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Everton 2-2 Bristol City: Robins move off bottom of Women’s Super League with draw


Martina Piemonte scores a goal in a WSL football match for Everton against Bristol City
Martina Piemonte scored her first goal since arriving from AC Milan in July as Everton were held by Bristol City

Amalie Thestrup’s late strike lifted Bristol City off the foot of the Women’s Super League with a draw against Everton at Walton Hall Park.

Summer signing Thestrup rolled a deft finish into the net with goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan off her line to score the Robins’ second equaliser eight minutes from time, denying the Toffees a first home win of the campaign.

Megan Finnigan, who headed a clearance off the line during the first half, had lashed Everton ahead for a second time after the break.

Captain Finnigan fired decisively through a crowd of players after Justine Vanhaevermaet’s effort hit the crossbar following a corner.

Amy Rodgers’ thunderous first goal of the campaign in first-half added time had initially put the Robins on course to avoid a sixth defeat in seven top-flight games this season.

Scotland international Rodgers hammered a first-time strike past Brosnan after Everton summer signing Martina Piemonte had opened her WSL account in the fourth minute, scoring Everton’s first goal from open play of the campaign after goalkeeper Olivia Clark, deputising for the injured Kaylan Marckese, saved the striker’s initial close-range shot.

Megan Connolly rattled the woodwork from a corner before Rodgers drew City level in emphatic style.

Clark kept out Nicoline Sorensen’s shot with a fingertip save after the break, and Brosnan was called into action when Ffion Morgan broke clear and swept an effort at goal with 10 minutes remaining.

Brian Sorensen’s side are next in action when they visit Villa in the WSL next Sunday, while City travel to Tottenham in the FA Cup on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Everton Women

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Brosnan
  • 28HolmgaardSubstituted forBjörnat 81′minutes
  • 20Finnigan
  • 2Veje
  • 7Wheeler
  • 22Galli
  • 8Vanhaevermaet
  • 23HolmgaardSubstituted forPayneat 65′minutes
  • 25SnoeijsSubstituted forBennisonat 87′minutes
  • 14SørensenSubstituted forDugganat 65′minutes
  • 18PiemonteBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBissellat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Campbell
  • 5Björn
  • 9Duggan
  • 10Bennison
  • 11Bissell
  • 12Ramsey
  • 19Payne
  • 41Aherne
  • 47Olesen

Bristol City Women

Formation 5-4-1

  • 13Clark
  • 2Powell
  • 5Aspin
  • 6Connolly
  • 4Layzell
  • 11Napier
  • 7HarrisonSubstituted forSymeat 75′minutes
  • 23Jones
  • 8Rodgers
  • 17Thestrup
  • 24Morgan

Substitutes

  • 3Struck
  • 9Hayles
  • 12Mustaki
  • 15Bull
  • 16Syme
  • 27Woolley
  • 28Teisar
  • 29Ward
  • 41Haaland

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