Qualifying round (Group 1 : ENG / CZE / ESP / BLR / NIR) - 06/03/2008 - 20:30CET (19:30 local time) - Mourneview Park - Lurgan
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Williams and White seal win

Published: Thursday 6 March 2008, 15.00CET
Northern Ireland 0-2 England
England kept up their perfect record in Group 1 with goals from Fara Williams and Faye White.
Williams and White seal win
Fara Williams celebrates opening the scoring ©Sportsfile

Standings

Group 1 : ENG / CZE / ESP / BLR / NIR

PPts
England England412
Spain Spain47
Czech Republic Czech Republic37
Belarus Belarus43
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland50
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Thursday 6 March 2008, 15.00CET

Williams and White seal win

Northern Ireland 0-2 England
England kept up their perfect record in Group 1 with goals from Fara Williams and Faye White.

England kept up their perfect record in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1 as goals from Fara Williams and Faye White gave them victory in Northern Ireland.

Five-point gap
Hope Powell's side began their campaign with a 4-0 home win against Northern Ireland, and this result takes their points tally to 12 in four games, though the home team did not make it easy for them on a windy night in Lurgan. And key England player Kelly Smith, who missed an early penalty, later received a booking that leaves her suspended for the 20 March visit of the unbeaten Czech Republic, who like Spain are five points adrift of the leaders.

Deadlock broken
Smith nearly opened the scoring in the sixth minute but her shot hit the post after she was set up by Anita Asante. And not long afterwards Smith was tripped in the box by Una Harkin but her spot-kick and subsequent effort on the rebound were both saved by Northern Ireland goalkeeper Emma Higgins. Instead it fell to Williams to break the deadlock, tapping in from close range after Smith's strike was blocked.

Victory sealed
Higgins again denied Smith early in the second half and the home defence continued to have their hands full. The second goal arrived six minutes from the end when England captain White shot into the roof of the net after the hosts, for once, were unable to clear. The preliminary round qualifiers remain without a point and return to action on 26 April in the Czech Republic.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.52CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

England

England

1
HigginsEmma Higgins (GK)
1
ChamberlainSiobhan Chamberlain (GK)
2
McGovernAine McGovern
2
A. ScottAlex Scott
Substitution71
3
BailieKelly Bailie (C)
3
StoneyCasey Stoney
4
HuttonAshley Hutton
4
AsanteAnita Asante
5
NelsonJulie Nelson
5
F. WhiteFaye White (C)
Goal84
6
HarkinUna Harkin
6
PhillipMary Phillip
7
McKennaHelen McKenna
7
CarneyKaren Carney
8
TurnerKim Turner
8
J. ScottJill Scott
9
McFaddenSarah McFadden
Substitution83
9
K. SmithKelly Smith
Yellow Card78
10
BoothSarah Booth
Substitution66
10
WilliamsFara Williams
Goal19
11
VanceDemi Vance
11
YankeyRachel Yankey

Substitutes

12
PlattAngela Platt (GK)
13
TelfordCarly Telford (GK)
13
CorishRebecca Corish
Substitution66
12
JohnsonLindsay Johnson
Substitution71
14
GiltespleLaura Giltesple
14
SandersonLianne Sanderson
15
CaldwellNadene Caldwell
15
UnittRachel Unitt
16
McCannAmy McCann
Substitution83
16
HandleyJody Handley
17
CarsonClare Carson
17
BassettLaura Bassett
18
PattersonLynsey Patterson
18
WestwoodEmily Westwood

Coach

Alfie Wylie (NIR) Hope Powell (ENG)

Referee

Silvia Spinelli (ITA)

Assistant referees

Cristina Cini (ITA), Romina Santuari (ITA)

Fourth official

Claire Noble (NIR)

Legend:

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