54 min: Julie Nelson clears a Georgia Stanway cross from the best to offer her group short-term respite.
52 min: England substitute Ella Toone tries her luck from distance. Large.
51 min: Northern Eire win a free-kick and Chloe McCarron’s supply into the England penalty space is superb. There’s no person available to divert the ball goalwards and the ball bounces vast.
GOAL! England 4-Zero Northern Eire (White 48)
A hat-trick for Ellen White. It’s three on the day and 39 in an England shirt for Ellen White. She turns Julie Nelson on the sting of the Northern Eire penalty space to run on to a by means of ball from Jill Scott and slots the ball into the underside nook.
48 min: Ella Toone threads a terrific through-ball into the Northern Eire penalty space, however Ellen White is unable to transform the prospect.
47 min: Northern Eire decide up the place they left off, giving the ball away simply outdoors their very own penalty space. They get away with it, however solely simply … a final ditch deal with prevening Lauren Hemp from scoring.
Second half: England 3-Zero Northern Eire
Second half: Play resumes, with England taking part in into the robust wind on this second half. Will the weather have an effect on their dominance? Manchester United’s Ella Toone is on for her England debut instead of Jordan Nobbs. Congratulations to her.
Half-time: England 3-Zero Northern Eire
Peep! It’s half-time at St George’s Park, the place England are comfortably forward courtesy of an Ellen White brace and a aim from Lucy Bronze. Northern Eire have been charitable, repeatedly gifting possession to their hosts and getting punished accordingly.
44 min: Northern Eire present possession to England midway inside their very own half once more. They’re actually not making life simple for themselves.
42 min: Becky Flaherty denies Ellen White her hat-trick, diving low to her left to maintain out a low effort from the sting of the penalty space.
41 min: As we strategy half-time, England are utterly within the ascendency. It’s no nice shock, as they’re full-time professionals and most of Northern Eire’s gamers are semi-pros with correct jobs. Certainly, a few their gamers had been unavailable for choice immediately due to work commitments.
38 min: Jill Scott tries to run on to a weighted move from deep however the ball rolls into the arms of Northern Eire goalkeeper Becky Flaherty.
35 min: Northern Eire skipper Marissa Callaghan fouls Jill Scott and England get a free-kick on the best flank. Jordan Nobbs’ supply to the close to submit is classy, however Lauren Hemp skims her diving header vast.
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33 min: Rebecca Holloway dispossesses Rachel Daly with a superb deal with because the England winger cantered down the best flank. She’d been performed in behind the NMorthern Eire defence by Jill Scott, who capitalised on some poor Northern Eire passing to win the ball in midfield. Northern Eire clear the following nook.
31 min: One other good cross from Lauren Hemp out on the left flank for England, however it’s a mite too excessive for Ellen White. She stretches each sinew as she tries to get her head to it.
GOAL! England 3-Zero Northern Eire (Bronze 29)
Lucy Bronze will get between two defenders to poke the ball residence from shut vary after Lauren Hemp had squared it from the left. Atrocious defending from Northern Eire.
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28 min: Lucy Bronze sends a cross arcing into the Northern Eire field and Becky Flaherty flaps at it. She nearly does sufficient to stop the ball dropping into the aim.
26 min: On a uncommon foray into the England half, Nadene Caldwell wins a free-kick for her aspect after being felled by Georgia Stanway. Nothing comes of it and England are quickly again in possession.
GOAL! England 2-Zero Northern Eire (White 23)
Ellen White scores her second of the sport and her 38th for England. She stabs residence on the close to submit after making a lung-busting run into the penalty space to transform a Lucy Bronze cross from the best.
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23 min: From a backpass, England goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck will get what I feel is her first contact after 1 / 4 of the sport has elapsed.
22 min: On the touchline, Northern Eire supervisor Kenny Shiels urges his prices to “loosen up”.
19 min: That aim was within the submit and got here from a Northern Eire error. Not for the primary time, they gave the ball away cheaply and Ellen White pounced to fireside residence.
GOAL! England 1-Zero Northern Eire (White 18)
England lead. Ellen White opens the scoring, placing England a aim up with a medical end.
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17 min: Rachel Daly drills a cross into the Northern Eire penalty space from the best flank. Sarah McFadden places it out for a nook. Jill Scott will get on the top of the following inswinger however sends it vast.
15 min: A Flaherty clearance into the win drops kindl;y for Jill Scott, who advances in direction of the sting of the Northern Eire penalty space. England are utterly dominant right here, helped in no small half by Northern Eire’s lack of ability to win their midfield battles and hold the ball.
14 min: Northern Eire goalkeeper Becky Flaherty tries to lump a backpass lengthy however her kick into the stiff breeze means the ball doesn’t journey too far.
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13 min: England’s Rachel Daly tries a shot from distance however slips as she connects with the ball. Her effort sails over the crossbar.
10 min: Northern Eire are being saved on the again foot however are hanging in there in the intervening time. They hold taking part in the ball out from the again however aren’t significantly good at holding possession of it.
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9 min: A wonderful save from Flaherty, who reacts rapidly to avoid wasting a powerful downward header from Lucy Bronze on the sting of the six-yard field. Alex Greenwood performed a superb ball into the field from deep and the header was robust, however Flaherty displayed the reflexes of a ninja.
Eight min: Becky Flaherty is named into motion once more, darting off her line to collect a by means of ball performed into the trail of Rachel Daly.
7 min: Relentless stress from England, who’ve a powerful wind at their again. They’re passing the ball round crisply, in search of a gap.
5 min: Northern Eire get out of their very own half for the primary time however England are quickly on the assault once more. Ellen White is put by means of on aim by a stunning weighted move from Jill Scott however Northern Eire goalkeeper is fast off her line to smother the ball at her toes. A nook for England, from which nothing comes.
Three min: Lucy Bronze pings a cross into the Northern Eire penalty, the place Ellen White is unable to steer her header goalwards. She received somewhat nudge within the again from Julie Nelson, which didn’t assist her trigger. No penalty is forthcoming.
2 min: Early stress from England. Rachel Daly performs the ball proper and vast to Lucy Bronze, who’s promptly dispossessed by Rebecca McFadden.
1 min: Jill Scott will get an early contact, marauding ahead in England’s first match for nearly a 12 months.
England v Northern Eire is go …
1 min: Northern Eire get the ball rolling after each units of gamers take a knee. Simone Magill does the honours.
The groups are out: There’s a powerful wind blowing at St George’s Park as each units of gamers emerge from the heat of their respective dressing-rooms and line up for the Nationwide Anthems. Will they play God Save The Queen twice? No … simply the as soon as.
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Pre-match presentation: Jill Scott is offered with a commemorative mounted jersey with the quantity 150 on the again forward of kick-off.
England v Northern Eire line-ups
England: Ellie Roebuck, Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood, Georgia Stanway, Steph Houghton, Leah WIl;liamson, Rachel Daly, Jill Scott, Ellen White, Jordan Nobbs, Lauren Hemp.
Northern Eire: Becky Flaherty, Abbie Magee, Julie Nelson, Sarah McFadden, Rebecca Holloway, Chloe McCarron, Rachel Furness, Nadene Caldwell, Marissa Callaghan, Lauren Wade, Simone Magill.
Hege Riise: “As a coach, my model is to pay attention greater than I converse,” England’s interim supervisor instructed a Fifa.com interviewer final 12 months.
“I look to contain my gamers in choices, to offer them belief and in addition, I hope, some calmness to do their jobs. Once I look again to the coaches who received the perfect out of me, I feel I’m fairly related in my strategy. I like shut connections with my gamers, and to be open to talk – not solely about teaching and soccer, however about every part.
“I really feel prefer it’s my duty to deliver one thing to every participant I work with, and to develop them not directly. For me that’s what being a coach is. I’ve by no means had an issue referring to a participant who doesn’t have the attributes I had as a participant. Bringing out the perfect in gamers, no matter their abilities are, is a problem I actually take pleasure in.”
Jill Scott wins her 150th cap immediately
The magnificent Mackem will skipper England on the milestone event of her 150th cap immediately. Suzy Wrack sat down together with her for a chat within the build-up to immediately’s recreation.
Worldwide pleasant: England v Northern Eire
The plush England HQ of St George’s Park is the venue for England girls’s first match in virtually a 12 months as they host their counterparts from Northern Eire in a lunchtime pleasant.
When final they gathered, England had been managed by Phil Neville, who has since moved on to pastures new in Miami following a reasonably mediocre and underwhelming spell in control of England’s courageous Lionesses, so immediately’s recreation marks the primary look of interim coach Hege Riise within the technical space.
Top-of-the-line footballers of her era, the 51-year-old Norwegian has been put in short-term cost of England till Neville’s successor, Sarina Wiegman, takes up the cudgels when her present contract with the Netherlands expires within the Autumn.
As we speak’s match is Northern Eire’s solely scheduled pleasant between now and their Euro 2022 play-off in opposition to as but unknown opposition in April, and can give their supervisor Kenny Shiels a superb alternative to run the rule over his aspect as they face comparatively stiff opposition. Kick-off in immediately’s recreation is at 12.30pm (GMT) however keep tuned within the meantime for group information and build-up.