Leicester and Everton slug it out in goalless draw at King Power Stadium

Hannah Cain of Leicester City battles with Nicoline Sorensen of Everton
Hannah Cain of Leicester City with Nicoline Sorensen of Everton during their Women's Super League game at King Power Stadium (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

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.

Starting XIs


Leitzig; Nevin, Tierney, Eaton-Collins, Whelan, Green, Howard, Siemsen, Cain, Plumptre, Mace


Brosnan; Bjorn, George, Wheeler, Bennison, Park, Sorensen, Hope, Snoeijs, Stenevik, Holmgaard

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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.

Up Next

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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