BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – England hammered Norway by a record 8-0 margin of their Group A conflict at the Women’s European Championship on Monday, making Sarina Wiegman’s facet the primary to guide a spot within the quarter-finals and the primary to attain eight goals at a Euro finals.
England, who on Wednesday left a Women’s Euros record crowd at Old Trafford wanting extra following their 1-0 win in opposition to Austria within the event opener, dominated the match in opposition to Norway, their hardest group opponents on paper.
The Lionesses went 1-0 up by way of Georgia Stanway’s Twelfth-minute penalty and netted once more three minutes later with Lauren Hemp bundling Beth Mead’s cross over the road.
England, who’re on their longest ever unbeaten run of 16 video games, added two extra goals every from forwards Ellen White and Mead earlier than halftime to make it 6-0 by the thirty eighth minute.
A nice header by Alessia Russo within the 66th and one other strike from Mead for her hat-trick 9 minutes from time wrapped up the win as England grew to become the primary facet at a Euros – males’s or ladies’s – to attain eight goals in a single recreation.
England high Group A on six factors forward of Austria, who beat Northern Ireland 2-0 on Monday to earn their first three factors. Former leaders Norway dropped to 3rd on three factors with the Irish but to select up some extent from their two video games.
(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris)