Women’s World Cup qualifiers: England put 10 past Luxembourg to make it 17 in two games

England Women beat Luxembourg 10-0 in yesterday’s World Cup qualifier.

Ellen White, Alex Greenwood and Millie Bright all bagged braces last night as they thumped Luxembourg in their second qualifier in a week.

White opened the scoring with her double before Nikita Parris made it three for England on the half hour mark.

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Greenwood added two either side of half-time, before the hosts scored an own-goal and then Bright made it seven.

The Lionesses added an impressive three goals after 90 minutes and ended the game in double figures.

Millie Bright’s brace was her first and second goals for England since making her debut for her country in 2016.

Speaking to ITV, Bright said: “"[It is] a new journey, [I'm] really proud of the team. Sarina [Wiegman] wanted 10 goals and we got her 10 goals, I felt we pushed on from the previous game performance-wise. Everyone is eager to win and we are here to develop as a squad and just really proud of everyone.

"I feel like the curse has been lifted, so I'm absolutely delighted to get one and two. It is massive.”

England’s stunning 10-0 victory over Luxembourg means they have scored an unbelievable 17 goals in two games following their win over North Macedonia last week.

Friday’s tie saw Sarina Wiegman’s side put eight past their opponents in their first World Cup qualifying match with Ellen White (2) and Bethany England (2) getting on the scoresheet once again.

Following last week’s match, Weigman had described the performance as ‘OK’ an demanded a more clinical showing after the team had produced 48 shots - and she definitely got that in Luxembourg.

The two World Cup qualifiers were Wiegman’s first in charge of the national team following her appointment to take over the role from Phil Neville - making her the first non-British permanent Lionesses manager.

The 51-year-old previously managed her home country of Netherlands and took them to UEFA Women’s Championship glory in 2017, as well as finishing as a runner-up in the Women’s World Cup in 2019.

Wiegman has begun her England career in brilliant fashion and will be hoping to continue it in the lead up to next year’s Euro tournament and the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Where does the victory over Luxembourg leave England in the standings?

England’s win over Luxembourg was only their second World Cup qualifier following the 8-0 victory over North Macedonia and so leaves them on six points.

Two other teams in Group D have also won their opening two fixures (Austria and Northern Ireland), however the Lionesses’ astounding goal tally leaves them top of the group with a goal difference of 18.

England’s previous opponents (Luxembourg and North Macedonia) are two of three teams (Latvia) on zero points after two matches.

When do England next play?

England Women only have to wait a month for their next set of fixtures as they take on Northern Ireland in a their third World Cup Qualifier at Wembley Stadium on October 23. The match will kick off at 5:15pm.

Here are England Women’s remaining World Cup Qualifiers...

October 23: England vs Northern Ireland (kick-off 5.15pm)

October 26: Latvia vs England (kick-off TBC)

November 27: England vs Austria (kick-off TBC)

November 30: England vs Latvia (kick-off TBC)

April 8, 2022: North Macedonia vs England (kick-off TBC)

April 12, 2022: Northern Ireland vs England (kick-off TBC)

September 3, 2022: Austria vs England (kick-off TBC)

September 6 2022: England vs Luxembourg (kick-off TBC)