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Birmingham City 0-4 Everton: Jill Scott among scorers as Toffees win

By James LawBBC Sport

England midfielder Jill Scott was among the scorers as Everton overcame a first-half scare to win at Birmingham.

Toffees goalkeeper Sandy MacIver was fortunate to escape a red card for a late challenge on Claudia Walker but was forced off anyway through injury.

Everton took advantage of the let-off, Scott guiding home and Alisha Lehmann heading a second before the interval.

Claire Emslie's fine lob and a 25-yard half-volley from Simone Magill rounded things off for the visitors.

Victory moves Willie Kirk's side within four points of fourth-placed Arsenal, while Birmingham remain three points above bottom side West Ham and without a Women's Super League win in seven matches.

There was a nine-minute stoppage in the first half at St George's Park as MacIver needed treatment for a blow to the head in the challenge with home striker Walker.

Walker beat MacIver to a long ball forward, with the Everton keeper clattering her opponent and lucky to only be booked, despite coming off worse from the collision.

The visitors led through Scott's composed finish after a great pick-out from Hayley Raso down the right and on-loan Hammers striker Lehmann beat two Birmingham defenders to convert Emslie's cross, with Scott also hitting the underside of the bar in the first half.

Scotland forward Emslie punished a loose pass from Blues keeper Hannah Hampton to chip in from range before Magill's excellent strike.

It is a third consecutive 4-0 defeat for Carla Ward's side, who have now scored just once in seven WSL games.

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Hampton
  • 2Mayling
  • 3ScottBooked at 82mins
  • 4Mace
  • 25Holloway
  • 10Murray
  • 8GreenSubstituted forWhippat 65'minutes
  • 20Napier
  • 12Littlejohn
  • 14KellySubstituted forMurphyat 53'minutes
  • 18Walker

Substitutes

  • 7McCarron
  • 19Whipp
  • 24Whitehouse
  • 30Lawley
  • 35Murphy

Everton Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1MacIverBooked at 13minsSubstituted forKorpelaat 19'minutes
  • 16Raso
  • 20Finnigan
  • 4Sevecke
  • 30Pattinson
  • 21ClemaronSubstituted forStringerat 73'minutes
  • 8ChristiansenSubstituted forGrahamat 64'minutes
  • 11EmslieSubstituted forSørensenat 73'minutes
  • 18Scott
  • 9Lehmann
  • 19GauvinSubstituted forMagillat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Turner
  • 6George
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 10Magill
  • 13Stringer
  • 14Sørensen
  • 17Graham
  • 23Korpela
  • 26Clinton
Referee:
Lisa Benn

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamEverton Women
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lucy Graham (Everton Women).

  4. Post update

    Ruesha Littlejohn (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Birmingham City Women 0, Everton Women 4. Simone Magill (Everton Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Everton Women. Conceded by Emily Murphy.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nicoline Sørensen (Everton Women).

  8. Post update

    Rebecca Holloway (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Harriet Scott (Birmingham City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Lucy Graham (Everton Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Harriet Scott (Birmingham City Women).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Simone Magill (Everton Women).

  13. Post update

    Lucy Whipp (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Lucy Graham (Everton Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Women).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton Women. Abbey-Leigh Stringer replaces Maéva Clemaron.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton Women. Nicoline Sørensen replaces Claire Emslie.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christie Murray (Birmingham City Women) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Lucy Whipp replaces Mollie Green.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton Women. Lucy Graham replaces Izzy Christiansen.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women1613214984141
2Man City Women16123151114039
3Man Utd Women16112335161935
4Arsenal Women1592448143429
5Everton Women167453022825
6Reading Women164752127-619
7Brighton Women165381330-1718
8Tottenham Women143381528-1312
9B'ham City Women143291028-1811
10Aston Villa Women1431101137-2610
11Bristol City Women1523101357-449
12West Ham Women1422101432-188
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