Women’s Euro 2022: England set continental record in eight-goal rout of Norway as Beth Mead nets hat-trick

England set record for biggest win in Women’s EURO history.

England have surpassed their own record for the biggest winning margin at a UEFA Women’s EURO final tournament after slotting an unanswered eight goals past fellow Group A rivals Norway.

The Lionesses had made history when they beat Scotland 6-0 at UEFA Women’s EURO 2017, but the 2022 hosts thrilled the crowd in Brighton & Hove with an even more commanding display. Overall, just 13 games have involved winning margins of four goals or more.

Not content with being the only team to have won by six goals at a Women’s EURO, England went two better in their second outing as hosts in the 2022 edition. Sarina Wiegman’s side had kicked off with a slightly unconvincing 1-0 win against Austria, but the floodgates opened as they faced supposedly their toughest opponents in Group A.

Georgia Stanway fired the Lionesses in front from the penalty spot after 12 minutes and they had amassed a record six goals by half-time, with Lauren Hemp grabbing the next before two apiece from Ellen White and Beth Mead. Though the second half was far more sedate, substitute Alessio Russo headed in England’s tournament-record seventh strike, before Mead completed her hat-trick on an unforgettable night.

Source: Uefa.com

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