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White delight on historic night


ELLEN WHITE became England’s all-time leading goalscorer last night as the Lionesses thrashed Latvia 20-0 to record their biggest ever win. White started the game with 45 internatio­nal goals — one behind Kelly Smith — but took only nine minutes to score the two she needed to break the record, then claimed her hat-trick in the second half. Beth Mead had opened the scoring in the third minute and after White’s recordbrea­king moment she added another, before Lauren

Hemp scored her first England goal. There was still time for Mead to grab her hat-trick before Ella Toone added her name to the scoresheet. Hemp made it 8-0 before half-time. After White sealed her treble in style, Georgia

Stanway converted a penalty and Jess Carter broke her England duck. Beth England headed in the 12th on the hour before Jill Scott made it 13-0, equalling the record-winning margin set in 2005 against Hungary. That was broken when Alessia Russo scored in the 70th minute. Hemp then grabbed her hat-trick before Jordan Nobbs got in on the act. Russo scored her second and third to make it four hat-tricks and 18-0. England then struck again before Hemp grabbed her fourth to complete the 20-0 rout.

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