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Summary

  1. Birmingham City registered first WSL 1 win of the season
  2. Everton without a point after two WSL 1 games
  3. Birmingham's White scores one and creates second for Wellings
  4. Kelly with Everton's first WSL 1 goal since their top-flight return

Live Reporting

By Andrew Aloia

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    FT: Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Birmingham City's first WSL 1 win of the season leaves Everton pointless and second from bottom in the league.

    You can watch the goals again below.

    For now, goodbye and thanks for following our coverage.

  2. 'Everton have to be more clinical'

    FT: Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Red Button

    "I have to say I feel sorry for Everton.

    "In the second half they got themselves back into the game. A point each would have been a fair result.

    "They had three good opportunities in the second half and didn't take them. That is the difference at this level, you have to be clinical.

    "Despite not being the best team in the second half, Birmingham have the three points they wanted."

  3. FULL-TIME

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Birmingham City hold on for their first WSL 1 win of the season.

    Everton were all over the hosts in the second half, and will be frustrated to still be pointless after two matches.

  4. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    We are into the first of four minutes of added time at the end of this game.

    It is certainly a tense finish!

  5. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Everton with a big chance to level the scores!

    At the end of a quick counter-attack, Simone Magill gets a weak shot on goal.

    Magill's first touch contributed to her being pushed wide on the right, and she can only scuff an effort into the arms of Birmingham goalkeeper Frances Stenson.

  6. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Hosts Birmingham City are trying to slow this game right down now.

    They have done a good job of upsetting the tempo of the game as Everton were getting on top of things.

    Can they hold on?

  7. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Red Button

    "There is a point to be gained here for Everton.

    "In the second half here, they have showed they can perform at this level."

  8. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    With just 10 minutes remaining, Everton are pressing hard for an equaliser.

  9. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Everton's defence, which looked so fragile at times in the first half, has stood firm since the break.

    Birmingham have been restricted to trying pick off attacking scraps on the edge of the area.

    It has been a remarkable turnaround for the visitors who have looked the better side in the second half.

  10. WATCH: Kelly dinks past substitute Stenson to reduce Everton's deficit

    What a start to the second half from Everton.

    Substitute goalkeeper Frances Stenson hadn't even touched the ball yet, before Chloe Kelly smartly dinks the ball past her to reduce Everton's deficit.

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Birmingham City with their second change, and it is goalscorer and forward Charlie Wellings who makes way for midfielder Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

  12. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Big, big chance there for Everton.

    Courtney Sweetman-Kirk gets on the end of a chipped pass from Claudia Walker, but the striker just can't get enough on it to really trouble goalkeeper Frances Stenson. The teenager calmly gets down to her right to clutch the shot.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Everton make their third and final change, and it is goalscorer Chloe Kelly who makes way for Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah.

    It is another attacking switch, so they are chasing this game in a big way now.

  14. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    On-loan Arsenal striker Chloe Kelly has been a real bright spark for Everton in the second half. Her influence extending well beyond that crucial goal.

    Claudia Walker, who was the second top scorer in the WSL 2 Spring Series, has also had a big impact since coming off the bench.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Everton have now made two second-half changes, Olivia Chance comes on for Megan Finnigan.

    Earlier, Claudia Walker replaced Marthe Munsterman, who looked to be flirting with danger in the first half with a yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Everton looking much brighter now.

    That early second-half goal from Chloe Kelly seems to have done the trick.

  17. Post update

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    So, for a quick rewind.

    Goalkeeper Frances Stenson came on to replace Ann-Katrin Berger at the break.

    The experienced keeper took a heavy knock late in the first half. It certainly proved a costly injury in the end.

  18. GOAL - Chloe Kelly

    Birmingham City 2-1 Everton

    Oh my word, what a remarkable way to revive your hopes.

    Everton pull a goal back through Chloe Kelly,who clips the ball past substitute goalkeeper Frances Stenson immediately after the restart.

    Making it all the more remarkable is that the first thing teenager Stenson has to do in the WSL is pick the ball out of the back of the net. What a harsh welcome.

  19. KICK-OFF

    Birmingham City 2-0 Everton

    We are back under way.

  20. WATCH AGAIN

    HT: Birmingham City 2-0 Everton

    For a quick recap of the first half, check out the two video clips below.

    Everton fans will cringe at the first one, with Ellen White gifted the opening goal.

    White was right in the thick of it again for the second, providing the final ball for Charlie Wellings to make it 2-0.