While Sara is left-footed and plays in central defence, Karen favours her right foot and anchors midfield but, back in the dressing room, the pair’s similarities far outweigh the differences.
Even Everton’s manager, Brian Sørensen, has been known to confuse one identical twin with the other. “Being left and right-footed is the biggest difference. I’m maybe a bit quieter but otherwise we’re nearly the same,” says Sara before Karen interjects. “I have a higher bun,” she points out, gesturing to her hair. “But we’re just enjoying being here together, it’s something special.”