Ubo­gagu and Stan­way make an in­stant im­pact in Neville ‘fam­ily’

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Sport / Football - By Katie Why­att in Maria Enz­ers­dorf

Aus­tria Women 0 Eng­land Women 3 Ubo­gagu 26, Stan­way 71, Daly 81 Att: 1,000

Chioma Ubo­gagu and Ge­or­gia Stan­way scored on their Eng­land de­buts as an ex­per­i­men­tal line-up over­pow­ered Aus­tria last night.

There is a strong chance that Ubo­gagu still does not know the names of all her new team-mates, such has been the speed of her in­te­gra­tion in the set-up. The for­mer United States Un­der-20s for­ward met the rest of the Eng­land squad for the first time four days ago.

“The play­ers have em­braced her like I’ve never seen any other player be em­braced,” man­ager Phil Neville said. “We’ve taken her into our fam­ily. She never wants to sleep be­cause I think she’s come into an en­vi­ron­ment that she thinks is a re­ally spe­cial one.”

With reg­u­lars Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze mak­ing way for fresh faces, Eng­land took a while to find their stride but led when Toni Dug­gan fed Ubo­gagu to score.

In the sec­ond half, Nikita Par­ris rounded two de­fend­ers and prod­ded the ball to Stan­way to open her Eng­land ac­count. Rachel Daly then added Eng­land’s third, flick­ing home Stan­way’s de­flected shot af­ter an­other debu­tant, Chloe Kelly, had her shot blocked on the line.

Eng­land (4-2-3-1) Earps (Wolfs­burg); Blun­dell (Chelsea), Wil­liamson (Arse­nal), Mcmanus (Man City), Ge­orge (Ever­ton); Car­ney (Chelsea), Stan­i­forth (Birm­ing­ham); Law­ley (Man City), Stan­way (Man City), Ubo­gagu (Or­lando Pride); Dug­gan (Barcelona). Subs Roe­buck (Man City) for Earps, 79; Par­ris (Man City) for Law­ley, 64; Daly (Hous­ton Dash) for Ubo­gagu, 59.

Aus­tria (4-4-2) Zins­berger; Maier­hofer (Weil­har­ter 55), Wen­ninger, Pro­haska (Dunst 55), Zadrazil; Burger (Pinther 76), Kirch­berger, Billa (Klein 88), Puntigam; Feiersinger, Aschauer.

Ref­eree Sul­cova Lu­cie (Czech Repub­lic).

De­but goal: Ge­or­gia Stan­way (sec­ond from right) is mobbed af­ter her sec­ond-half strike

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