Suvadeep Biswas was at Villa Park yesterday to capture this set of images from the WSL’s six-goal thriller (22/5/23).
Above: Tash Dowie shows her delight after putting Liverpool 2-1 up yesterday. Photo: Suvadeep Biswas for Impetus.
Aston Villa 3-3 Liverpool
Aston Villa and Liverpool shared the points in a game that see-sawed back and forth at Villa Park yesterday.
Kirsty Hanson put Villa ahead after seven minutes but two goals in three minutes saw Liverpool leapfrog the Midlanders to hit the front thanks to Katie Stengel and Tash Dowie. There was still time for Rachel Daly to level matters with her 21st WSL goal in as many games before the break.
Just after the hour mark, Stengel restored Liverpool’s lead, only for Hanson to strike again with 20 minutes remaining. The draw ensures that Aston Villa will finish the season in a best-ever fifth place in the WSL.
Suvadeep Biswas’ EXCLUSIVE photo gallery for Impetus from Villa Park:
Teams: ASTON VILLA (4-3-3): Hampton, Mayling, Patten, Turner, Pacheco, Hanson, Staniforth, Dali, Nobbs, Daly, Lehmann. Substitutes used: Magill (for Nobbs 32′), Allen (for Dali 45+2′), Boye-Hlorkah (for Lehmann 80′).
Scorers: Hanson 7′, 70′. Daly 45+1′.
LIVERPOOL (3-4-1-2): Kirby, Fahey, Bonner, Matthews, Koivisto, Taylor, Nagano, Hinds, Kearns, Stengel, Dowie. Substitutes used: van de Sanden (for Fahey 45′), Roberts (for Koivisto 58′), Kiernan (for Dowie 59′), Lundgaard (for Taylor 59′).
Scorers: Stengel 37′, 62. Dowie 40′.
Referee: Kirsty Dowle.