Ellen White becomes England’s all-time top scorer in record-breaking 20-0 demolition against Latvia – .

Ellen White becomes England’s all-time top scorer in record-breaking 20-0 demolition against Latvia – .

Ellen White broke England’s all-time scoring record for women as the team recorded their biggest ever victory crushing Latvia 20-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.
White scored twice early in the World Cup playoffs to close in on Kelly Smith’s 46-goal mark, then pass it, before completing his hat trick shortly after the break.

She was one of four hat-trick scorers of the night – Lauren Hemp scored four times, while Beth Mead and substitute Alessia Russo also recorded trebles.

Beth England scored a brace, and there were also goals from Ella Toone, Georgia Stanway, with a penalty, Jess Carter, Jill Scott and Jordan Nobbs in a historic night for the Lionesses, who were leading 8-0 at halftime.

The result shattered their previous record of 13-0 against Hungary in 2005.

It was the sixth win in six Group D appearances for England, their first six appearances under Sarina Wiegman – a streak in which they scored 43 goals and conceded none.

After seeing her side beat Latvia 10-0 in Riga last month, Wiegman said in preparation for the meeting that she wanted another ‘ruthless’ performance from England – and that’s certainly what followed. .

Mead started things off with a third-minute finish, shortly after Alex Greenwood fired a shot against the crossbar.

White then tied Smith’s mark in the sixth minute with a magnificent strike just outside the box, before breaking the record three minutes later by scoring from close range with Stanway assisting both goals.

There was no slack for Latvia – 94 places behind England in 102nd in the world rankings – as Mead scored her second of the contest in the 12th minute and Hemp returned home in the 18th for his first international goal. Mead then completed his hat trick with a header five minutes later to make it 6-0.

Some respite for the visitors followed, before a strike from Toone and a hemp header came quickly just before half-time to see Wiegman’s side lead 8-0.

White’s hat-trick was sealed four minutes into the second half when she landed a shot from the edge of the box that goaltender Laura Sinutkina couldn’t prevent from reaching her.

And England hit double digits three minutes later, with Stanway rightly winning on the scoresheet with a penalty following a foul on Mead.

The substitutes started to come in with Carter touching at home in the 56th minute, Beth England scoring again in the 61st and Scott, also introduced from the bench, then making it 13-0 in the 67th.

It tied England with the score for their biggest win – and it was quickly eclipsed as Russo, who had replaced White on time, opened his international account with a header to take the team to 14.

The deluge of goals continued with Hemp scoring his third, Nobbs becoming the last substitute to score, Russo scoring twice in two minutes for her hat trick, and Beth England going on to register her second of the game.

The incredible rout then ended in the 88th minute as Hemp secured his fourth to take the score to 20-0.


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