With Marc Skinner’s Manchester United hit by a sickness bug ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Women’s Super League clash, the boss was forced to name a changed lineup from their midweek defeat in Paris.
EVE: Brosnan; Veje, Finnigan, Björn; Wheeler, Galli, Vanhaevermaet, Payne; Bennison; Snoeijs, Sørensen
MUN: Earps; Blundell, Turner, Le Tissier, Riviere; Zelem, Toone; Malard, Miyazawa, García, Parris
The Red Devils got off to a flying start on Merseyside, buoyed by a raucous travelling crowd that were soon to be celebrating as Melvine Malard nodded past Courtney Brosnan for an early opener.
Everton struggled to threaten the visiting defence for much of the first half, with Nicoline Sørensen and Hannah Bennison both seeing their effort fly over the woodwork.
Not quite content with their one-goal margin, Nikita Parrish added a second for Manchester United in the second half. Powering home a headed effort from close range, Brosnan wasn’t able to deny the pacy winger.Embed from Getty Images
And when Rachel Williams scored just there minutes after her introduction from the bench, it looked to be game over for the Toffees – who haven’t had the best start to this WSL campaign thus far.
Williams would further add to their woes when she completed her brace less than ten minutes later, latching onto Jayde Riviere’s cross to slam a header past the goalkeeper.
Parris would round off a five-star performance and bag her second of the game too, chipping Brosnan in stoppage time to ensure United returned to winning ways following successive league draws.