Player ratings: Everton Women v Arsenal Women
0-3 (Foord, Mead, Nobbs)
April 24, 2022, Kick-Off 6:45pm
Walton Hall Park
Women’s Super League
Manu Zinsberger 6.5/10
Anticipated a fairly straightforward night between the sticks against the 10th placed opposition, and the Austrian keeper did not face a single shot on goal.
Noelle Maritz 7.5/10
Added something to Arsenal’s attack from right-back, with strength and tenacity.
Leah Williamson 8/10
England’s captain was superb in one-on-one situations and played a beautiful long ball to Caitlin Foord for Arsenal’s opening goal.
Lotte Wubben-Moy 7/10
Celebrated a new contract on Friday with the club she has supported all her life, and capped it off with a good display (very little defending for her to do).
Steph Catley 6.5/10
Calm in possession and a useful outlet too for the Gunners.
Lia Walti 7/10
Made things happen in the Arsenal midfield with some characteristically clever passing.
Kim Little (C) 7.5/10
Didn’t see much of the ball, but always used it effectively when she did, working incredibly hard too when Arsenal lost possession with some brilliant tackles.
Vivienne Miedema 7.5/10
Continued in her deeper role, trying to play between the lines and drive forward from midfield. Was often fouled cynically by the Everton players due to her constant threat; played an important role in Beth Mead’s goal too.
Beth Mead 7/10
Pressed very well and made some good runs but didn’t always make good use of the ball with some poor passing. Certainly improved in the second half, scoring her 50th WSL goal from close range and then assisting Nobbs.
Stina Blackstenius 5.5/10
Had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside after a tidy finish so will feel very hard-done by- wasn’t her night overall.
Caitlin Foord 8/10
Started out on the left wing and linked up well with fellow Aussie Steph Catley. Did really well with an excellent first touch and finish to put Arsenal ahead, getting on the end of Williamson’s long ball over the top and slotting the ball home!
Katie McCabe (Sub, 65’) 6.5/10
Played on the left-wing but often rotated with Steph Catley, allowing each other to take turns going forward.
Jordan Nobbs (Sub, 65’) 8/10
Some rare minutes for the Arsenal stalwart who certainly had a point to prove, scoring a brilliant goal into the top corner- also her 50th in the WSL!
Nikita Parris (Sub, 79’)
Mana Iwabuchi (Sub, 79’)
Frida Maanum (Sub, 85’)
Subs not used: Lydia Williams, Jen Beattie, Simone Boye, Laura Wienroither.