England’s national women’s football team fired 20 goals past Latvia’s women in a historic World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday. So, England’s Lionesses set a new record, by winning 20-0 over Latvia, for the biggest win in a European competition.
England won 20-0 at Keepmoat Stadium yesterday, making it five wins from as many games to start their qualifying campaign.
And this Tuesday triumph was stunning because they scored a record-breaking amount of goals against a clearly overwhelmed Latvia.
While they scored as many as 20 goals, the England women’s team did not even concede a single one.
This win is thus the largest ever in European competition, surpassing Belgium’s 19-0 triumph over Armenia on November 25.
Moreover, it’s not Latvia’s first lopsided loss to England, having already lost 10-0 to the Lionesses in Latvia last month.
On the other hand, England have also defeated Macedonia 8-0, Luxembourg 10-0, and Northern Ireland 4-0 in qualifiers so far. So, they’ve always managed to keep clean sheets and cleaner margins in their World Cup qualification campaign.
There will now be a slight break before World Cup qualifiers resume. Then, next, England, who currently sit top of the group with maximum points, will visit North Macedonia on April 8.
England’s Lionesses Set a New Record by Winning 20-0 over Latvia
It took England just three minutes to score their first goal through Beth Mead.
And eventually, Bead was one of four (yes, four!) England players to net a hat-trick.
She was joined by Ellen White and Alessia Russo in scoring three goals. And finally, Russo netting her treble in an 11-minute span while Lauren Hemp actually fired four goals.
Moreover, White’s trio of goals saw her become England’s all-time leading scorer on her 101st international appearance.
White first equalled Kelly Smith’s record with her first goal against Latvia in the sixth minute. but she then went on to add two more for good measure to take her England goals’ total to 48.
Beside these scorers, Bethany England netted a second-half brace.
And Ella Toone, Georgia Stanway, Jessica Carter, Jill Scott and Jordan Nobbs all also put their names on the scoresheet.
In total, England had 63 shots, with 30 on target, while maintaining 86 per cent possession and completing 850 passes.
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