England vs Norway LIVE! Women’s Euro 2022
England Women secured a safe passage to the quarter-finals of Euro 2022 in the most emphatic fashion by beating Norway 8-0 on Monday night.
The tournament hosts scored six times in a frantic first-half display, with Georgia Stanway’s 12th-minute penalty and a Lauren Hemp finish three minutes later followed by a brace each from Ellen White and Beth Mead.
It was equal to the most goals scored by a team in a Euros match, and England went on to set a new record for the most emphatic victory in a final, overtaking their 6-0 victory against Scotland in 2017, following a substitute effort. Alessia Russo and Mead complete her hat trick.
In pictures | Women’s Euro 2022 (Group A): England v Norway
With the remarkable victory that saw them seal top spot in Group A, the Lionesses will return to Brighton for a week on Wednesday to face runners-up Group B – which includes Germany and Spain – in the last eight.
The demolition work was watched by a crowd of 28,847, from where cries of ‘football come home’ rang out at various stages as England’s unbeaten run under Sarina Wiegman s extended to a 16th game with a 14th victory.
Their group matches end with Friday’s encounter at St Mary’s with now-eliminated Northern Ireland, who lost 2-0 to Austria earlier on Monday.
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Good night and thank you for joining Standard Sport’s live coverage of England’s stunning win over Norway at the Amex Stadium, Brighton.
Pressure, what pressure? The Lionesses sent shockwaves throughout the tournament.
You can read Simon Collings’ match report here.
Sarina Wiegman: England didn’t expect such an easy race
England head coach Sarina Wiegman has admitted she didn’t expect her side to be so dominant as they beat Norway 8-0 to set a new Premier League record Europe.
The Lionesses progressed to the quarter-finals in style and set a new winning record for a Men’s or Women’s Euro at the Amex Stadium in Brighton.
A controversial Georgia Stanway penalty, won by Ellen White, put England on the path to victory, but there was no doubting the hosts’ dominance afterwards, like a hat-trick from Beth Mead, White’s brace and other goals from Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo earned a famous win.
“It was a very special night, we didn’t expect to get such a big win,” Wiegman told the BBC.
Read Wiegman’s comments in full here!
English player ratings
On a night where a few players could have scored 10/10, Simon Collings gave us his verdict.
Read Simon’s Player Ratings here!
Beth Mead: I don’t think I could have dreamed of a Norwegian hat-trick
England treble hero Beth Mead said Norway’s 8-0 demolition was beyond her wildest dreams as the Lionesses booked their place in the knockouts with a record win.
Sarina Wiegman’s side broke the previous record of winning a European Men’s or Women’s Championship by two goals as a Norwegian side – who have been referred to by some as the dark horses – were blown away by the hosts at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.
Ellen White scored twice, while Georgia Stanway, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo also found the net, but Arsenal’s Mead was the England star, after their winner in the opener against Austria with a beautiful triplet.
Read Mead’s comments in full here!
FT: England 8-0 Norway
What. A declaration.
LUCK FOR ENGLAND
90:00 – In added time here and Scott almost taps but can’t quite reach the ball.
OBJECTIVE! England 8-0 Norway | Beth Mead ’80
80:00 – Hats off to mead!
The Arsenal striker launches after Scott’s shot bounces from close range.