan added a fourth from a corner.

Bristol City remain winless in the WSL this season, suffering defeat in Matt Beard's first game in temporary charge.

The 43-year-old former Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham boss has stepped in while Tanya Oxtoby takes maternity leave.

League struggles continue for Robins

Everton had started the campaign with four successive wins but a five-match winless run - which included back-to-back defeats by Manchester City and Arsenal - had dented their hopes of a top-three finish.

Christiansen gave Willie Kirk's side the perfect start at Walton Hall Park when she converted Nicoline Sorensen's low ball from the left from six yards out.

Visiting keeper Benedicte Haland denied Christiansen a second soon after, but the Norwegian fumbled a cross from Hayley Raso to allow Magill a tap-in seven minutes before the break.

Bristol City had an appeal for a penalty waved away in the second minute of the second half, and Everton midfielder Maeva Clemaron had an effort cleared off the line before Lucy Graham teed up Christiansen for her second of the game.

The Robins have reached the semi-finals of the Continental League Cup, where they will face Championship leaders Leicester City, but remain four points from safety following their ninth defeat in 11 WSL games this season.

The visitors, who have now lost their past four league games by an aggregate score of 18-1, were without goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley and midfielder Carla Humphrey, who are self-isolating following positive Covid-19 tests.

Line-ups

Everton Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1MacIver
  • 2Wold
  • 20Finnigan
  • 13StringerBooked at 85mins
  • 3TurnerSubstituted forPikeat 74'minutes
  • 8ChristiansenSubstituted forClintonat 75'minutes
  • 21ClemaronSubstituted forSeveckeat 67'minutes
  • 16RasoSubstituted forGauvinat 67'minutes
  • 17Graham
  • 14Sørensen
  • 10MagillSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 15Pike
  • 19Gauvin
  • 22Sevecke
  • 23Korpela
  • 26Clinton

Bristol City Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 13Haland
  • 2Bryson
  • 5RaffertySubstituted forMatthewsat 45'minutes
  • 3Evans
  • 12AllenSubstituted forLayzellat 89'minutes
  • 14PalmerSubstituted forMastrantonioat 45'minutes
  • 10Daniels
  • 6Logarzo
  • 11Wellings
  • 17BissellSubstituted forHarrisonat 45'minutes
  • 9Salmon

Substitutes

  • 4Matthews
  • 18Collis
  • 21Harrison
  • 25Layzell
  • 26Mastrantonio
  • 28Jones
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Christiana Hattersley

Match Stats

Home TeamEverton WomenAway TeamBristol City Women
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Everton Women 4, Bristol City Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Everton Women 4, Bristol City Women 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City Women. Charlie Wellings tries a through ball, but Abigail Harrison is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Grace Clinton (Everton Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chloe Logarzo (Bristol City Women).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ella Mastrantonio (Bristol City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yana Daniels.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abigail Harrison (Bristol City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rikke Sevecke (Everton Women).

  9. Post update

    Ebony Salmon (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City Women. Chloe Logarzo tries a through ball, but Gemma Evans is caught offside.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City Women. Naomi Layzell replaces Flo Allen.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nicoline Sørensen (Everton Women).

  13. Post update

    Yana Daniels (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Grace Clinton (Everton Women).

  15. Post update

    Yana Daniels (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nicoline Sørensen (Everton Women).

  17. Post update

    Yana Daniels (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Booking

    Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Women).

  20. Post update

    Charlie Wellings (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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1Chelsea Women108203062426
2Man Utd Women1182128111726
3Arsenal Women117223993023
4Man City Women106313092121
5Everton Women105232115617
6Reading Women123541421-714
7Tottenham Women103341318-512
8B'ham City Women9315913-410
9Brighton Women11236719-129
10West Ham Women102171324-117
11Aston Villa Women9207824-166
12Bristol City Women11029649-432
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