Everton Women convincingly win Merseyside derby

25/09/2022 48comments  |  Jump to last

Everton Women won the Anfield derby in emphatic fashion today, beating newly-promoted Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield.

The Blues were favourites coming into the match and they underlined their superiority by dominating the early stages and taking the lead in the ninth minute when Megan Finnigan headed past Rachael Laws.

Jess Park doubled the lead by exhibiting great composure to shift the ball to her other foot and stroke it home just past the half-hour mark.

And substitute Hanna Bennison slid Park's ball in to put the icing on the cake near the end of the second half with Everton's third.

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The win, earned in front of a sold-out away section and the third Blues win in this fixture, gets Brian Sorensen's side off to winning ways following last weekend's narrow defeat at West Ham.


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Jay Harris
2 Posted 25/09/2022 at 19:28:19
I never watch womens football but made an exception today because it's s derby and I'm glad I did.

Everton playing good stuff and winning 2-0 at Mordor.

Simon Dalzell
4 Posted 25/09/2022 at 19:40:20
Everton women fantastic in the first half. Seems weird The Toffees hammering the shite at Anfield. Hope second half same.
Ron Sear
5 Posted 25/09/2022 at 19:43:53
Liverpool v Everton Women, Everton 2 nil up see Link
Christine Foster
6 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:31:20
Everton ladies 2-0 Liverpool ladies.
Brent Stephens
7 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:31:58
Tony Abrahams
8 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:31:59
Fuckin gerrin 💙 three nil to those girls in blue now, I’m made up for them!
Duncan McDine
9 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:33:25
3-0 at Anfield. We'll done Everton ladies.
Brent Stephens
10 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:34:17
The more I see of the women's football, the more I see in it. Individual skills, organisation. Newspapers are now giving more prominence to their game - maybe more prominence on TW?
Christine Foster
11 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:35:41
Well done girls! 3-0 great stuff!
Tony Hill
12 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:43:26
I thought we looked excellent, Christine. Was it 27,000 attendance?
Christine Foster
13 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:45:02
Great win for the girls, absolutely brilliant.. further to my previous, there defo should be a ladies section, news, stuff on the website with some prominence, they deserve that and new, younger and female fans deserve that too!
Jay Harris
14 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:45:49
Great stuff from the girls. Quality. Absolutely stuffed them at their place.
Christine Foster
15 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:46:01
Just over 27,000 Tony, some crowd that..
Christine Foster
16 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:49:56
BBC say that's 3 wins out of 3 for the women at Anfiel.. I so want to see the men's team do that!
Christine Foster
17 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:51:41
"Everton are a step ahead of Liverpool' what a headline to read...
Dave Abrahams
18 Posted 25/09/2022 at 20:56:26
Well the whole lot of Evertonians certainly enjoyed that win, players, coaches, mostly men, all the subs and thousands of fans celebrated this just as much as if it was Everton's male team, they didn't want to leave the pitch.

27,500 and a few more was the official attendance, the best Everton performance I've seen all season with little Jess Park deservedly getting the Player of the Match award, well in girl!!

Tony Hill
19 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:03:25
It was really impressive that, Dave, we looked properly organised, moved the ball quickly and were calm in our finishing. You're right about Jess Park.

Ron Sear
20 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:04:55
The women's game that mattered here - a pleasure to watch, The blues were more skilful, faster and tactically aware. Lovely to see Anfield reduced to a mournful silence. Time to bring the Everton Women into their thoroughly deserved place on Toffeweb methinks.
Paul Birmingham
21 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:04:57
Superb performance by Everton Ladies Team.

Great character and a great response to losing unluckily last week at West Ham.

Superb, to see Everton win, at any level at our old ground, and Sorensen, has it seems made a huge impact preseason, and the players are believing and expressing themselves, with some good controlled football.

Long may it last!


Si Cooper
22 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:10:25
Great win for the lasses. Only annoyance was the designated LFC cheerleader Jacqui Oatley continually stating that the game somehow needed a Liverpool goal to get it going.

I thought it was a great display of controlling the game once a deserved two goal lead was established, with the well executed third on the counter being a fitting coup de grace.

Brent Stephens
23 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:15:47
A mordor of crowing. Let's have more of that.
Bernie Quinn
24 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:16:55
Damn! - I missed the game - Well done the Ladies in Blue!!
Brian Murray
25 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:26:03
Hats off to the ladies. Didn’t know the score but seen a lot of glum faces at Sandhills so guessed we done good at the piggery. Get innnnm
Danny O’Neill
26 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:30:44
Blue girls are on the rise.

We don't know the meaning of losing.




Brendan McLaughlin
27 Posted 25/09/2022 at 21:53:52

"There's been a mordor"

Fecking knew they were evil...

Ron Sear
28 Posted 25/09/2022 at 22:20:26
Must admit the only thing that troubled the Everton women was Liverpool's long throw specialist (Campbell I think), this woman from way back on the side line could put a ball high onto the heads of a bunch of players crowding the goal area.

It occurred to me how dangerous this could be if you have a Calvert-Lewin type in front of the goal and a bunch of attackers creating mayhem but I can't recall Everton doing anything like it for a long time. Maybe one of our TW experts will tell me why?

Larry O'Hara
29 Posted 25/09/2022 at 22:25:19
I was sickened by the BBC coverage pre-match which was all about the RS, sickeningly so. Thus this result and performance is very welcome.
Ron Sear
30 Posted 25/09/2022 at 22:29:52
Larry (407) It wasn't just the BBC, Sky's coverage dripped in disbelief and shock that Everton Women would run rings around one of their their precious 'top' teams.
Kieran Kinsella
31 Posted 25/09/2022 at 22:51:05
Said I wouldn't post until the next match but I didn't realize “we” had one today as I get most of my info from ToffeeWeb. And it was regular posters who alerted me to the women's derby.

To broaden engagement especially if you want to tap into two relatively untapped fan segments (young people and women), it might be a good idea to try and find someone to write regularly on the women just as we have pre-match articles for men's games, plus two or three lengthy match reports.

Tom Bowers
32 Posted 25/09/2022 at 23:08:15
A great result for the ladies at Anfield in front of scurges like Rush and Barnes etc, plus 27,000 others.

That's two good result against RS so far this season.

Si Cooper
33 Posted 25/09/2022 at 23:39:11
I’m a little surprised we were pre-match favourites simply because we had a shocking 21-22 season whilst they romped to promotion, and they beat champions Chelsea last week whilst we lost to likely mid-tablers West Ham. Both sides have had significant additions in the close season I think.

It is obvious plenty in the media would love it to be a promoted one season, champions of it all the next ‘fairy tale’ for one particular club.

Hopefully this is a year for both the boys and girls to massively exceed expectations.

Bill Watson
34 Posted 26/09/2022 at 00:29:03
Si #33

They beat Chelsea by dint of 2 pens but were generally outplayed. One of those sort of games.

The women's team recruitment has mirrored the men's over the last couple of seasons with lots of signings but no clear strategy and, like the men, the side drastically underperformed.

Phil Wood
35 Posted 26/09/2022 at 01:10:21
Proud of our Ladies Team.
Great win girls, Keep it up. Be great to see the men follow your example.
David Currie
36 Posted 26/09/2022 at 02:56:08
Well done Girls 3-0 Easy, Easy.
Tony Abrahams
37 Posted 26/09/2022 at 07:45:53
Very good point Ron@28, because no matter how far the game tries to move away from yesteryear, when you have got a big centre-forward, a long throw-in, can be a very potent weapon.

My first thoughts when reading your post though, Ron, was Phil Neville, with the shortest long throw-in I've ever seen!

Brian Murray
38 Posted 26/09/2022 at 11:57:04
The girls making also a strong case for an all blue kit. Just looks so much more intimidating. Well done coyb
Danny O’Neill
39 Posted 26/09/2022 at 12:09:12
Brian, you're my friend but no.

It has to be white shorts.

The debate is white socks or blue socks?


Paul Hewitt
40 Posted 26/09/2022 at 12:17:11
Got to be an all blue kit.
Pete Hughes
41 Posted 26/09/2022 at 12:18:55
Really would love an all blue kit, I agree it does look more imposing
Brian Murray
42 Posted 26/09/2022 at 12:21:04
Danny. Well I’ve always liked the blue shorts whits socks since we wore at old Trafford in 76 league cup last 8 and thrashed them then the same in latchfords 30 goal season at Man U again.
Matthew Williams
43 Posted 26/09/2022 at 12:31:15
Royal Blue shirts.
White shorts.
Amber socks.


Brian Murray
44 Posted 26/09/2022 at 12:56:31
Matthew. Can't remember us winning in that kit much. Especially at Elland Road.
Danny O’Neill
45 Posted 26/09/2022 at 13:25:40
Interesting that Italy wore all blue against England vice their traditional Blue-White-Blue. Also a lighter shade of blue.

Let's stick to Royal, not that One2One kit. And no Lineker bibs.

Stephen Davies
46 Posted 26/09/2022 at 13:55:28
I'm glad you mentioned the correct colour of the Shirt.
It SHOULD be Royal Blue.
Why oh why is the Blue colour of our shirts often diluted and paler?
Look at old clips from the 70s the colour/shade of blue of shirts is different from the ones we've had over the last decades and could not be described as Royal Blue.
Why is that?
Si Cooper
47 Posted 26/09/2022 at 16:50:19
Must have been flukes all those German and Brazilian successes without them wearing either red or a one colour strip.
Dale Self
48 Posted 26/09/2022 at 16:57:37
Yesss, I was looking for this. Sorenson seems to know how to inspire. UTFT!!
Rob Halligan
49 Posted 29/09/2022 at 20:29:57
Anybody watch the girls team against Leicester tonight?

Was 0-0 going into the fourth minute of added on time, when a free-kick was awarded to Everton out wide left. The ball was floated in, and the Leicester goalie under absolutely no pressure whatsoever, punched the ball into her own net! She could have caught it with one hand and her eyes shut, or just let it go out for a goal kick. Finished 1-0.

Dale Self
50 Posted 29/09/2022 at 21:17:22
Rob, didn't see it live but I just watched it and I was thinking she was dealing with one of those score from the corner type kicks that curl in on the keeper. No, she put it in like a water polo tip-in.

I'd like to see the Saints' keeper do the same and send Hassenhoff on his way out of the League.

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