Gozitan-born player Maria Farrugia had a night to remember when she scored Sunderland Ladies’ winning penalty to beat Liverpool Ladies in the women’s League Cup, on Wednesday.
Despite exiting the competition in the group phase due to other results not going to their favour, Sunderland came out on top against fellow FA Women’s Championship side Liverpool who in their recent league encounter had beaten them.
Malta women’s player Farrugia was deployed from the start and played the entire regular time which ended in a goalless draw.
While a draw guarantees a point each, this competition has different rules applied to it as in this case of a stalemate, a penalty shoot-out will determine the winner of this tie and gets an extra point.
Sunderland managed to get the better off Liverpool 4-2 with Farrugia slotting in the decisive kick to the celebrations of the Lassies clan.