Women's World Cup • Group D
  • 2nd Half
  • England (W)
  • Scotland (W)
  • MurrayArnot
  • KirbyStanway
  • Emslie
  • HowardArthur
  • MeadCarney
  • DochertySmith
  • BrightMcManus
  • Docherty
  • 1st Half
  • England (W)
  • Scotland (W)
  • Beattie
  • White
  • Parris (P)

England (W) - Scotland (W)
Women's World Cup - 9 June 2019

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90 + 4' 

FULL TIME! England have survived a fightback from Scotland to secure a 2-1 opening day victory. Nikita Parris scored an opener before Ellen White doubled the lead. The Scots pulled one back through Claire Emslie.


FOUR MINUTES to be added here. Nervy times for England!


It hasn't been a good second half for England, but they should see this out if they manage it properly. Carney has been a real calming influence.


Scotland replace Murray with Arnot


Emslie makes it 2-1. It had been coming.

  • Georgia Stanway
    OffFrancesca KirbyEngland (W)Georgia Stanway replaces Fran Kirby for England.
  • Georgia Stanway
    OnGeorgia StanwayEngland (W)

Georgia Stanway replaces Fran Kirby for England.

  • Claire Emslie
    GoalClaire EmslieScotland (W)GOOOOOAAAALLLL!! It has been coming Emslie doesn't make the same mistake as she halves the deficit. 2-1!
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GOOOOOAAAALLLL!! It has been coming Emslie doesn't make the same mistake as she halves the deficit. 2-1!


Another opportunity for Scotland. Evans crosses for Cuthbert, who couldn't connect before Claire Emslie shoots over.


CHANCE! Smith, who has made a real difference for Scotland, tried a searching ball into the box. Bardsley claims, but England's defence.

  • Chloe Arthur
    OffSophie HowardScotland (W)Howard off for Arthur for Scotland.
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  • Chloe Arthur
    OnChloe ArthurScotland (W)

Howard off for Arthur for Scotland.

  • Karen Carney
    OffBeth MeadEngland (W)Karen Carney replaces Mead for England, who has been brilliant today.
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  • Karen Carney
    OnKaren CarneyEngland (W)

Karen Carney replaces Mead for England, who has been brilliant today.


SAVE! Alexander again, superb save from an England corner.


Karen Bardsley has not had much to do at all today, but she has dealt well with Weir's corner. Scotland enjoying possession right now and confidence is growing.


Scotland, and Little particularly, are beginning to find their rhythm. But they are yet to really test England

  • Kirsty Smith
    OffNicola DochertyScotland (W)Kirsty Smith on for Docherty for Scotland.
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  • Kirsty Smith
    OnKirsty SmithScotland (W)

Kirsty Smith on for Docherty for Scotland.

  • Abbie McManus
    OffMillie BrightEngland (W)Bright replaced by McManus for England.
  • Abbie McManus
    OnAbbie McManusEngland (W)

Bright replaced by McManus for England.


White made it two...


Nikita Parris opens the scoring for the Lionesses.


CHANCE! Parris had options there, but shot over. Should have done better, but Scotland have to weather this storm.


NO GOAL! Ellen White connects with Mead 30 seconds after the break, but the goal is chalked off. Correct call.


SECOND HALF STARTS! Can England cement their advantage.

45 + 2' 

HALF TIME! England 2-0 Scotland. Dominant from the Lionesses with Parris, White and Bronze the standouts.


Two minutes added here.


Mead's free kick is frantically cleared by Howard. Corner headed why by Haughton.

  • Jennifer Beattie
    Yellow cardJennifer BeattieScotland (W)Jen Beattie is booked for a tackle on Parris.
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Jen Beattie is booked for a tackle on Parris.


CHANCE! Just like that, Scotland get a sight of goal; Cuthbert shoots wide after Walsh gives it away.

  • Ellen White
    GoalEllen WhiteEngland (W)GOOOOOOAAALLLL!!! Ellen White makes it 2-0 with a lovely finish. That goal comes at a great time for England.
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GOOOOOOAAALLLL!!! Ellen White makes it 2-0 with a lovely finish. That goal comes at a great time for England.


Another handball shout, this time against Weir, but VAR isn't checked by the referee this time. Play on.


CHANCE! Mead again, after great link play between Kirby, back on after receiving treatment, and Scott, but her shot is weak.


Coming up to the half hour mark, and it is a crucial part of the game. If England can a second, this game becomes very tough for Scotland.


Weir's free kick goes all the way through for Scotland. That is a warning for England.


Lovely move by England and Parris is again at the heart of it, driving from the right. The switch of play to Beth Mead on the left is impressive, but she can't take advantage and nothing comes of it.


OFFSIDE! White finishes well from Walsh's pass but it won't count.


WHAT A SAVE! Bronze gets in again and crosses for White, who sees her effort blocked superbly by Alexander.


Parris' first ever penalty for England. It was emphatic.


CHANCE! Superb linkup between White and Kirby as the Chelsea midfielder hits just wide. The pattern of this game is beginning to cement itself now.


England much more settled now. Parris cutting inside is allowing Bronze to impact the play.


That decision did seem a little harsh against Nicola Docherty, but Scotland have to stay calm.

  • Nikita Parris
    Goal by penaltyNikita ParrisEngland (W)GOOOOOOAAAAALL!! Smashed home by Nikita Parris. That could settle England down. 1-0.
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GOOOOOOAAAAALL!! Smashed home by Nikita Parris. That could settle England down. 1-0.


VAR being checked by the referee for a possible handball against Scotland! GIVEN!


Very open game so far, both sides really pushing on early. Scotland managing to find an outball whenever they go forward. Nikita Parris finding space in the inside right position as Fran Kirby gets forward to join Ellen White upfront.


Bronze gets forward again, but is caught out of possession and Scotland break through Cuthbert, who is marshalled well by England captain Steph Haughton.


Lucy Bronze gets forward for the first time and links well with Scott. Her cross wins an England corner, but it is cleared.


Bright start by Scotland, who aren't afraid to press high. Kim Little already involved. No real chances to speak of but England yet to get going.


Early foul on Jill Scott, an experienced midfielder for England. She could be crucial today.


KICK OFF! Here we go!


National anthems done, teams shaking hands. Nearly time!


The teams are entering the fray! There could be goals in this one...


Little, meanwhile, will be desperate to make an impact this summer after missing Euro 2017 through injury.


Kim Little will be key in midfield for Scotland this evening, while England will look to Nikita Parris. The Manchester City star is Lyon bound after winning the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year. She scored six goals in qualification, too...


Dealing with the pressure will be vital for England both today and this month, but they certainly have a very good record at this level.


Barcelona's Toni Duggan is out injured today? Just how much of a problem will that be for Neville's side? Beth Mead and Keira Walsh are making their World Cup debuts. A huge day for them!


This game is at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, the very venue England's men lost to Iceland at Euro 2016. They'll be hoping for better memories of the stadium after this one!


JUST HALF AN HOUR TO GO! Scotland are making history just making it to their first World Cup, England will if they can win it. Their journeys start today.


There are a few friendships being put on hold today! Erin Cuthbert, Fran Kirby and the experienced Karen Carney are all Chelsea players, with the former going up against her English teammates.


And for all you Scots out there...


You won't need anything other than this as an England fan to get you going.


The last time these sides met, England ran out 6-0 winners. But it is unlikely to be that simple today. Scotland are unbeaten in five, having won four, including a victory over Brazil. England, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back from defeat to New Zealand in a warm-up game last weekend.


What a game we have in store. Scotland are major underdogs coming into this game, but they'll look to Kim Little and Erin Cuthbert for inspiration. Neville shouldn't take the Scots lightly, but with Lucy Bronze and Nikita Parris starting, England will be confident.


Here is Scotland's side...


Here is Phil Neville's side for the game...


Team news should be coming up soon, kick off in an hour. But for now, get in the mood with David Beckham's support for the Lionesses.


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