Fans in the UK who watch women’s football have something to be excited about. England’s Lionesses crushed Russia’s opposition and beat them 3 to 1. With this victory, England takes the helm in Group 1 with 16 points, two points ahead of Wales.
To the delight of all fans and punters placing their bets through the best UK betting apps, England women’s team is playing incredibly. On Friday, England faced Russia in Moscow and dominated them, even without their captain, Steph Houghton. England had two more injuries, with Izzy Christiansen and Jordan Nobbs sitting on the sideline as well. However, the Lionesses made short work of their Russian rivals, even with these hurdles.
The opening goal came in the 22-minute mark. The Citizen’s forward, Nikita Parris scored a beautiful goal off Toni Duggan’s cross. The Russians’ defence was often perforated, which allowed for two more goals that came in 27th and 36th minute of the first half. Jill Scott, who also plays for Man City, scored both of these goals. She is, next to Parris, the driving force behind the team. Interestingly, Scott was injured since November last year when England beat Kazakhstan 5-0. However, she took it upon herself to make up for her absence and managed to do it with two brilliant goals.
But what does this victory mean for England in the long run?
We should also remember that the Lionesses never won the World Cup. However, with Phil Neville leading the team as head coach, this dream seems plausible. Since he took over, England has risen through the ranks and is currently occupying the second place in the FIFA rankings. Undoubtedly, the girls look excellent on the pitch, and Phil Neville has proven himself an incredible leader, but many more teams can threaten England’s progress. However, Phil Neville is confident he’ll reach the winner’s podium, and we are too.