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England 20-0 Latvia: Ellen White becomes top scorer as Lionesses mercilessly embarrass helpless opponents

It is the biggest victory ever for the team, breaking the previous record of 13-0 against Hungary 16 years ago.

White entered the game with two goals to surpass Kelly Smith’s previous record of 46 goals, which took him just nine minutes. The 32-year-old pulled off her hat trick.

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.

It was the sixth win in six Group D appearances for England, their first six appearances under Sarina Wiegman who saw 43 goals scored and none conceded.

After breaking the scoring record, White said, “I just feel really, really emotional about it. We have been talking about it for a long time and I am very proud of it.

“I’m really proud of the girls tonight, we have so many girls who scored their first goal for England.”

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


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