Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, Everton Women 5.
Hayley Raso scored her first senior hat-trick as Everton brought Brighton's winning run to an abrupt end in an impressive Women's Super League win.
Izzy Christiansen had opened the scoring from the spot after Raso was fouled by Maya le Tissier.
The Australia international then took centre stage with a fine opener after a solo run past four Brighton players.
She scored twice more from close range in the second half, either side of Simone Magill's goal for the visitors.
Sixth-placed Brighton had come into the game on a four-game winning run and looked in contention early on before a misunderstanding between Le Tissier and goalkeeper Megan Walsh saw Raso barged to the ground.
Christiansen slotted the penalty beyond Walsh's outstretched right arm into the bottom left corner as the Seagulls keeper conceded for the first time in four league games.
Everton, in fifth, dominated from then on. Raso doubled the lead within a minute as she weaved past three defenders and slotted the ball through the legs of a fourth for her first goal.
She nodded in on the goalline for the Toffees' third after Claire Emslie had pounced on Le Tissier's loose clearance, and Magill then made it four, poking home from Christiansen's deep free-kick which Rikke Sevecke had helped on.
Raso completed her hat-trick as she pounced on a loose ball in the Brighton area after Nicoline Sorensen had sent in a dangerous low ball from the left.
Aileen Whelan went closest to a consolation for the hosts when she fired a right-footed drive against the crossbar.
- 6Le Tissier
- 5KerkdijkBooked at 50mins
- 16BrazilSubstituted forSymondsat 79'minutes
- 19SimpkinsSubstituted forBanceat 45'minutes
- 9LeeSubstituted forGreenat 56'minutes
- 4SeveckeSubstituted forGeorgeat 86'minutes
- 30PattinsonBooked at 68mins
- 18ScottSubstituted forGrahamat 72'minutes
- 13StringerSubstituted forClintonat 86'minutes
- 11EmslieBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSørensenat 72'minutes
- 10MagillSubstituted forLehmannat 65'minutes
- Christiana Hattersley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, Everton Women 5.
Foul by Hayley Raso (Everton Women).
Emma Koivisto (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Alisha Lehmann (Everton Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Izzy Christiansen.
Attempt missed. Izzy Christiansen (Everton Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Alisha Lehmann (Everton Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Victoria Williams (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).
Substitution, Everton Women. Grace Clinton replaces Abbey-Leigh Stringer.
Substitution, Everton Women. Gabrielle George replaces Rikke Sevecke.
Attempt missed. Hayley Raso (Everton Women) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Nicoline Sørensen with a cross.
Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Maisie Symonds.
Rikke Sevecke (Everton Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).
Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, Everton Women 5. Hayley Raso (Everton Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alisha Lehmann following a set piece situation.
Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Maisie Symonds replaces Ellie Brazil.
Hand ball by Ellie Brazil (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).
Attempt saved. Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Ingrid Moe Wold (Everton Women).
Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.