Ladies’s Tremendous League: Everton 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion – Willie Kirk baffled by card ‘mix-up’

Ladies’s Tremendous League: Everton 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion – Willie Kirk baffled by card ‘mix-up’

Everton boss Willie Kirk was left “baffled” after Brighton & Hove Albion ahead Kayleigh Inexperienced seemed to be cautioned twice however not dismissed in Sunday’s 2-2 Ladies’s Tremendous League draw.

Kirk’s Toffees have been held by Albion after Aileen Whelan scored late on to disclaim his facet a fifth win in a row.

Inexperienced’s alleged card mix-up with referee Lucy Oliver occurred three minutes later as Everton chased a aim.

“We have now to speak about it, that is a serious incident,” Kirk instructed BBC Sport.

“For a participant to be booked twice and nonetheless be on the pitch is baffling. I feel it is solely occurred as soon as in my lifetime. It should not occur.”

Whelan’s leveller got here after Everton had fought again from falling behind when Rikke Sevecke became her personal internet early on to guide.

Izzy Christiansen’s 30-yard deflected free-kick and Valerie Gauvin’s header from Christiansen’s nook had put the early season excessive fliers within the ascendancy.

Danielle Turner hit the woodwork late on because the Blues didn’t preserve tempo with Arsenal on the WSL summit.

“No one desires gamers to get despatched off however that is how the sport goes,” Kirk added. “It might have given us a chance to essentially get at them within the final 10 minutes.

“It is irritating the referee made that mistake.”

The controversy over the missed crimson card shouldn’t take away from Brighton’s spirit and dedication, and the standard of the soccer, specifically for Whelan’s equaliser.

Nevertheless, boss Hope Powell admitted she would have had comparable issues to Kirk if it had been her facet that had been affected.

“I wasn’t certain [what happened],” Powell mentioned. “I mentioned to the fourth official – ‘She could not have given her a yellow?’ He mentioned she had. So the referee must be answerable for that.

“It is onerous for me to remark as a result of you’ll have to ask the referee if she gave a second yellow card as I do not know. The truth that she was on the pitch? I do not know.

“For us, the gods have been on our facet right this moment. If she did get a second yellow then I’m certain, if I used to be Everton, I would not be glad about that.”


Everton Ladies

  • 1MacIver
  • 2Wold
  • 20Finnigan
  • 22Sevecke
  • 3Turner
  • 17Graham
  • 12EgurrolaSubstituted forStringerat 77′minutes
  • 11EmslieSubstituted forSørensenat 63′minutes
  • 8Christiansen
  • 16Raso
  • 19GauvinSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 77′minutes


  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 13Stringer
  • 14Sørensen
  • 15Pike
  • 21Clemaron
  • 23Korpela
  • 26Clinton
  • 30Pattinson

Brighton Ladies

  • 1Walsh
  • 6Le TissierBooked at 45mins
  • 5Kerkdijk
  • 4Bowman
  • 3Gibbons
  • 8Connolly
  • 12O’Sullivan
  • 15InexperiencedBooked at 48mins
  • 10Kaagman
  • 7Whelan
  • 9LeeSubstituted forJarrettat 65′minutes


  • 11Heroum
  • 13Stott
  • 16Brazil
  • 18Barton
  • 19Simpkins
  • 23Jarrett
  • 25Fiskerstrand

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