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Jodie Taylor could not hide her delight after scoring the goal which sent Birmingham City into the inaugural Continental Cup Final.
"It feels excellent, in fact it feels really good," she told Women's Soccer Scene after the game. "I think everyone was expecting it to go to extra time but it was nice to get a goal right at the end.
"Today it was tough with the wind. Everton definitely had the advantage in the first half and so it proved, but luckily for us we got the goal to draw it up and the winner at the end."
Everton had been in charge of matters since taking the lead with an early Toni Duggan goal but the match was turned around when Rachel Williams equalised just after the hour mark. "Once rachel scored I think everyone was confident we could go on and win the game, especially with the wind behind us," admitted Jodie. "We had the momentum.
"The wind did help and it put Everton on the back foot but I think everyone found their fighting side at half time and battled well and I think it showed in the second half."
It was Jodie, who was only making her second appearance for the club after playing in the league for Lincoln Ladies, who settled the match herself in the last minute of normal time. "It just happened so fast," she recalled. "About ten minutes earlier, I missed a good chance but I kept my mind blank, took a touch past the defender and looked to go inside the far post with the shot and just went for it. It was a great moment."
Now Jodie and her Birmingham team mates can look forward to the club's first major Cup Final in ten years and the chance to take on their title rivals Arsenal. "We've picked up points from Arsenal this season," said Jodie. "Normally Arsenal are a cut above but this year we have proved we can do it.
"This team has a lot of fighters and it's nice to be a part of it."
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