England’s women smash 20 World Cup goals past Latvia

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England's women smash 20 World Cup goals past Latvia
England's women smash 20 World Cup goals past Latvia. image: twitter

England’s women smash 20 World Cup goals past Latvia

England’s women ran riot tonight, Tuesday, November 30, in their Women’s World Cup qualifying match against Latvia, romping home with a 20-0 victory at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. In what is the Loinesses’ biggest-ever competitive win, since a 13-0 win in 2005 against Hungary.

Ellen White became England Women’s record goalscorer as she bagged a hat trick. The Man City striker, after 101 appearances, now has 48 international goals to her name, overtaking Kelly Smith‘s total of 46. Just six minutes into the game she hit her second goal of the night, to beat the record, celebrating by the corner flag, surrounded by her applauding teammates, as the announcer broadcast her new record over the speaker system.

Another City player, Lauran Hemp, who had not scored for her country previously, helped herself to four goals. Alessia Russo of Manchester United, and Arsenal’s Beth Mead both grabbed a hat trick apiece as well.

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Ten different players got their names onto the scoresheet, with Jess Carter scoring her first England goal. Ella Toone, Georgia Stanway, Bethany England, Jill Scott, and Jordan Nobbs added to the total. 

After this goal feast, England stay top of Group D, having won six out of six, and totalling 53 goals without conceding any. Manager Sam Wiegman was obviously over the moon, but was quick to bemoan the quality of the opposition, “You want competitive games and these are not competitive games”, she said after the match.

Adding, “In every country, you want to develop the women’s game, but I don’t think it’s good that the scores are so high. I know it has the attention of the federations and I think that’s good as I don’t think 20-0 is good for the development of anyone. We really need some top-level games now which we’re going to have next year because then we’ll really know where we are”, as reported by bbc.com.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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