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Latvia 0-10 England: Lionesses maintain 100% record in Women's World Cup qualifying

By Michael EmonsBBC Sport
Millie Bright
Defender Millie Bright got her third goal in three matches after scoring twice in the 10-0 win over Luxembourg

Ella Toone scored a hat-trick on what she called a "special night" as England hit 10 goals against Latvia to maintain their 100% record in Women's World Cup qualifying.

Ellen White grabbed her 44th England goal to move joint second overall in the list of the nation's top female goalscorers - and also had a penalty saved as the Lionesses were in total control.

Manchester United's Toone was twice left unmarked and scored the first two in the opening 12 minutes and got her third in the second half, beating the goalkeeper at the near post.

"I'm delighted I managed to get the hat-trick, but more importantly we got the three points which was the main thing we set out to do," said 22-year-old Toone, who now has five England goals in six appearances.

"It's been a special night and a very proud moment for me and my family."

England manager Sarina Wiegman called Toone "a very talented player" and added: "I don't know how good she will become - that's up to her. But she's really talented, that's obvious. I'm very happy she got this hat-trick."

England's other goals saw Chelsea defender Millie Bright convert from close range, Beth Mead produced a composed finish and substitute Rachel Daly tapped in from a few yards out.

Captain Leah Williamson curled home an eighth goal and Georgia Stanway arrowed a low shot into the bottom corner for number nine.

Daly rounded the keeper for England's 10th - the second time in qualifying they had reached double figures following their 10-0 win in Luxembourg last month.

However, they fell short of their biggest-ever competitive victory - a 13-0 success against Hungary back in 2005.

The latest victory keeps England top of Group D, with four wins from four, having scored 32 goals and conceded none.

A perfect birthday present for boss Wiegman

The result continued a remarkable run of results since Wiegman became England boss, with her four games in charge seeing an 8-0 win over North Macedonia, 10 goals against Luxembourg, a 4-0 success over Northern Ireland and now this easy triumph.

Wiegman, who turned 52 on Tuesday, saw her team provide absolute dominance after she had named an attacking line-up.

She said: "10-0 is pretty nice to have on your birthday so thanks to the squad.

"Sometimes we were a little sloppy and sometimes we need to be tighter on the ball.

"I've learnt a lot. There is lots of willingness, lots of quality and depth. We can play high-tempo, a possession-game and move the ball to switch the field.

"We have players who can score. It was hard circumstances as it was not a good opponent, the field was not as good as Saturday [at Wembley against Northern Ireland], it was windy and raining, but you still see the eagerness to score lots of goals and get the game to a high level."

England had 78% possession, 58 shots - 21 of which were on target - and 24 corners. Latvia, ranked 102nd in the world - 94 places below England - registered zero shots and did not have one corner.

Only the performance of home goalkeeper Enija Anna Vaivode spared Latvia from further embarrassment.

She kept out White's penalty as the striker missed the chance to overtake Kerry Davis' total of 44 goals, although White's earlier goal left her only two away from record holder Kelly Smith's mark of 46.

'We don't want to be watching games which are cricket scores'

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes, on ITV4 commentary, felt this was not a good advert for the women's game. She said: "Uefa needs to invest more in the smaller nations and grow the game worldwide.

"England can only beat what's in front of them, but we don't want to be watching games which are cricket scores. A team like Latvia needs more funding, more support, probably a better calendar schedule.

"Latvia have defended for their lives in the second half as best as they can. It's all about what Fifa and Uefa can do to divert funds to grow countries like Latvia and their leagues.

"Maybe have something like the Nations League in the men's game - something needs to be done - 10-0 games are not good for the game."

Player of the match

TooneElla Toone

with an average of 8.66

Latvia

  1. Squad number23Player nameVaivode
    Average rating

    5.59

  2. Squad number11Player nameFedotova
    Average rating

    5.54

  3. Squad number13Player nameVoitane
    Average rating

    5.38

  4. Squad number8Player nameZaicikova
    Average rating

    5.35

  5. Squad number22Player nameGergeleziu
    Average rating

    5.28

  6. Squad number5Player nameGirzda
    Average rating

    5.28

  7. Squad number15Player nameBaliceva
    Average rating

    5.16

  8. Squad number14Player nameSevcova
    Average rating

    5.13

  9. Squad number19Player nameMiksone
    Average rating

    5.10

  10. Squad number7Player nameEglite
    Average rating

    5.08

  11. Squad number10Player nameRocane
    Average rating

    5.05

  12. Squad number6Player nameLubina
    Average rating

    5.02

  13. Squad number4Player nameGaike
    Average rating

    4.90

  14. Squad number2Player nameTumane
    Average rating

    4.86

  15. Squad number18Player nameSilova
    Average rating

    4.80

England

  1. Squad number6Player nameToone
    Average rating

    8.66

  2. Squad number3Player nameWilliamson
    Average rating

    8.43

  3. Squad number7Player nameMead
    Average rating

    8.41

  4. Squad number10Player nameEngland
    Average rating

    8.18

  5. Squad number8Player nameKirby
    Average rating

    8.17

  6. Squad number14Player nameDaly
    Average rating

    8.16

  7. Squad number11Player nameHemp
    Average rating

    8.13

  8. Squad number4Player nameWalsh
    Average rating

    8.10

  9. Squad number15Player nameStanway
    Average rating

    7.98

  10. Squad number2Player nameBright
    Average rating

    7.90

  11. Squad number17Player nameParris
    Average rating

    7.89

  12. Squad number16Player nameWubben-Moy
    Average rating

    7.80

  13. Squad number9Player nameWhite
    Average rating

    7.78

  14. Squad number5Player nameGreenwood
    Average rating

    7.74

  15. Squad number19Player nameStokes
    Average rating

    7.72

  16. Squad number1Player nameEarps
    Average rating

    7.64

Line-ups

Latvia

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Vaivode
  • 13Voitane
  • 22Gergeleziu
  • 6Lubina
  • 2TumaneSubstituted forEgliteat 77'minutes
  • 19Miksone
  • 10RocaneSubstituted forGirzdaat 86'minutes
  • 8Zaicikova
  • 11FedotovaSubstituted forGaikeat 69'minutes
  • 14Sevcova
  • 15BalicevaSubstituted forSilovaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Skujevska
  • 3Lodzina
  • 4Gaike
  • 5Girzda
  • 7Eglite
  • 9Cemirtane
  • 12Lindermane
  • 16Vitmore
  • 17Gricijenko
  • 18Silova
  • 20Brahmane

England

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Earps
  • 2Bright
  • 3Williamson
  • 5GreenwoodSubstituted forStokesat 45'minutes
  • 7Mead
  • 8KirbySubstituted forStanwayat 45'minutes
  • 4Walsh
  • 6TooneSubstituted forWubben-Moyat 69'minutes
  • 11HempSubstituted forParrisat 45'minutes
  • 10England
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forDalyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13MacIver
  • 14Daly
  • 15Stanway
  • 16Wubben-Moy
  • 17Parris
  • 18Staniforth
  • 19Stokes
  • 20Scott
  • 21Hampton
  • 22Russo
  • 23Carter
Referee:
Katarzyna Lisiecka

Match Stats

Home TeamLatviaAway TeamEngland
Possession
Home22%
Away78%
Shots
Home0
Away58
Shots on Target
Home0
Away21
Corners
Home0
Away24
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Latvia Women 0, England 10.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Latvia Women 0, England 10.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rachel Daly (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Rachel Daly (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Arta Lubina (Latvia Women).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rachel Daly (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Latvia Women. Kristine Girzda replaces Anastasija Rocane.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keira Walsh (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Beth Mead following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, England. Conceded by Olga Sevcova.

  10. Post update

    Georgia Stanway (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Olga Sevcova (Latvia Women).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Latvia Women 0, England 10. Rachel Daly (England) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Beth Mead with a through ball.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Latvia Women 0, England 9. Georgia Stanway (England) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Beth Mead (England) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Georgia Stanway following a fast break.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Latvia Women 0, England 8. Leah Williamson (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Georgia Stanway following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, England. Conceded by Enija-Anna Vaivode.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bethany England (England) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lotte Wubben-Moy.

  18. Post update

    Corner, England. Conceded by Olga Sevcova.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Latvia Women. Alina Silova replaces Tatjana Baliceva.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Latvia Women. Dzeina Eglite replaces Ligita Tumane.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 26th October 2021

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden33006069
2Finland32016336
3Slovakia31023303
4R. of Ireland21012203
5Georgia300309-90

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain3300230239
2Scotland330011299
3Ukraine210146-23
4Hungary4103812-43
5Faroe Islands4004228-260

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands43101311210
2Iceland32019276
3Czech Republic31119544
4Belarus21014313
5Cyprus4004125-240

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England44003203212
2Austria43102131810
3Northern Ireland421110647
4North Macedonia4103618-123
5Luxembourg4103321-183
6Latvia4004226-240

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark44002812712
2Russia44001401412
3Montenegro4202612-66
4Malta4112413-94
5Bos-Herze4013417-131
6Azerbaijan4004114-130

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norway43101701710
2Poland42204138
3Belgium4211155107
4Albania4112610-44
5Kosovo4112211-94
6Armenia4004017-170

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland44001711612
2Italy44001601612
3Romania32015236
4Moldova200209-90
5Lithuania3003112-110
6Croatia4004015-150

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany44002011912
2Portugal43101221010
3Turkey311123-14
4Serbia Women310247-33
5Israel3003012-120
6Bulgaria3003013-130

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France44002922712
2Wales43101211110
3Slovenia421111567
4Greece4202516-116
5Kazakhstan4004215-130
6Estonia4004020-200
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