Northern Ireland vs England LIVE! Women’s Euro 2022 match stream, latest score and goal updates today
England look to continue their flying start to Euro 2022 in their final Group A match tonight as they face Northern Ireland at St Mary’s. Top spot and a quarter-final place has already been secured by the Lionesses, after an 8-0 hammering of Norway in their last match, so they have the luxury of a dead rubber.
Despite that, Sarina Wiegman has opted to name an unchanged side once again, keen to keep the momentum going and avoid any slip-ups going into the knockout stages where Spain are likely last-eight opponents. Wiegman herself will be missing tonight, after testing positive for Covid.
Northern Ireland have lost both of their matches so far, against Norway and Austria, and now face in a daunting task in what is their final game of the their first major tournament. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.
70 mins: Northern Ireland having probably their first sustained spell of possession at the back, knocking it around the defence and back to Burns.
England then fly into the press though, Northern Ireland very nearly caught out and they have to just lump it forward.
Dan Kilpatrick at St Mary’s
No signs yet that England are easing off, even with the game won and a quarter-final looming. The hosts are still looking for more goals as we enter the final 25 minutes.
66 mins: Holloway off, Magee on for Northern Ireland who need all the fresh legs they can find. Their first major tournament, such an achievement to make it but it’s going to end with three defeats.
Walsh looks for the ball over the top, Kelly flicks it on but nobody in a white shirt has made the run.
63 mins: Toone vs Burns continues.
The England midfielder is going for goal every time she can even vaguely see the Northern Ireland goalkeeper. Burns up to the task again.
Toone will not be content until she gets her goal, it seems…
60 mins: Kelly on for England, replacing Hemp. So much depth in attacking areas.
Mead stays on, she’ll be desperate to add at least one more to her tally as she goes for the Golden Boot.
58 mins: Toone has space to drive into, no interest in the pass and goes for goal from just outside the box. Not far away from finding the bottom corner.
These substitutes are determined to make an impact!
56 mins: Holloway gets a crucial touch on the ball, Williamson had very nearly put Mead through on goal. Ninth corner of the match coming up for the Lionesses. Northern Ireland being torn apart.
Good punch away from Burns to clear the danger.
GOAL! Northern Ireland 0-4 England | Alessia Russo 53’
RUSSO AT THE DOUBLE!
She is out with a point to prove. Toone fires the ball in, Russo turns absolutely brilliantly and then finishes past the onrushing Burns.
Incredible first touch.
Dan Kilpatrick at St Mary’s
Another well-taken goal by Alessia Russo and with her first touch, I think. If she can get another goal or two here, it may give Sarina Wiegman pause for thought when picking her quarter-final side.
51 mins: Got to feel there are more goals to come from England, they’ve come out in the second-half really up for it.
They’ve now got the record for most goals scored in the group stage of a European Championship. May well extend that in the next 40 minutes.