UEFA Women's European Championships 2017
England 6-0 Scotland
Wednesday, 19 July 2017, kick-off 7.45pm
Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht)
England: Jodie Taylor (10, 26, 52) Ellen White (31) Nobbs (87) Toni Duggan (90)
In the Euro 2017 opening match against England, Scotland lost out 6-0 against the fifth best team in the world.
Despite a bright start, England were dominant throughout and led at the break by three goals. In the second half, their momentum continued and they ran out comfortable winners.
Heads now turn to Sunday’s crucial group game against Portugal in Rotterdam where Scotland will look for their first win.
Scotland flew out the traps at the Stadion Galgenwaard with Jane Ross testing Karen Bardsley through a long range strike which she tipped over the bar.
Within 10 minutes though Scotland were behind when Jodie Taylor darted through the centre of the defence and slotted beyond Gemma Fay.
After 26 minutes, a free-kick wasn’t dealt with in the box by Scotland and Jodie Taylor popped up at the back post to loop the ball into the net.
Five minutes later, Scotland were 3-0 down when a shot cannoned off Gemma Fay’s crossbar allowing Ellen White to slam home the rebound and give England a convincing lead.
At the break, England were ahead by three goals and they made it four moments into the second-half when Jodie Taylor secured her hat-trick by lobbing the ball over Fay.
Later on in the half Jordan Nobbs made it five and with the last kick of the ball, Toni Duggan hit the net to seal a win for England.
Scotland | Fay, Frankie Brown, Barsley, Dieke, Arthur, Corsie (Love, 75), Evans, Crichton, Weir, Fiona Brown (Clelland, 45), Ross (Cuthbert, 63).
Unused subs: Lynn, Alexander, Christie Murray, Leanne Ross, Lauder, Howard, Joelle Murray, McLauchlan, Smith