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England Demolish Norway 8-0 In Their Most Ruthless Tournament Display Of All Time

Daniel Marland

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England Demolish Norway 8-0 In Their Most Ruthless Tournament Display Of All Time

England have made it two wins out of two at Women's Euro 2022 after demolishing Norway 8-0 in a ruthless display.

The Lionesses were given a dream start inside 12 minutes after Ellen White was dragged down by Maria Thorisdottir in the box.

Referee Katrin Rafalski awarded a penalty and Georgia Stanway stepped up to convert the penalty with conviction.

Three minutes later, the AMEX Stadium came unglued after a lovely bit of play saw Lauren Hemp double England's lead from close range.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Hemp was initially ruled offside, but a VAR review saw the decision overturned and a shellshocked Norway gathered for an impromptu team talk on the pitch.

Ellen White made it three just before the half hour mark after capitalising on a mistake from Thorisdottir. The Manchester United defender had an evening to forget and her error let White in to coolly slot home.

Beth Mead grabbed two goals of her own with a lovely glancing header and a sublime solo effort.

White capped off a sensational 45 minutes with her second of the game.

It was a much less frantic second half, but substitute Alessia Russo got in on the act with a header of her own.

Mead turned home into an empty net nine minutes from time to seal her hat-trick.

Ella Toone had a glorious chance to make it nine but put her effort high and wide.

Norway won their first game against Northern Ireland and England this evening's game likely decided who will finish top of Group A, with England beating Austria 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Victory for England is a significant one, given Norway manager Martin Sjogren's claim they were under 'massive pressure'.

England boss Sarina Wiegman hit back in a press conference and maintained her side would stay focused.

"It's nice that they're trying to put pressure on us. We're just working on our game and how we want to play," she said. "If they want to be the underdog, that's fine. They have a very strong squad and we do too."

England will top the group if they defeat Northern Ireland on Friday.

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Topics: England, Norway

Daniel Marland
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