England beat Mexico in their second match at the Women's World Cup to put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the last 16.
Fran Kirby, the 21-year-old striker, scored midway through the second half in her first start at a major tournament.
After losing their opening game against France, it was an important win for England.
England doubled the lead with Karen Carney's header and although there was a late scare when Fabiola Ibarra scored, Mark Sampson's side held on.
The victory means England are now equal on points with France.
A point in England's last game against Colombia should be enough to progress given that in four of the tournament's six groups, three teams will qualify for the second round.