• Japan 0-3 England
• Staniforth 12; Carney 23; Mead 30
A stunning three goals in 30 minutes against their World Cup Group D opponents, Japan, handed England a first-ever SheBelieves Cup at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. This may just be a friendly tournament and both teams may have played weakened sides, neither wanting to show their hand ahead of their meeting in the summer, but the manner of Lionesses’ performance will excite ahead of France.
Jodie Taylor, handed her first start, led the line brilliantly, providing two assists – the first to Lucy Staniforth, the second to Karen Carney – while Beth Mead reiterated her claim for a more regular starting spot with a blistering near-post strike to treble the margin.
Source: Football News
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