England blow off the cobwebs

Published: Sunday 13 May 2007, 23.01CET
England 4-0 Northern Ireland The home side recovered from a sluggish start to start their qualifying campaign with an emphatic win.
 

Match statistics

EnglandNorthern Ireland

Goals scored4
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Sunday 13 May 2007, 23.01CET

England blow off the cobwebs

England 4-0 Northern Ireland The home side recovered from a sluggish start to start their qualifying campaign with an emphatic win.

England started their UEFA European Women’s Championship campaign with a 4-0 win against Northern Ireland on a windy afternoon at Gillingham FC’s Priestfield Stadium.

Own goal
The home side failed to get into their stride in the first half, with passes and goalscoring chances going astray, but finally made their dominance count early in the second period as Kelly Smith ran the ball over the line from close range after a Lianne Sanderson shot. Sanderson also played a part in the second goal, as her cross was turned into her own net by Northern Ireland’s Una Harkin.

Cool finish
With their visitors tiring, England continued to pile on the pressure with Katie Chapman plundering a third with an uncharacteristic left-footed strike after 72 minutes. Four minutes later, Sanderson finally got her name on the scoresheet, collecting a ball from Fara Williams before coolly rounding Northern Ireland goalkeeper Emma Higgins to make it 4-0.

Last updated: 14/05/07 18.34CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

England

England

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

5Anita Asante3Kelly Bailie
1Rachel Brown (GK)11Rebecca Corish
2Stephanie Houghton
Substitution78'
8Stacey Hall (C)
Substitution80'
6Mary Phillip4Una Harkin
Goal66'
9Lianne Sanderson
Goal77'
Substitution78'
1Emma Higgins (GK)
7Alex Scott6Ashley Hutton
Yellow Card10'
10Kelly Smith (C)
Yellow Card29'
Goal52'
Substitution74'
2Kellie Leyland
11Sue Smith10Helen McKenna
Substitution56'
3Rachel Unitt5Julie Nelson
8Fara Williams7Kimberley Turner
Substitution90+1'
4Katie Chapman
Goal73'
9Sarah McFadden

Substitutes

14Amanda Barr
Substitution78'
15Sara Booth
15Karen Carney
Substitution78'
18Clare Carson
Substitution80'
16Vicky Exley14Laura Giltesple
Substitution56'
17Lindsay Johnson16Danielle McDowell
12Josanne Potter13Aine Mcgovern
18Faye White
Substitution74'
17Lynsey Patterson
Substitution90+1'
13Carly Telford (GK)12Angela Platt (GK)

Coach

Hope Powell (ENG) Alfie Wylie (NIR)

Referee

Ann-Helen Østervold (NOR)

Assistant referees

Hege Steinlund (NOR), Vibeke Larsen (NOR)

Fourth official

Sian Massey (ENG)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • England

    England

    Next match womensworldcup: v Turkey, 29 July 2010
  • Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Estonia, 24 July 2010
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