Everton flag referencing ‘the gear’ seen at Lionesses’ Women’s World Cup final

An Everton flag referencing 'the gear' was spotted in the England end during the Women's World Cup final.

The Lionesses fell agonisingly short of glory after being beaten 1-0 by Spain in the tournament showpiece, but England fans were nonetheless in high spirits throughout the contest … with some higher than others, it seems.

The flag, which bore the words: "Everton. The gear" was draped over the side of the stands near Mary Earps' goal during the first half, and quickly caught the attention of fans on social media.

"An Everton The Gear flag at the World Cup final. This is football heritage," one person tweeted.

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"Haha best flag of the tournament," wrote a second fan, while a third said: "Toffees representation down under on point. Love it."

"We are massive," one Everton fan added, while another joked: "Lionesses probably could've used some of that in the final few minutes."

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Spain sealed victory courtesy of of goal from captain Olga Carmona, whose low-driven shot fizzed past England keeper Mary Earps with just a few minutes to go in the first half.

It came after Lioness defender Lucy Bronze lost the ball in the centre circle following a gut-busting run up the field, with Spain taking full advantage of the space she'd vacated.

Spain had the chance to seal the game mid-way through the second half after being awarded a penalty, but it was saved by Earps, who shouted expletives at her opponents, much to the amusement of fans on social media.

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