Home » News » Football » UEFA Women's Euro 2022: Hosts England Rout Northern Ireland 5-0 in Final Group Game
1-MIN READ

UEFA Women's Euro 2022: Hosts England Rout Northern Ireland 5-0 in Final Group Game

Reuters

Last Updated: July 16, 2022, 16:52 IST

Southampton | England | UK

England's Fran Kirby celebrates scoring her side's first goal of the game during the Women's Euro 2022 Group A soccer match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England, Friday July 15, 2022. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

England's Fran Kirby celebrates scoring her side's first goal of the game during the Women's Euro 2022 Group A soccer match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England, Friday July 15, 2022. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

Sarina Wiegman’s side had secured their place in the last eight with a record 8-0 win over Norway on Monday but carried that momentum into their match at St Mary’s Stadium against opponents from across the Irish sea

England did not take their foot off the gas in the Women’s Euros as they beat Northern Ireland 5-0 in their final Group A match on Friday despite having already qualified for the quarter-finals as group winners.

Sarina Wiegman’s side had secured their place in the last eight with a record 8-0 win over Norway on Monday but carried that momentum into their match at St Mary’s Stadium against opponents from across the Irish sea.

Chelsea forward Fran Kirby opened the scoring with a curling long-range finish in the 40th minute before Beth Mead grabbed her fifth goal of the tournament shortly after to take her top of the scoring charts.

Northern Ireland, the lowest ranked team in the Euros, did their best to stem the English tide but a quickfire double from Alessia Russo shortly after halftime destroyed any hope they had of keeping the score down.

ALSO READ| UEFA Women’s Euro 2022: France Seal Quarter-Finals Berth as Crowds Hit Euro Record High

The evening got worse for Kenny Shiels’s side as an attempted clearance from Kelsie Burrows in the 75th minute looped over goalkeeper Jacqueline Burns and into her own net to make it 5-0 to England.

Austria beat Norway 1-0 to advance as group runners-up, while England will play the second-placed team in Group B in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Read all the Latest News, Breaking News, watch Top Videos and Live TV here.

first published:July 16, 2022, 08:16 IST
last updated:July 16, 2022, 16:52 IST