Everton 0-5 Manchester United: Reds continue unbeaten start with win at Toffees

22 October 2023 0 By Total Football News
Manchester United celebrate after Melvine Malard scoresManchester United were ruthless as they collected their second Women's Super League win of the season

Manchester United returned to winning ways and maintained their unbeaten start to their Women's Super League campaign with a comfortable success away at Everton.

The hosts' chances were limited, although Nicoline Sorensen came close when she blasted over the bar in the first half and Hanna Bennison had an effort from range tipped over the crossbar.

United were the livelier of the two sides going forwards and Brosnan was forced into a clever save to stop a glancing Nikita Parris effort shortly before the break.

But Parris managed to get the better of the Everton goalkeeper in the second half as Brosnan was unable to palm away the United forward's powerful close-range header.

Rachel Williams put the game to bed as she extended her side's advantage after coming on as a substitute, bundling past Brosnan on the goal-line despite an initial save.

Williams wasn't done, however, and headed home a Jayde Riviere cross to score her side's fourth, securing her double after just 12 minutes on the pitch.

Parris then chipped the goalkeeper to add a late fifth in injury time.

The result leaves United, who were held to back-to-back WSL draws after beating Aston Villa on the opening day, sitting in third with eight points, while Everton are 10th with just three points.

Red Devils ruthless despite attacking absences

Any concerns that Manchester United may have lacked firepower in the absence of Brazilian playmaker Geyse and winger Leah Galton through illness were quickly laid to rest on Sunday.

They responded to their midweek Champions League exit by showing early attacking intent and grabbed the lead after just 14 minutes.

Malard and Parris both stepped up to the task of ensuring United continued to pose an attacking threat, each carving out chances and getting on the scoresheet.

Another promising attacking display from the bench by Williams, who has scored three times so far this term, should further enthuse Marc Skinner when he considers the depth of his side's talent.

Spanish forward Lucia Garcia, who was benched on Wednesday, was equally impressive with her darting runs proving to be a handful for the Everton defence.

While Everton's chances were numbered, the work of Riviere to keep Clare Wheeler at bay on the right-hand side was crucial when it came to stopping the hosts finding a path back into the game.

Mary Earps had just four shots on target to deal with as Skinner's side recorded their first clean sheet of the campaign.

Line-ups

Everton Women

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Brosnan
  • 5BjörnBooked at 63mins
  • 20Finnigan
  • 2Veje
  • 19Payne
  • 8VanhaevermaetSubstituted forHolmgaardat 66'minutes
  • 22GalliSubstituted forOlesenat 52'minutes
  • 7Wheeler
  • 10BennisonSubstituted forBissellat 66'minutes
  • 14SørensenSubstituted forPiemonteat 79'minutes
  • 25SnoeijsSubstituted forDugganat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Campbell
  • 9Duggan
  • 11Bissell
  • 12Ramsey
  • 13Hart
  • 18Piemonte
  • 28Holmgaard
  • 47Olesen

Man Utd Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Earps
  • 14RiviereBooked at 82mins
  • 4Le Tissier
  • 21Turner
  • 6BlundellSubstituted forEvansat 74'minutes
  • 7TooneSubstituted forGuerreroat 83'minutes
  • 10Zelem
  • 17García
  • 20Miyazawa
  • 9MalardSubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes
  • 22ParrisSubstituted forNaalsundat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Guerrero
  • 15Evans
  • 16Naalsund
  • 25Rabjohn
  • 28Williams
  • 39Middleton-Patel
  • 91Tullis-Joyce
Referee:
Adam Herczeg

Match Stats

Live Text

Match ends, Everton Women 0, Manchester United Women 5.

Second Half ends, Everton Women 0, Manchester United Women 5.


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