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England 4-0 Northern Ireland: Lionesses continue to get off to a perfect start in Women’s World Cup qualification

Beth Mead’s magic bewitches Wembley as the Lionesses maintain a perfect World Cup qualifying record with a 4-0 win over Northern Ireland

  • Beth Mead scored a hat-trick as England beat Northern Ireland at Wembley
  • The Arsenal forward became the first Englishwoman to score a hat-trick at Wembley
  • Lionesses continue to lead their World Cup qualifying group with a record of 100%
  • It took England up to 64 minutes to bring down a stubborn Northern Ireland


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Beth Mead’s heroic hat-tricks from the bench have left Lioness boss Sarina Wiegman with one of the first major selection headaches of her reign.

The Arsenal forward seized her moment in the resounding victory over Northern Ireland, with Wiegman using the star’s cameo as an example to his team that everyone has a role to play before two crucial years.

Mead made history by becoming the first Englishwoman to score a treble at Wembley, as Wiegman’s team also entered the record books by winning for the first time at the national stadium.

Beth Mead scored twice as England dismantled Northern Ireland 4-0 at Wembley on Saturday

Beth Mead scored twice as England dismantled Northern Ireland 4-0 at Wembley on Saturday

Mead and Ellen White celebrate as the Lionesses kept their perfect record

Mead and Ellen White celebrate as the Lionesses kept their perfect record

Mead and Ellen White celebrate as the Lionesses kept their perfect record

“We have a squad of 24 and in one game we can only have 23,” Wiegman said after his team maintained its 100 percent start in qualifying for the World Cup.

Everyone has to be prepared. We are professional players, we want to win games, qualify for the World Cup and prepare for the European Championship.

“ Everyone is very excited about this, but they are also working on their own development within our team, so yes, you must be ready to show what you can bring to the team. ”

Mead brilliantly hooked home from about 10 yards to open the scoring in 64 minutes.

Mead brilliantly hooked home from about 10 yards to open the scoring in 64 minutes.

Mead brilliantly hooked home from about 10 yards to open the scoring in 64 minutes.

Mead had his eye on and scored his second in 10 minutes with emphatically struck momentum.

Mead had his eye on and scored his second in 10 minutes with emphatically struck momentum.

Mead had his eye on and scored his second in 10 minutes with emphatically struck momentum.

MATCH FACTS AND PLAYER RATINGS

ENGLAND (4-3-3): Ears 6; Daly 6 (Mead 64 min, 9), Bright 6, Greenwood 7 (Staniforth 80), Stokes 6 (Walsh 46, 6); Kirby 7 (Wubben-Moy 80), Williamson 7, Toone 6; Parris 7 (England 63, 8), White 6, Hemp 8.

Scorers: Mead 64, 74, 78, England 72.

Manager: Sarina Wiegman 8.

NORTHERN IRELAND (5-4-1): Burns 5; McKenna 6, Nelson 6, McFadden 6, Burrows 5 (Watling 73, 6), Vance 6; Hamilton 6 (McGuinness 64, 5), McCarron 7, Furness 6 (McDaniel 74), Wade 6 (Beattie 81); Callaghan 6 (Wilson 81).

Reserved: Burrows.

Manager: Kenny Shiels 6.

Referee: Ivana Martincic (Croatia) 6.

Attendance: 23.225.

After starting her Women’s Super League season in style with two goals in the Gunners’ win over Chelsea last month, Mead scored with her first touch here before sealing a 14-minute hat-trick in the second half of the Group. D.

The Lionesses did everything but score in the first period and with no advance in the 63rd minute, Wiegman turned to Mead.

In a matter of seconds, the 26-year-old had passed them.

Mead played the full 90 minutes in the opener with Wiegman at the helm and scored the final goal in North Macedonia’s 8-0 win.

But she was dumped on the bench by Luxembourg’s 10-0 hammering and was out once again on Saturday.

The former Dutch boss has a shame of riches when it comes to forwards, with Nikita Parris, Ellen White and Lauren Hemp chosen as triumvirate in the last two games, forcing Chelsea forward Bethany England to wait behind the scenes as well.

England came in at the same time as Mead and made their mark by scoring the Lionesses’ second goal after an excellent ball from Hemp.

Manchester City forward Hemp, who was a constant threat and provided two assists, praised the impact of the substitutes.

“It’s great to have people so they can come and change the game,” he said.

“It just shows the depth and quality that we have in this team.

Beth England doubled the hosts' lead shortly after when she went home

Beth England doubled the hosts' lead shortly after when she went home

Beth England doubled the hosts’ lead shortly after when she went home

“It is an exciting time to be a part of the women’s soccer team, especially with the European Championship and the World Cup approaching.”

The Lionesses continue their qualification campaign for the sport’s flagship tournament in Australia and New Zealand two years from now in Latvia tomorrow night.

Wiegman’s record says 22 goals for, zero goals against and three wins out of three, while the fierce competition for places is a healthy topic.

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