League leaders Arsenal Women shook off their Champions League hangover with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Everton to keep up their perfect start to the league campaign on Sunday at the Meadow Park, London .
Tobin Heath, starting her first WSL game for the club, pulled a full-length stop out of MacIver in one of few times they carved open the visiting defence before they took the lead 33 minutes in, with a touch of a goalkeeping error slightly detracting from McCabe’s half-volley stunner looped over the goalkeeper for the opener.
A half-cleared corner was crossed back into the box and nodded straight to the Ireland international, Carlotte Wubben-Moy who chested it down before firing over MacIver who parried it into the corner of her net.
Eight minutes later, Wubben-Moy’s nutmegged from a corner with a close-range shot that went through the goalkeeper’s legs and over the line as Arsenal built up a comfortable lead before the break.
MacIver redeemed herself with a superb double save on the hour mark to keep out Heath’s curler and McCabe’s effort on the follow-up as Arsenal pressed for further goals after half-time.
The hosts looked more dangerous after half-time and had various chances to add to their lead before Frida Maanum powered past MacIver from 20 yards four minutes from time to earn a fifth win from five games, as the Gunners restored their three-point lead at the top of the WSL.