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England break records in 20-0 thrashing of Latvia

2021-12-01 HKT 08:15
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  • England's Ellen White celebrates after scoring in a World Cup qualifier against Latvia at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. England won 20-0. Photo: AP
    England's Ellen White celebrates after scoring in a World Cup qualifier against Latvia at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. England won 20-0. Photo: AP
Ellen White broke England Women's all-time scoring record as the Lionesses recorded their biggest ever victory by crushing Latvia 20-0 in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

White scored twice early on to take her level with and then past Kelly Smith's mark of 46 goals, before completing her hat-trick shortly after the break.

The Manchester City striker was one of four hat-trick-scorers on the night. Lauren Hemp netted four times, while Beth Mead and substitute Alessia Russo also registered trebles.

Beth England notched a brace, and there were also goals from Ella Toone, Georgia Stanway, Jess Carter, Jill Scott and Jordan Nobbs on a historic evening in Doncaster.

The result smashed the Lionesses previous record win of 13-0 against Hungary in 2005.

England also hit double figures last month when the sides met in Riga with a 10-0 win.

It was a sixth win from six Group D games for England, their first six fixtures under Sarina Wiegman - a sequence in which they have registered 53 goals and conceded none.

They lead Austria and Northern Ireland by five points with four qualifiers remaining.

Elsewhere, Germany kept their perfect record by beating Portugal 3-1.

Sweden are also perfect after a 3-0 win over Slovakia. (AFP)