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England 10 (White 12,17, Parris 27, Greenwood 37,47, Berscheid og 61, Bright 78,90, Daly 90, England 90)>
England 10 (White 12,17, Parris 27, Greenwood 37,47, Berscheid og 61, Bright 78,90, Daly 90, England 90)
England recorded a second huge victory in five days to leave themselves comfortably at the top of their World Cup qualifying group.
The match was little more than a one-sided 'attack v defence' affair with goalkeeper Mary Earps a virtual spectator all match and the only matter in question was how many goals England would score on the night.
England were on the front foot from the start and Demi Stokes was almost played in by a pass from Nikita Parris and it was not too long before they opened the scoring, Lauren Hemp crossing for Ellen White to guide the ball past Lucie Schlimé at full stretch.
Five minutes later, Leah Williamson and Fran Kirby combined to set up White to tuck home her second goal on the night and 43rd for England, leaving her three behind record scorer Kelly Smith and maybe thoughts at that stage were turning to her catching her in this match.
Luxembourg were working hard to try and keep England out of the area but after failing to clear a Kirby corner, Nikita Parris was on hand to fire in the third goal. Another corner led to England making it four, Alex Greenwood drilling home on the half volley.
The pattern of the game continued after the break and it took two minutes for England to add to their tally. Greenwood, who was playing her 50th cap, marked the occasion with a second goal, a deflected effort from outside the area.
Sarina Wiegman made a triple substitution on the hour and a minute later, they went further ahead, Jessica Berscheid finding her own net when trying to clear. It was the third time over the two matches that England had benefitted from an own goal.
England continued to push forward in search of more goals and the pressure on Luxembourg told once again, Millie Bright guiding a Beth Mead free kick into the net to register her first goal for her country, at the 41st attempt.
England were to find the net three more times in injury time, taking their total to five over the two matches in the stoppage period. Bright netted a second goal after being set up by Mead, then came an emotional moment when Rachel Daly got on the scoresheet, after having recently lost her father. There was still time for Beth England to join the goal spree and take the tally to double figures.
Luxembourg: Lucie Schlimé, Kimberley dos Santos da Graca, Jessica Berscheid, Emma Kremer, Marta Estevez Garcia (sub Jill De Bruyn 62mins), Marisa Soares Marques (sub Aldina Dervisevic 90mins), Laura Miller, Julie Marques Abreu (sub Kelly Mendes 89mins), Gabriela De Lemos Crespo (sub Martine Schon 78mins), Edina Kocan (sub Noemie Raths 45mins), Isabel Albert. Subs not used: Jessica Becker, Anouchka Besch, Lena Krier, Noemie Tiberi, Catherine Have, Kate Thill, Natascha Kremer.
England: Mary Earps, Rachel Daly, Demi Stokes, Leah Williamson, Millie Bright, Alex Greenwood (sub Lotte Wubben-Moy 59mins), Nikita Parris, Fran Kirby (sub Georgia Stanway 71mins), Ellen White (sub Beth England 59mins), Ella Toone (sub Jill Scott 81mins), Lauren Hemp (sub Beth Mead 59mins). Subs not used: Niamh Charles, Sandy MacIver, Katie Zelem, Lucy Staniforth, Carly Telford, Ebony Salmon, Jess Carter.
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