Ella Toone scored her first worldwide hat-trick and Ellen White closed in on Kelly Smith’s all-time scoring file as England Women thumped Latvia Women 10-0 of their World Cup Qualifier.
The Lionesses had already registered large wins in September – beating Luxembourg by the identical scoreline and placing eight previous North Macedonia – and an analogous end result was anticipated in Riga.
It took simply 12 minutes for Toone (8,12) to fireside England right into a 2-0 lead, earlier than White (25) added the third. It was her forty fourth worldwide purpose, going joint-second with Kerry Davis and now simply two behind Kelly Smith’s all-time file (46). She may have gone outright second quickly after, however noticed a penalty saved by Latvia goalkeeper Enija-Anna Vaivode.
Millie Bright (32) turned house the fourth simply after the half- hour mark and the second interval didn’t get any simpler for the hosts. Beth Mead (55) adopted up her Northern Ireland hat-trick with England’s fifth ten minutes after the break, adopted by Rachel Daly’s first of the night (70).
A really pricey three minutes then noticed Sarina Wiegman’s aspect – with the supervisor celebrating her 52nd birthday in type – attain double figures. England captain Leah Williamson (79) and Georgia Stanway (81) each scoring earlier than Daly (82) rounded off her double with the tenth purpose.
It sees England take a 3 level lead on the prime of Group D, forward of Northern Ireland and Austria, who’re degree on 9 factors. Latvia stay backside with no factors and a purpose distinction of -24.
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England will play their subsequent two World Cup Qualifier sat the tip of November, each at house. They host Austria on November 27 earlier than welcoming Latvia on November 30.