July 27, 2022

Manchester City leveled the points with third-placed Manchester United after a 4-0 Women’s Super League win over Everton.

City, who eliminated Everton from the FA Cup 4-0 on Sunday, repeated the dose in emphatic style and now sit behind United on goal difference in the battle for the final Champions League spot.

The ninth-place visitors held out for 25 minutes before Caroline Weir swung in a corner which Everton striker Simone Magill converted into his own net. City doubled their lead seven minutes later when Lucy Bronze helped her England team-mate Ellen White home.

White nearly added a second immediately after, but his long-range shot was stopped by Sandy MacIver. Everton had a chance to pull one back before half-time after Aurora Galli tricked Weir, but Claire Emslie’s drive was easily snuffed out by Ellie Roebuck.

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After the break, Georgia Stanway was disallowed by MacIver and also had a penalty appeal overturned. City had to wait until six minutes from full time to add the third through Alex Greenwood. And almost as soon as the restart the hosts had a fourth, with Khadija Shaw stripping the ball away for substitute Laura Coombs to head home.

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