Published 30 November 2021 5 min read
England Women's Senior Team
Goals galore as England, and Ellen White, set new records
- B. Mead (3′) (12′) (23′)
- E. White (6′) (9′) (49′)
- L. Hemp (18′) (44′) (76′) (88′)
- E. Toone (42′)
- G. Stanway (52′PEN)
- J. Carter (56′)
- B. England (61′) (84′)
- J. Scott (67′)
- A. Russo (71′) (81′) (82′)
- J. Nobbs (80′)
FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifying
Tuesday 30 November, 07:00 PM The Keepmoat Stadium
HT: 8 - 0
- L. Tumāne (52′)
A record-breaking night in Doncaster as Lionesses clock up twenty goals, with new top goalscorer Ellen White among four players scoring hat-tricks
01 Dec 2021 7:58
Highlights: England 20-0 Latvia
See all the goals as the Lionesses hit TWENTY on a record-breaking night in Doncaster
Ellen White made history as she became the top goalscorer for the Lionesses in England’s record 20-0 win over Latvia in Doncaster.
White equalled Kelly Smith’s record of 46 in the sixth minute, before moving clear just three minutes later as Beth Mead earned a 20-minute hat-trick, one of four at the Keepmoat Stadium, in the first half.
The 32 year old then completed her own treble just after the break as England continued to run riot in the second half by adding 12 goals to secure their biggest win over an international opponent.
Mead got England’s first with less than three minutes gone, with Alex Greenwood beginning the move and Lauren Hemp sending the ball across goal for Mead to fire home the opener.
In the sixth minute, White produced a goal worthy of equalling Smith’s record, with her dipping effort chipping the goalkeeper to double the Lionesses’ lead.
And just three minutes later, she moved past Smith in typical Ellen White fashion, latching on from six yards out before being engulfed by her teammates as she made history.
There was no rest for the Latvian defence as Mead then got her second, sending the ball low into the corner of the net.
From a record-breaking scorer to a first goal for the Lionesses, as Hemp got on the scoresheet with a bullet header to claim her first goal in an England shirt.
Mead wrapped up her hat-trick in the 23rd minute, heading a cross from Hemp into the net as she earned her second treble in Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifying.
No goals came for the next 20 minutes but the ball stayed firmly in Latvia’s half as Laura Siņutkina’s goal was peppered with shots, the comfortable lead allowing players to go for the spectacular.
And Ella Toone did just that, breaking the quasi-deadlock with an audacious strike into the bottom of the net before Hemp got her second after a pinpoint cross from Mead to see England head into the break 8-0 up.
It took White only three minutes after the restart to seal her treble and move to 48 England goals, before Georgia Stanway was rewarded for her four first-half assists as she sunk a penalty into the bottom left-hand corner to bring up double figures.
The momentous occasions kept coming as Jess Carter got her first England goal with Stanway again the provider, before Bethany England deservedly got her name on the scoresheet, heading home in her native South Yorkshire.
Thirteen was lucky for Jill Scott as her header saw England draw level with their record win, matching the 13-0 victory over Hungary from 2005, with Smith getting a hat-trick that day.
Katie Zelem then came on for her debut and was on the pitch to witness Manchester United teammate Alessia Russo score the record-breaking goal and also her first for England.
Hemp ensured her, Mead and White would be fighting over the match-ball, dancing her way towards goal before unleashing a beautiful strike to seal her hat-trick.
Jordan Nobbs christened her return to the England side with a fine finish, before two in two minutes saw Russo also bring up her treble.
England added her second before Hemp moved clear of the rest with four, as England moved into the twenties and ensured they ended 2021 with a perfect record under Wiegman.
England (5-3-2): 1 Mary Earps; 2 Millie Bright (C), 3 Lotte Wubben-Moy, 4 Keira Walsh, 5 Alex Greenwood, 6 Ella Toone, 7 Beth Mead, 8 Georgia Stanway, 9 Ellen White, 10 Bethany England, 11 Lauren Hemp
Substitutes: 15 Jess Carter for Bright 46’, 18 Jordan Nobbs for Toone 46’, 20 Jill Scott for Stanway 59’, 22 Alessia Russo for White 59’, 23 Katie Zelem for Walsh 71’
Substitutes not used: 12 Niamh Charles, 13 Sandy MacIver, 14 Fran Kirby, 16 Rachel Daly, 19 Demi Stokes, 21 Hannah Hampton
Head coach: Sarina Wiegman
Goals: Beth Mead 3’ 12’ 23’, Ellen White 6’ 9’ 49’, Lauren Hemp 18’ 44’ 76’ 88', Ella Toone 43’, Georgia Stanway 52’ (p), Jess Carter 56’, Beth England 61’ 84’, Jill Scott 67’, Alessia Russo 71’ 81’ 82’, Jordan Nobbs 80’
Latvia (4-2-3-1): 23 Laura Siņutkina; 2 Ligita Tumāne, 4 Alise Gaiķe, 5 Evelīna Freidenfelde, 6 Arta Luīze Lubiņa, 7 Signija Šenberga, 8 Viktorija Zaičikova, 10 Anna Kristine Gornela, 13 Sandra Voitāne (Capt), 15 Tatjana Baļičeva, 22 Sofija Gergeležiu
Substitutes: 12 Alīna Skļemenova for Siņutkina 46’, 16 Selga Vitmore for Gaike 46’, 19 Diāna Skribina for Freidenfelde 56’, 14 Viktorija Vingrevica for Šenberga 67’, 17 Ērika Gricijenko for Baļičeva 85’,
Substitutes not used: 1 Asnāte Lindermane, 3 Kristīne Evelīna Lodziņa, 9 Liāna Rožaščonoka, 11 Taisija Smirnova, 20 Nikola Brahmane
Head coach: Romāns Kvačovs
Bookings: Ligita Tumāne
Referee: Veronika Kovarova CZE