England talking points: Alessia Russo rivals Ellen White for starting striker place, Fran Kirby back on scoresheet | Football News


One other win and one other clear sheet for England however what are the takeaways heading into the quarter-finals of the Euros? Our England reporter Anton Toloui seems to be into the speaking factors from the 5-0 win over Northern Eire.

Russo vs White

Alessia Russo couldn’t have achieved any extra to indicate she deserves to be England’s beginning striker.

The issue is she is up towards Ellen White, who proved her value with two objectives within the 8-0 win over Norway.

England's Alessia Russo scores her side's fourth goal of the game against Northern Ireland
Russo scores her second aim towards Northern Eire

Any coach would name it a “good downside to have” however with Russo scoring 3 times in three substitute appearances there will probably be requires the Manchester United striker to get her likelihood.

With White being one in every of Sarina Wiegman’s most trusted troopers, that’s unlikely to occur by Wednesday.

The definition of madness is…

Sure, England gained comfortably however the first 40 minutes would have annoyed England’s teaching staff.

England appeared to have solely two plans of assault; a diagonal ball excessive of the defence and overlaps down the wings.

England's Rachel Daly and Northern Ireland's Lauren Wade battle for the ball
England’s Rachel Daly and Northern Eire’s Lauren Wade battle for the ball

Northern Eire knew what to anticipate and tried to hit their opponents on the break.

Higher groups will be capable to punish England if they fight the identical outdated performs over and over.

The return of ‘Tremendous Fran’

Fran Kirby instructed us after the Norway sport she hopes to “get higher because the event goes on” after coming back from a long-term sickness.

Three assists within the opening two video games silenced the doubters and when England wanted one thing particular to interrupt down a defiant defence she stepped up with a beautiful aim.

Fran Kirby celebrates scoring for England vs Northern Ireland
Fran Kirby celebrates scoring England’s opener towards Northern Eire

With Ella Toone wanting vivid off the bench Kirby wants to stay in good kind to maintain her place within the facet.

She definitely proved her value on Friday night time in her first 90 minutes since February.

It is not ‘goodbye’, it is ‘goodbye’

Northern Eire finish the Euros and not using a level and just one aim scored however the influence of their success shouldn’t be measured by wins and losses at this event.

England goalkeeper Mary Earps (right) shakes hands with players after Northern Ireland's Euro exit
England goalkeeper Mary Earps (proper) shakes fingers with gamers after Northern Eire’s Euro exit

The staff has impressed a nation with 1000’s of followers turning Southampton inexperienced during the last couple of weeks and sell-outs at Seaview and Windsor Park within the World Cup Qualifiers.

Attending to subsequent yr’s World Cup is now inconceivable however this staff will probably be stronger for the event expertise.

To not point out what number of extra folks will probably be stepping into the game on account of this facet’s run to the Euros.

Follow Euro 2022 across Sky Sports

Sustain with all the newest from Euro 2022 throughout Sky Sports activities and Sky Sports activities Information this summer season.

Protection will probably be anchored by Sky Sports activities WSL presenter Caroline Barker, alongside Jessica Creighton and Kyle Walker. In the meantime, Karen Carney, Sue Smith, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Laura Bassett will give evaluation all through the event.

They will even be joined by skilled England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Manchester Metropolis defender Esme Morgan.

The pundits and presenters will work from the Sky Sports activities Ladies’s Euro 2022 Cell Presentation Bus, which can observe the Sky Sports activities Information staff across the nation to the assorted stadiums the place matches are being performed.

As well as, Sky Sports activities’ Important Soccer Podcast will probably be rebranded for the event to Sky Sports activities Ladies’s Euros Podcast from 21 June. Hosted by Charlotte Marsh and Anton Toloui, it’ll characteristic unique information and participant interviews along with a powerful programme line-up across the event.

Euro 2022: The groups…

Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Eire

Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland

Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland

Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland

Euro 2022: The schedule…

Group stage

Wednesday July 6

Group A: England 1-0 Austria

Thursday July 7

Group A: Norway 4-1 Northern Ireland

Friday July 8

Group B: Spain 4-1 Finland

Group B: Germany 4-0 Denmark

Saturday July 9

Group C: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland

Group C: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden

Sunday July 10

Group D: Belgium 1-1 Iceland

Group D: France 5-1 Italy

Monday July 11

Group A: Austria 2-0 Northern Ireland

Group A: England 8-0 Norway

Tuesday July 12

Group B: Denmark 1-0 Finland

Group B: Germany 2-0 Spain

Wednesday July 13

Group C: Sweden 2-1 Switzerland

Group C: Netherlands 3-2 Portugal

Thursday July 14

Group D: Italy 1-1 Iceland

Group D: France 2-1 Belgium

Friday July 15

Group A: Northern Ireland 0-5 England

Group A: Austria 1-0 Norway

Saturday July 16

Group B: Finland vs Germany – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK

Group B: Denmark vs Spain – kick-off 8pm, London Neighborhood Stadium

Sunday July 17

Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick-off 5pm, Bramall Lane

Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – kick-off 5pm, Leigh Sports activities Village

Monday July 18

Group D: Iceland vs France – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium

Group D: Italy vs Belgium – kick-off 8pm, Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium

Knockout part


Wednesday July 20

Quarter-final 1: England v Runners-up Group B – kick-off 8pm, Brighton and Hove Neighborhood Stadium

Thursday July 21

Quarter-final 2: Winners Group B v Austria – kick-off 8pm, London Neighborhood Stadium

Friday July 22

Quarter-final 3: Winners Group C v Runners-up Group D – kick-off 8pm, Leigh Sports activities Village

Quarter-final 4: Winners Group D v Runners-up Group C – kick-off 8pm, New York Stadium


Tuesday July 26

Semi-final 1: Winners quarter-final 1 v Winners quarter-final 3 – kick-off 8pm, Bramall Lane

Wednesday July 27

Semi-final 2: Winners quarter-final 2 v Winners quarter-final 4 – kick-off 8pm, Stadium MK


Sunday July 31

Winners semi-final 1 v Winners semi-final 2 – kick-off 5pm, Wembley

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