just met Manchester City Sunday in the FA Cup quarter-final Everton Women return to the Academy Stadium for a league game against the Citizens on Wednesday. It will be the fourth time Everton have faced City in all competitions this season.
Across three fixtures – one game each in the League, FA Cup and Continental Cup – City have topped the Blues each time; Manchester scored 13 goals against Everton.
The 2021/22 campaign has been mostly disappointing for the Merseyside outfit, and the results against City highlight those struggles. After playing tight against the Citizens last season – Everton lost 3-0 and 1-0 in the league, 3-2 in the FA Cup final and 3-1 in the Conti Cup – this season has seen the Blues take a huge recoil.
The year started with back-to-back 4-0 defeats to City and Chelsea. Things turned around as the team secured a 3-1 win over Birmingham City and a 3-0 win over Reading. Then the wheels started to come off; Everton have won just one league game from eight tries and slipped to 11th in the Women’s Super League table while seeing two managers fired.
Prior to the FA Cup loss to City, the Toffees fell to Chelsea 3-0 at home. But Chelsea’s defeat came after Everton’s first two-game winning streak since early October. the liverpool-the based club won a 1-0 victory against AstonVilla and slipped by Leicester City, 3–2. Back-to-back wins have helped the Toffees jump to their current 9th place.
Although four of Everton’s last six league matches have come against teams in the top half of the table, the Blues are most likely safe from the drop. Birmingham, 12th, have just one win from 17 matches and look like a lock to go down.
After a brutal start to the season in which the Citizens secured a victory in four games, City bounced back and sit fourth in the division with 29 points from 17 games. He’s led by Ellie Roebuck in goal, Lucy Bronze in defense and the ever-dangerous goalkeeper Ellen White.
The two sides met on Sunday in what was an easy win for the hosts; City edged Everton 4-0. The Toffees managed to keep City out of the net for half an hour, but a 35th-minute strike from Lauren Hemp opened the game. City then found the back of the net in 48′, 61′ and 90+2′ . The Citizens also had six shots on target on zero of the Blues and held 61% of possession.
Competetion: FA Women’s Super League Matchday 16
Start date and time: Wednesday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. GMT
Stadium: Academy Stadium, Manchester, England, UK
TV: N / A – United States; BBC Two – UK; Sportsnet – CanadaOptus Sport, Viaplay
Radio: Everton TV
Direct: FuboNBC Sports app, nbcsports.comFanatiz USA, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web, ATA Football, The FA Player, Sportsnet Now
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To be determined