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Rolling Results Thread 2020/21 Season

City Women beat Everton 3-1 in the opening group game of the League (Continental) Cup at the Academy stadium.
Rose Lavelle marked her full City debut with a goal, as Gareth Taylor’s side produced a superb second half fightback to defeat Everton 3-1 in the Continental Cup.

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The United States star struck seven minutes into the second half to open her account and level the score, before Chloe Kelly continued her superb scoring streak to turn the tie against her former Club and youngster Jess Park sealed the victory with a thumping finish.
Danielle Turner had broken the deadlock on 20 minutes but the home side produced a spirited display to turn the game on its head and kick off our Group C campaign on a positive note.
The triumph marked further good news for City, as Karen Bardsley made her first competitive appearance since the 2019 World Cup.




WHAT HAPPENED
Much of the pre-match talk had deemed this clash as a ‘warm-up’ for the 2019/20 FA Cup Final at the start of November.
Both sides headed into the encounter in excellent form with Everton boasting a 100% record and City triumphant in four of our five games.
With both sides on a roll and full of confidence, the game exploded into an all-action, fast-paced start.
Inside the opening six minutes, Kelly had forced Tinja-Riikka Korpela into two fine stops at her near post, before Lavelle headed off-target.
Everton’s best chance of the opening exchanges had been a speculative long-range looping effort but the visitors took the lead against the run of play on the 20-minute mark, as an unmarked Turner stole in at the backpost.

The strike stunned the hosts, who had dominated, and City struggled to muster any clear-cut chances for a first-half leveller, and headed into the break trailing.
As was the case against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, the home side came flying out of the blocks in the second half.
Kelly cut inside – only to be denied once again by Korpela – while Alex Greenwood was inches away from her first City goal, curling a free-kick just over the bar.
The hosts would find the net courtesy of a set-piece, as Lavelle flicked Greenwood’s corner past Korpela at the near post.
Lively youngster Park then saw a deflected effort well-saved, while at the other end, Bardsley had to be alert to thwart Nicoline Sorensen and Valerie Gauvin.
Just when the clash looked to be heading for a draw and a penalty shoot-out, Georgia Stanway drove at the Everton defence before coolly slotting into the path of Kelly to convert from close range.
Park then capped a superb individual display to weave her way into the box and smash beyond Korpela to clinch all three points.
 
2-2 in the Everton-Dips derby van-Dijk injured hopefully not serious, but Pickford clatter into his knee, however here's the funny bit, VAR (would you believe it) ruled Van-D offside so the ball was dead and no card could therefore be (appliedhttps://www.skysports.com/football/news/11669/12106351/van-dijk-injured-in-merseyside-derby) and therefore no penalty. Liverpool are then frustrated as their normal late minute goal was also ruled offside (VAR) laughing my socks off!:lol::hehe::loser::smoke:
 
2-2 in the Everton-Dips derby van-Dijk injured hopefully not serious, but Pickford clatter into his knee, however here's the funny bit, VAR (would you believe it) ruled Van-D offside so the ball was dead and no card could therefore be (appliedhttps://www.skysports.com/football/news/11669/12106351/van-dijk-injured-in-merseyside-derby) and therefore no penalty. Liverpool are then frustrated as their normal late minute goal was also ruled offside (VAR) laughing my socks off!:lol::hehe::loser::smoke:

Liverpool are to complain about the VAR decisions., fat chance of you getting anywhere Liverpool™ failed Rulers of the Premier®failed
 
Liverpool are to complain about the VAR decisions., fat chance of you getting anywhere Liverpool™ failed Rulers of the Premier®failed
:rofl:“They don’t like it up ‘em Mr Mainwaring”.....this made me laugh as much as turning in the tv this morning to see Klipperty moaning ad nauseam about the decisions. Entitlement personified. He is becoming the image of Taggart in this respect.

I didn’t hear him calling for a review of VAR decisions when Milner was YARDS offside in the build up to a goal they scored last season against West Ham.

The hypocrisy is rank.
 
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