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By Emma Sanders

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  1. 'A lot they can take'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Julie Fleeting

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Radio Scotland

    The performance first half was nowhere near good enough. We do need to remember England are third ranked in the world and a big force here. 2-1 is not an embarrassing result, though it could have been if they continued to play as they had done in the first half. But I think the players will be pleased with their second-half performance and there's a lot they can take into their next game.

  2. 'England have a lot of work to do'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

    The first half was almost faultless from England. But they still have a lot of work to do judging by that second-half performance.

    Phil Neville will want a more polished performance in the next game. They got the job done but their aspiration is still to reach the final.

  3. 'We'll see different styles'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Pat Nevin

    Former Chelsea and Scotland winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Scotland look to Kim Little and Erin Cuthbert all the time and there was too much space between them in the first half.

    But Scotland changed up their tactics a little in the second half and that changed the game. They will have learned a massive amount today. I think as the tournament goes on we'll see different styles and systems from Scotland because they can play much better than they did today.

  4. 'We need to be better'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    Teams will be looking at this and will they be worried about this England performance? I don't think so. Yes, England have done well but I don't think they've shown any dangerous signs to make other teams worry and that's what Phil Neville will be saying - 'if we want to win a World Cup, we need to be better'.

  5. Post update

    Plenty of excitement across the World Cup today and you can catch up with it all across the BBC Sport website and on the iPlayer later today.

    This morning, Italy came from a goal down to shock Australia in their opening Group C game, before Brazil striker Cristiane became the oldest person to score a World Cup hat-trick in the other Group C game against Jamaica. That gave Brazil a comfortable 3-0 win.

    And of course, England - thanks to goals from Ellen White and Nikita Parris - then secured that rather nervy 2-1 victory over Scotland. Make sure you check out Alistair Magowan's report on that match.

    There is more action tomorrow which you can follow on all channels across the BBC.

    England and Scotland's group opponents Argentina take on Japan (17:00 BST), before Canada face Cameroon in the first match of Group E (20:00 BST).

    I'll leave you with some of the best reaction to England's 2-1 win over Scotland...

  6. 'England standard wasn't good enough'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    BBC One

    Former Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay: "I watched France on the opening night and now I've watched England here. If I'm from France or the USA, I'm not particularly worried at this point.

    "We talked about standards in the first half. I don't think that standard in the first half was good enough for England."

  7. Some of England's best stats...

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Nikita Parris' opening goal in this match was her 13th for England during her career, but the first from a penalty kick.

    Ellen White has scored a goal in each of her last three international appearances for England against Scotland.

    Karen Carney won her 141st cap for England in this match, overtaking Alex Scott’s total of 140 caps for England Women. As a result, only Fara Williams (170) has more caps for England Women now.

    Both Jill Scott and Karen Carney appeared in their fourth FIFA Women's World Cup for England - more than any other players in the history of the competition for the Lionesses.

  8. 'England need different options'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    We praised Lucy Bronze and Nikita Parris, this right-hand side of England is such a strength. But going forward, teams will watch this and nullify that area, so what else are we creating through the middle, with Jill Scott and our link-up play? I think we need different options.

  9. Post update

    Here are all the goals in that game. Ellen White's was the pick of the bunch.

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    Video caption: Parris' penalty puts England in the lead

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    Video caption: Ellen White makes it 2-0 to England

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    Video caption: Claire Emslie scores to give Scotland some hope
  10. 'Believe in themselves'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    I do hope Scotland take this second-half performance and believe in themselves. They can take the game to Japan. Japan are not really a team that's physical but Scotland are - and they have the players, like Kim Little, Erin Cuthbert and Caroline Weir that can play.

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    Mike Gee: Scotland can feel rightfully hard done by there, England squandered plenty of possession and chances but the difference was two-fold: Lee Alexander between the sticks for Scotland and that penalty decision.

  12. 'Scotland weren't afraid anymore'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    BBC One

    Former Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay: "Kim Little came into her own in the second half. She connected that midfield to the front line. The lines were much better connected with the passing.

    "That first half's done, we're no longer debutants at the World Cup, now we can go on and play the football. We came out in the second half and were a lot braver.

    "I don't know what Kirsty Smith drank at half-time but when she came on she ran down that left wing and ignited some energy into the team. Claire Emslie did the same on the other side. They weren't afraid anymore, they believed in their ability and it made a difference."

  13. 'We need to be better'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    Teams will be looking at this and will they be worried about this England performance. I don't think so. Yes, England have done well but I don't think they've shown any dangerous signs to make other teams worry and that's what Phil Neville will be saying - 'if we want to win a World Cup, we need to be better'.

  14. Post update

    Pat Nevin

    Former Chelsea and Scotland winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Scotland look to Kim Little and Erin Cuthbert all the time and there was too much space between them in the first half.

    But Scotland changed up their tactics a little in the second half and that changed the game. They will have learned a massive amount today. I think as the tournament goes on we'll see different styles and systems from Scotland because they can play much better than they did today.

  15. 'Had to get that on the board'

    England 2-1 Scotland

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    Video caption: Parris' penalty puts England in the lead

    England goalscorer Nikita Parris speaking to BBC: "My first World Cup, our first win. We had to get that on the board.

    "We knew Scotland would come out fighting and I hope they do well in the tournament.

    "The crowd were shouting VAR, VAR, you just have to stay composed in the moment. We have six games to go, we want to get to that final."

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    Sean: Not the right result but thoroughly enjoyed the Scotland v England game.

    Bill: Always horrible playing Scotland when it's their cup final tie... Glad to get it out the way - good first half from England, nervy second. Onward and upward.

  17. 'A lot they can take'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Julie Fleeting

    Former Scotland striker on BBC Radio Scotland

    The performance first half was nowhere near good enough. We do need to remember England are third ranked in the world and a big force here. 2-1 is not an embarrassing result, though it could have been if they continued to play as they had done in the first half. But I think the players will be pleased with their second-half performance and there's a lot they can take into their next game.

  18. 'It was a lesson'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    England boss Phil Neville speaking to BBC: "I was pleased with the result. The first game is always the most difficult. We set standards and the players have to keep meeting them.

    "We cannot drop below those standards and if we do, we get performances like that second half. We have to be relentless.

    "We want to be here for the next 27 days. I'm the biggest problem, I have to keep delivering those standards. It starts with me, we should have done better.

    "The only concern I had was that I wanted us to pass the ball. At 2-0 we thought it was going to be easy in the second half, it was a lesson that every game is going to be hard."

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  19. Post update

    England have won their opening match of a Women’s World Cup for the first time since 1995. They lost their opening match in 2015 and drew in 2011 and 2007.

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  20. 'England looked tired'

    England 2-1 Scotland

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    Scotland did so well in the second half but, for me, I have question marks over how tired England looked. It was a sloppy pass by Steph Houghton [for Scotland's goal] but it was a running theme. I think Fran Kirby gave the ball away a number of times, we were sloppy in attack.

    This is the first time we've gone into a tournament on the back of a winter league. The league was changed - the WSL - and it's all about being fresh going into World Cups and Euros, but this team looked tired.