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England vs Norway LIVE: Euro 2022 result and reaction as Beth Mead nets hat-trick in record goal haul

The Lionesses’ group stage campaign continues as they host Norway in Brighton

Michael Jones
Monday 11 July 2022 22:32 BST
"If they want to be underdogs that's fine" - Wiegman on Norway test

England face their toughest test of the group stages tonight as they continue their Euro 2022 campaign against Norway at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. This crucial fixture could decide who finishes top of Group A after both teams won their opening fixtures.

The Lionesses won the first match of the tournament 1-0 against Austria last Wednesday, with Beth Mead scoring the only goal of the game in front of a record crowd of 68,871 at Old Trafford. It wasn’t the most convincing performance from Sarina Wiegman’s team who will know they need to improve if they hope to defeat Norway and move back to the top of their group.

Norway demolished Northern Ireland 4-1 in their opening fixture in Southampton and took the lead in the goal difference standings. They are a team full of talent including Lyon’s Ada Hegerberg, Barcelona’s Caroline Graham Hansen and Chelsea’s Guro Reiten but their coach Martin Sjogren has stepped up the mind games by calling his team “underdogs” for the match.

Follow all the action from the Amex Stadium as the Lionesses host Norway:


England demolish Norway with record goal haul to cruise into Euro 2022 quarter-finals

To think this was supposed to be England’s most exacting match of the group stage. It did say a lot about the side’s credentials in this tournament, although not in the way many anticipated.

Sarina Wiegman’s side instead offered the kind of night everyone around this team has long waited for. This 8-0 rout of Norway was beyond “a performance of champions”, and one of those demolitions that the real top-tier teams in these competitions are so capable of offering.

It was a great occasion for England, a superb performance, and a particularly satisfying evening for Beth Mead. She plundered a hat-trick, making it look a trick of the mind that she was left out of the Olympics squad two years ago.

Whether it was such a good night for the competition as a whole is a debate that will resurface, and it is true that a team ranked 11th in the world - and one of the more respectable sides at this tournament - just shouldn’t be getting beaten in this manner.

England demolish Norway with record goal haul to cruise into Euro 2022 quarter-finals

England 8-0 Norway: Beth Mead nets a hat-trick as Lionesses score more goals than any other team in a men’s or women’s European Championship match

Michael Jones11 July 2022 22:15

England 8-0 Norway: Five things we learned as Lionesses advance to Euro 2022 quarter-finals in style

England scored six first-half goals, and then added two more, to rout Norway and qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2022.

On an unbelievable night in Brighton, the Lionesses produced the display of the tournament so far in thrashing a Norwegian team ranked just three places below them in the world.

Georgia Stanway scored an early penalty before Lauren Hemp swiftly made it two. Two goals each from Ellen White and Beth Mead made it six before half time. After the break, Alessia Russo made it eight before Mead completed her hat-trick.

While England still have Northern Ireland to face on Friday, they are all but guaranteed to qualify top of Group A and Sarina Wiegman can now prepare her side for the knockout stages.

Here are five things we learned:

Five things we learned as record-breaking England reach Euro 2022 quarter-finals

England 8-0 Norway: The Lionesses became the first team in Euros history to score seven or more goals in a match

Michael Jones11 July 2022 22:11

England 8-0 Norway: Player ratings as Lionesses hit eight goals in record-breaking Euro 2022 victory

England produced a stunning display to thrash Norway and qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2022.

The tournament hosts ran riot in a sublime opening half, following Georgia Stanway’s early penalty.

Lauren Hemp added a quick second before two goals each from Beth Mead and Ellen White made it six before half-time.

Alessia Russo added another after the break as England became the first team in Euros history, both men’s and women’s, to score seven goals in a match, with Mead then completing her hat trick to make it eight.

Here are how the players rated:

Player ratings as England hit eight goals in record-breaking Euros win

England 8-0 Norway: Beth Mead scored a hat-trick, Ellen White got two, while Georgia Stanway, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo added the rest on a record night

Michael Jones11 July 2022 22:07

England through to knockout stages with eight-goal win over Norway

Plain sailing for England’s Lionesses, they’re into the last eight.

Michael Jones11 July 2022 22:02

England through to knockout stages with eight-goal win over Norway

(The FA via Getty Images)
(The FA via Getty Images)
Michael Jones11 July 2022 21:56

England through to knockout stages with eight-goal win over Norway

That result is the biggest ever win in the European Championships (men or women).

Michael Jones11 July 2022 21:54

Full-time: England 8-0 Norway

90+3 mins: There’s a huge roar and cheer for the Lionesses. They’ve demolished the two-time European Champions by eight goals to nil and fly through to the knockout stages with a game in hand.

Phenomenal performance from England!

Michael Jones11 July 2022 21:52

England 8-0 Norway

90 mins: Three additional minutes to play and Norway will be eager to get off this pitch. It’s been a match to forget for the visitors tonight.

Michael Jones11 July 2022 21:49

England 8-0 Norway

87 mins: Ella Toone is brought down just outside the penalty area and England have a free kick in a dangerous area. Beth Mead and Alex Greenwood stand over the deadball.

Greenwood takes it and whips a left-footed effort wide of the near post.

Michael Jones11 July 2022 21:46

England 8-0 Norway

84 mins: Just before that goal, Sarina Wiegman brought on Jill Scott to replace Georgia Stanway. Scott is playing in her 10th major tournament for the Lionesses.

Michael Jones11 July 2022 21:42

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