The English signed an incredible 8-0 victory against Norway in their second group match of Euro 2022 on Monday evening, and have already secured a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Stronger than the Blues. The France team, which had beaten the record for the number of goals scored over a period during a Women’s Euro on Sunday evening with a score of 5-0 at the break against Italy (5-1 in the end), already saw his record fall on Monday.
Indeed, the English won 8-0 against Norway for their second group match, with six goals in the first 45 minutes. The biggest victory ever recorded at a Euro (women’s and men’s) allows the Lionesses to be the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of this Euro 2022 at home.
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Six goals in one period
The announced shock will not have taken place between Norway and England. The locals had only taken 12 minutes to open the scoring by scratching a controversial penalty, but which will only remain anecdotal given the final score. Ellen White falls in the area after being hooked by a Norwegian defender, and the referee immediately whistles the penalty without checking the VAR. Georgia Stanway grabs the ball and shoots perfectly under the bar, the first goal of a long evening for the Norwegians (1-0, 12th).
Four minutes later, the English have already made the break, on a goal first refused for offside then finally checked at the VAR and accepted. On a very nice deep pass from Mead, Hemp manages to cut at the far post by attempting a madjer which passes on the wrong side of the leg but on the right side of the post (2-0, 16th). The English selection’s serial scorer Ellen White manages to scratch a ball at the feet of the Norwegian defense and goes alone to goal to definitively sink Ada Hegerberg and hers (3-0, 29th).
Ovation for Ellen White, author of a double
Sole scorer of the first day for England, Bethany Mead is on the fallout of a very good cross from Hemp, which she cuts perfectly with a powerful header (4-0, 34th). Four minutes later, the Arsenal striker already scored twice, on a solo number in the Norwegian area, dribbling three defenders before crucifying the poor goalkeeper (5-0, 38th). Another attacker signs a double during this evening: Ellen White. Manchester City’s number 9 cuts a ball sent down the line by Francesca Kirby at the far post and allows the English to recover the Blue record set less than 24 hours ago against Italy (6-0, 41st) .
After this first one-sided period, the pace of the game slowed down and coach Sarina Wiegman made the first changes. Among the outgoing, the legend Ellen White, who enjoys a standing ovation from all the Amex Stadium in Brighton. Among the entrants, Alessia Russo, Manchester United striker who scored nine minutes later with a header from a very good cross from Lucy Bronze (7-0, 66th).
For the final goal of the evening, Beth Mead offers a hat-trick by taking a powerful strike from Keira Walsh which is countered by Maria Thorisdottir. The Arsenal striker follows well and only has to recover from the flat of the foot at the entrance to the goal (8-0, 81st). The English who had been unconvincing in the opening match against Austria with a narrow 1-0 victory ensured qualification in the quarters thanks to this victory against a direct opponent. The Norwegians temporarily drop to 3rd place in Group A.