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Brighton & Hove Albion 0-5 Everton: Hayley Raso scores hat-trick in emphatic win

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.

Line-ups

Brighton Women

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Walsh
  • 6Le Tissier
  • 5KerkdijkBooked at 50mins
  • 20Williams
  • 12Koivisto
  • 16BrazilSubstituted forSymondsat 79'minutes
  • 19SimpkinsSubstituted forBanceat 45'minutes
  • 8Connolly
  • 10Kaagman
  • 7Whelan
  • 9LeeSubstituted forGreenat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Roe
  • 3Gibbons
  • 11Heroum
  • 15Green
  • 18Olding
  • 23Jarrett
  • 24Symonds
  • 25Fiskerstrand
  • 32Bance

Everton Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Korpela
  • 2Wold
  • 20Finnigan
  • 4SeveckeSubstituted forGeorgeat 86'minutes
  • 30PattinsonBooked at 68mins
  • 18ScottSubstituted forGrahamat 72'minutes
  • 13StringerSubstituted forClintonat 86'minutes
  • 16Raso
  • 8Christiansen
  • 11EmslieBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSørensenat 72'minutes
  • 10MagillSubstituted forLehmannat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1MacIver
  • 6George
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 9Lehmann
  • 14Sørensen
  • 17Graham
  • 21Clemaron
  • 26Clinton
Referee:
Christiana Hattersley

Match Stats

Home TeamBrighton WomenAway TeamEverton Women
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, Everton Women 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, Everton Women 5.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Hayley Raso (Everton Women).

  4. Post update

    Emma Koivisto (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alisha Lehmann (Everton Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Izzy Christiansen.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Izzy Christiansen (Everton Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  7. Post update

    Alisha Lehmann (Everton Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Victoria Williams (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton Women. Grace Clinton replaces Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton Women. Gabrielle George replaces Rikke Sevecke.

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    Rikke Sevecke (Everton Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

  15. Goal!

    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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Maisie Symonds replaces Ellie Brazil.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Ellie Brazil (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ingrid Moe Wold (Everton Women).

  20. Post update

    Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women1815215484647
2Man City Women18143155114445
3Man Utd Women18122437181938
4Arsenal Women17112453143935
5Everton Women1884635251028
6Brighton Women186391535-2021
7Reading Women184862128-720
8Tottenham Women184591632-1617
9B'ham City Women173491331-1813
10Bristol City Women1825111562-4711
11Aston Villa Women1631121141-3010
12West Ham Women1623111636-209
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