‘No need for hate’ – Lia Wälti defends Everton’s Agnes Beever-Jones over foul | Women’s Super League

The Arsenal midfielder Lia Wälti has said “football is a contact sport” after a hefty challenge by Everton’s Agnes Beever-Jones led to the Swiss international being carried off on a stretcher during Wednesday’s WSL game.

Arsenal won 4-1 to move three points ahead of Manchester City in the race for the final Champions League spot but afterwards most of the talk was of the tackle that led to Wälti’s injury and a red card for Beever-Jones.

The 19-year-old Everton forward, who is on loan from Chelsea this season, wrote an emotional social media post apologising to the Arsenal…

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