"Realistic" Sorensen praises excellent Everton
Everton manager, Brian Sorenson (Photo by Emma Simpson/Everton FC via Getty Images)

The deserved victory moved Everton up to fifth in the Barclays Women's Super League. Goals courtesy of Karen Holmgaard, Megan Finnigan and a screamer from Aggie Beever-Jones secured the important three points for the Blues to cap off an impressive performance.

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Sorensen's side are the 'best of the rest' in the division, and find themselves behind the top four powerhouses of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City.

Despite the excellent performance on Saturday, the manager insisted: "I do not think it is about putting pressure on them, I think we just look at our performance week after week and see if we can get closer in terms of performance. I will look at the league when we come to the last day to see where we are at."

The Danish coach took charge of the Toffees in April last year, signing a two-year deal at the club.

Since his arrival, Everton have vastly improved, with their position in the league and performances throughout this campaign evidencing that.

His aims remain the same from when he first arrived though, as he said post-match: "For me coming in was not coming in and doing any crazy stuff because I am also very realistic in terms of where we are at, and to build something it takes time.

"I think we will see where we are going to end up, but we are happy with where we are now. We will try and improve our performances."

Aggie Beever-Jones celebrates her goal (Photo by Emma Simpson/Everton FC via Getty Images)

His side have won their last three league fixtures, beating Tottenham 3-0 away, narrowly beating Reading 3-2 at home, and Saturday's 3-0 clean sweep against West Ham.

They are in scintillating form and host Birmingham City next in the fourth round of the FA Women's Cup.

Sorensen will be hopeful of his side maintaining the positives drawn from their last trio of games, as he picked out how in-control his side were during the midtable clash with the Hammers: "I think we looked very in-control and felt very in-control in the majority of the game. We dealt with their threats well. I think we could have been more composed on the ball, we gave a bit too much away in parts.

"Every game we play we get more and more gelled together and everybody is buying into the stuff that we want to do."

During the 3-0 victory, the manager opted to utilise all five substitutions available, most notably introducing Beever-Jones in the 62nd minute.

The 19-year-old made an instant impact by arrowing her inch-perfect strike into the back of the net only eight minutes after being subbed on.

Sorensen praised the strength and depth of his squad and said: "I think our bench and the performances coming off the bench is also vital. It is not only the starting eleven, it is the whole squad that has real high qualities."

The future of the Everton's men's manager, Frank Lampard, is uncertain. With the drop looming, fans frustration is growing, with the former England international's job certainly on the line.

Things could not be more different for the club at Walton Hall Park though, with the Dane stating: "I am looking forward to getting even more games under my belt and seeing where we can go."

The men's side lost 2-0 at the London Stadium to West Ham on Saturday, with the club in turmoil. The women's weekend result and performances this season have offered hope for fans, but the club seems to be heading in only one direction.

Sorenson gained plaudits from opposition manager, Paul Konchesky, who said post-match: "We knew they would be a lot better and more organised now with the new manager. I think he's done a fantastic job and you can see the improvements."

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