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Lia Walti stretchered off with serious injury

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Everton teen Aggie Beever-Jones issued an apology to Arsenal’s Lia Walti on Wednesday evening after being despatched off for a horrendous problem that appears prone to rule the Swiss worldwide out of this summer time’s World Cup.

The 19-year-old participant went into the problem within the forty ninth minute along with her studs up and caught Walti simply above the ankle. Beever-Jones was proven a crimson card and left the pitch in tears.

Walti obtained prolonged therapy on the sector earlier than she was carried away on a stretcher whereas England youth worldwide Beever-Jones, who’s on mortgage from Chelsea, was consoled by team-mates Nicoline Sorensen and Katja Snoeijs.

“It didn’t look good,” stated Arsenal supervisor Jonas Eidevall. “We have to assess it within the morning. It’s a reckless problem. The crimson card is honest. There’s no intention of their participant to injure our gamers, however that’s sadly what’s occurred, with a reckless problem like that.”

Beever-Jones stated on social media after the sport, saying: “At 19, I wrestle to place into phrases how upset I’m about injuring one other participant. Most significantly, I meant no hurt by any means to Lia Walti. I misplaced the ball and was over desirous to attempt to win the ball again. My lunge resulted in a foul however unintentionally reckless problem.

“I’m so sorry, Lia. I hope the harm just isn’t too severe and that you just make a quick and full restoration to Arsenal and the World Cup. I additionally wish to apologise to all of the Everton Ladies workers, gamers and followers.”

For Arsenal, who have already got first-team gamers Leah Williamson, Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema and Laura Wienroither out with long-term knee accidents, and are lacking captain Kim Little with a hamstring drawback, Walti’s harm is one other main blow, regardless of the north London membership boosting their hopes of qualifying for subsequent season’s Ladies’s Champions League with a routine 4-1 victory on Merseyside.

“There’s no group that will get fouled extra typically than Arsenal,” stated Eidevall. “I don’t wish to sound like I’m complaining about that however I feel it compounds over an entire season. I simply assume if you wish to hold one of the best gamers on the pitch, it’s necessary you defend them.”

Arsenal capitalised on some poor Everton defending to guide 4-0 at half-time because of Caitlin Foord’s brace and targets from Katie McCabe and Lotte Wubben-Moy, earlier than Snoeijs’s late comfort for the sixth-placed hosts.

“She [Beever-Jones] could be very, very emotional and devastated about it, due to course she didn’t imply to harm her,” Everton supervisor Brian Sorensen stated, relating to the crimson card. I simply spoke to her and stated, ‘All people is aware of that you just didn’t attempt to do something dangerous’ however that occurs sadly in soccer.”

Within the evening’s late kick-off, defending champions Chelsea moved prime of the Ladies’s Tremendous League desk with two video games remaining because of a 4-0 victory at West Ham United, whose personal winless league run stretches again to December.

Emma Hayes’ group are actually two factors away from second-placed Manchester United, after targets from England’s Niamh Charles, Denmark’s Pernille Tougher, Wales’ Sophie Ingle and Scotland’s Erin Cuthbert, and they’d clinch a fourth straight WSL title as early as Sunday in the event that they beat Arsenal after which Manchester United fail to beat neighbours Manchester Metropolis.




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