Arsenal Ladies started this important Cup tie where they left off when they beat Everton 1-0 at the start of the season in the Women’s Community Shield.
They realised it was going to be a hard game, and that Everton would be out to seek revenge after their last defeat.
Arsenal Ladies dominated the first half right from the whistle and had many chances to gain the early advantage.
Arsenal’s joy came down the flanks as Gemma Davison and Karen Carney were regularly found and were able to take on the Everton full backs.
Two goals just before the break sent Arsenal in with a commanding position against the cup holders. Karen Carney calmly converted a penalty after Kim Little was barged down in the box.
Little then got her first of the match when some excellent play down the right from Davison found her at the front post to cheekily slot the ball under the Everton keeper.
Little added her second early in the second-half to give Everton an even harder chance of a comeback.
Fara Williams replied but with only 12 minutes left on the clock.
Arsenal Ladies have been drawn Millwall or Leicester City away in the next round of the League Cup which is due to be played on Sunday, November 2.
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