Toni Payne Seals Sevilla’s Fate with Late Strike in Thrilling 3-1 Win Over Villarreal

Toni Payne Seals Sevilla's Fate with Late Strike in Thrilling 3-1 Win Over Villarreal

Super Falcons star Toni Payne stepped up in the dying minutes to secure a crucial 3-1 victory for Sevilla FC against Villarreal Femenino in a tightly contested Primera Division Femenina clash.

Toni Payne Seals Sevilla's Fate with Late Strike in Thrilling 3-1 Win Over Villarreal

The match was a nail-biter from start to finish, with both teams battling fiercely for dominance at the Ramón Cisneros Palacios, Footballrover reports.

Early Sevilla Surge:

Villarreal, under the leadership of Sara Monforte, held their own in the opening minutes, but Sevilla quickly seized control.

Cristina Martín-Prieto’s offensive spark ignited in the 19th minute, finding the back of the net and putting Sevilla ahead.

The Villarreal defence tightened up after the goal, determined to prevent further damage before the break.

Second-half fireworks:

The second half continued to be a tense affair, with both sides creating chances.

Sevilla extended their lead through Gemma Gili Giner’s clinical finish, but Villarreal refused to back down.

Fatou Kanteh capitalised on a beautiful assist from Lucía Gómez, drawing the Yellow Submarines back into the game and injecting a surge of momentum into their game.

Payne’s Decisive Intervention:

Just as it seemed Villareal might score another and snatch a point, Toni Payne rose to the occasion in the 87th minute.

With a powerful right-footed strike from the right side of the box, she sent the ball soaring into the top right corner, sending the Sevilla fans into jubilation.Toni Payne Seals Sevilla's Fate with Late Strike in Thrilling 3-1 Win Over Villarreal

This proved to be the winning goal, as Sevilla held on for a valuable three points despite Payne’s late substitution for Alba López.

Payne’s Stellar Season:

This crucial strike was Payne’s fourth goal in just 14 league appearances this season, marking her first of the new year.

Her consistent performance and knack for scoring important goals solidify her position as a vital cog in the Sevilla machine.

While Sevilla celebrates the win, Villarreal can take immense pride in their fighting spirit and resilience in Liga F.

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