Everton Women shock Chelsea to advance to WFA Cup semi-finals

Sunday, 27 September, 2020 15comments  |  Jump to last

Everton Women came from behind to stun free-scoring Chelsea in the last eight of the Women's FA Cup.

The reigning Women's Super League champions looked to be on their way to a routine cup win at Goodison Park when Erin Cuthbert side-footed past Toffees keeper Sandy MacIver in only the fourth minute.

MacIver had to do well to deny Pernille Harder shortly afterwards and Fran Kirby's header on the rebound was cleared off the line while the busy keeper would keep out further efforts from Harder and Kirby later in the half.

However, Everton skipper Lucy Graham levelled the tie with a diving header off Ingrid Moe's cross and new signing Valerie Gauvin turned the game on its head midway through the second half when she headed home.

Everton will now take on the winners of the Brighton vs Birmingham City tie on Wednesday.


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Gordon White
1 Posted 28/09/2020 at 16:26:30
Great news! Well done.
All of a sudden, the final doesnt look that far away.
Jay Wood

2 Posted 28/09/2020 at 16:38:53
Match highlights here:

Everton Women 2 Chelsea Women 1

Sam Hoare
3 Posted 28/09/2020 at 16:39:24
Great stuff. I've taken my daughter to the women's FA cup finals for the last 3 years. Typical that the first time we can't go and it could be Everton playing there!
Jay Wood

4 Posted 28/09/2020 at 17:02:29
Another video worth a look just put up on the club site today. Doucoure making a very honest assessment of his performance at Palace, his delight at how things are going and that there is more to come from him and the team.

Doucoure: My Best is Yet to Come

Brian Wilkinson
5 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:39:18
Birmingham City won on penalties, just a heads up for the UK posters, the semi-final is being shown live this Wednesday on BBC4, think it is 7 pm so probably just enough time to get the first half in, before the Everton v West Ham game.
Kev Jones
6 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:24:04
Thanks for the link Jay.

MacIver some great saves there. An Everton team coming back from behind? Must be something in the water on Merseyside. Looking forward to the semi.

Kev Jones
7 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:28:56
Sam#3 how does this team compare to previous three years?
Sam Hoare
8 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:39:52
Kev, I'd say this is the strongest Everton womens team there has been in a long time.
Paul Birmingham
9 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:52:17
Great result and what an achievement for the Everton ladies Team, against an expensively assembled Chelsea Team.

A tough semi final, but let’s hope they can win.

The Spirit of The Blues is flowing around EFC, long may it last.

Steve Ferns
10 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:28:47
I don't watch the women's teams often. But I've read that they've got Usmanov's nephew in a directorial role for them and they've been signing players like French international striker Valerie Gauvin. Thought Brands had pulled off a master stroke when we signed her only to realise it was for the women's team!

Anyway, after being paupers and losing all our best players to big spenders, we've now realised it takes peanuts to be competitive in the women's game and so we have a duty to be so. I mean it's only a few hundred grand for the world record transfer fee.

If you look at the England squad, half the team has been through the Everton team at some point, the likes of Duggan, Paris etc but we just couldn't keep hold of them. Good to see we this should be behind us, forgetting the girl who left for Man City in the summer.

Jerome Shields
11 Posted 29/09/2020 at 03:41:52
Glad to hear the women teams is progressing. Maybe at last the Clubs hierarchy is taking a interest in them. Well done.
David Ellis
12 Posted 29/09/2020 at 06:00:42
Whilst Everton have a good chance of being top 5 in the league this year, along with Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Man Utd, beating Chelsea is a massive upset – they are the best team in the division by some margin. Everton should be favourites to get past Birmingham and into a closely contested final with Man City or Arsenal.
Michael Low
13 Posted 29/09/2020 at 11:08:48
Fantastic result, congrats to the Women’s Toffees! Hayley Raso was a standout, she’s so fast. COYWB!
Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 30/09/2020 at 17:21:14
I think the Everton v Chelsea women’s semi final is on BBC tv tonight, if you can’t get Everton v WHU.
James MacGlashan
15 Posted 30/09/2020 at 22:08:51
Congratulations Everton women. Played well. Great win. Final on 1st November.

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