Leicester and Everton both desperately needed wins as the season moves on. However, a 0-0 result sees both the Foxes and the Toffees maintain their standing in the WSL table, with the former still at the bottom.
Leicester are just one point off 11th place Brighton, but the Seagulls do have a crucial game in-hand over their relegation rivals.
Everton are comfortable in their mid-table position but have not won a match since January.
Leitzig; Nevin, Tierney, Eaton-Collins, Whelan, Green, Howard, Siemsen, Cain, Plumptre, Mace
Brosnan; Bjorn, George, Wheeler, Bennison, Park, Sorensen, Hope, Snoeijs, Stenevik, HolmgaardEmbed from Getty Images
How it went
With several shots on target by the end of regulation time it may come as a shock to some that the tie finished goalless. Good chances from numerous players for both sides saw Janina Leitzig and Courtney Brosnan frequently called into action.
Everton enjoyed significantly more possession, having 13 shots to Leicester’s seven, and nine corners to the Foxes’ zero. However, the Toffees were unable to find the cutting edge they needed to break the deadlock.
Leicester also tested their opposition’s defence with Hannah Cain’s long range effort forcing Brosnan into a strong clearance.
With the visitors outranking their opponents in almost every area, the Toffees may well be left contemplating missed opportunities. With the game providing a crucial opportunity to move from the bottom of the table, will the dropped points prove decisive in the Foxes’ bid for WSL survival?
The draw sees Leicester remain bottom of the table whilst Everton retain 6th place, 4 points clear of West Ham.
Leicester will travel to face Tottenham and Aston Villa in the coming weeks before hosting Reading at the King Power.
Elsewhere, Everton will play host to Friday’s Merseyside derby before facing Spurs at home.
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