White nets 50th goal as dominant England score 10


Ellen White is three goals behind Wayne Rooney’s all-time England record

England maintained their 100% record in Women’s World Cup qualifying with a thrashing of North Macedonia as Ellen White moved outright second in the country’s all-time goalscoring records.

White, who netted her 50th goal in Skopje, overtakes Harry Kane and Bobby Charlton and is three behind Wayne Rooney’s England record of 53.

In a ruthless display, Beth Mead scored four and Ella Toone bagged a hat-trick.

The Lionesses remain top of Group D with three qualifying games remaining.

Victory means England move to within touching distance of qualification before Tuesday’s match against Northern Ireland in Belfast.

They opened the scoring through Arsenal forward Mead, who netted two goals in seven minutes in the first half, before doubling her tally after the break.

Toone scored England’s third before setting up White, who headed powerfully across the keeper in the 41st minute to reach another landmark.

The Lionesses, who won 8-0 in the last meeting with North Macedonia in September, were 5-0 up at half-time against the side ranked 132nd in the world.

But with only eight shots on target from 22 efforts in the first half, England had room to improve, and they reached double figures within 78 minutes.

Lauren Hemp was heavily involved as usual – providing two assists in the process – before coming off on the hour, while Manchester City team-mate Georgia Stanway grabbed a brace.

With three games remaining, England sit comfortably top of Group D and still have not conceded a goal in World Cup qualifying under Sarina Wiegman.

White grabs 50th as Mead scores again

Having become the Lionesses’ all-time top goalscorer in November, White is closing in on Rooney’s England record – for both men and women – of 53 goals.

She had plenty of opportunities in Skopje to add to her tally, after hitting the crossbar earlier in the first half.

Hemp was often the provider with her pacey runs down the left but it was Toone who delivered the perfect cross for White’s header.

With White substituted in the 71st minute, it was Toone who stepped up to extend England’s tally and bring up double figures, capping off another good performance from the Manchester United youngster.

Arsenal forward Mead showed her attacking threat once again too – scoring at least three goals in a World Cup qualifying match for the third time in this campaign.

It took her tally to 12 overall in qualification as England notched up their seventh win, having scored 63 goals without reply.

They travel to a sold-out Windsor Park next week to take on third-placed Northern Ireland hoping to extend their unbeaten record under Wiegman in all competitions.

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North Macedonia

  1. Squad number1Player namePanchurova

  2. Squad number4Player nameBoseska

  3. Squad number18Player namePetrovska

  4. Squad number5Player nameNikolovska

  5. Squad number14Player nameJoshevska

  6. Squad number15Player nameVelkova

  7. Squad number21Player nameJakovska

  8. Squad number16Player nameMustafa

  9. Squad number10Player nameAndonova

  10. Squad number9Player nameMaksuti

  11. Squad number7Player nameRochi

  1. Squad number6Player nameShemsovikj

  2. Squad number8Player nameMarkovska

  3. Squad number11Player nameSaliihi

  4. Squad number17Player nameStojkovska

  5. Squad number19Player namePetrushevska

Line-ups

North Macedonia

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Panchurova
  • 4Boseska
  • 18PetrovskaSubstituted forStojkovskaat 55′minutes
  • 5NikolovskaSubstituted forPetrushevskaat 80′minutes
  • 14Joshevska
  • 15VelkovaBooked at 84mins
  • 21Jakovska
  • 16MustafaSubstituted forShemsovikjat 45′minutes
  • 10AndonovaSubstituted forMarkovskaat 75′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9MaksutiBooked at 79mins
  • 7RochiBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSaliihiat 54′minutesBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 2Veleska
  • 3Gjorgjevska
  • 6Shemsovikj
  • 8Markovska
  • 11Saliihi
  • 12Samardzievska
  • 13Nikolova
  • 17Stojkovska
  • 19Petrushevska
  • 20Choneva
  • 23Pavlovska

England

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Hampton
  • 2BronzeSubstituted forDalyat 71′minutes
  • 6Bright
  • 5Carter
  • 3Stokes
  • 8StanwaySubstituted forScottat 61′minutes
  • 4WalshSubstituted forZelemat 71′minutes
  • 10Toone
  • 7Mead
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forRussoat 71′minutes
  • 11HempSubstituted forParrisat 60′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Earps
  • 12Daly
  • 14Zelem
  • 15George
  • 17Parris
  • 18Nobbs
  • 19Russo
  • 20Scott
  • 21Roebuck

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