England ladies’s Euro 2022 marketing campaign obtained off to a profitable begin as they defeated Austria 1-0 within the match’s opening sport.
In entrance of a record-breaking crowd at Outdated Trafford, the Three Lionesses needed to work their solution to victory from a tenacious Austrian facet, with each groups struggling to create any important probabilities within the early levels of the sport.
However the block was damaged within the sixteenth minute when Beth Mead brilliantly managed a cross from Fran Kirby earlier than looping over goalkeeper Manuel Zinsberger, the ball crossing the road simply in time earlier than an Austrian defender hacked it away.
The sport opened then, however frustratingly England have been unable to create any extra probabilities within the first half, as Ellen White missed two nice header probabilities whereas Lauren Hemp made a superb save from a close-range shot.
It was an analogous story within the second half because the hosts managed the tempo of the sport however have been unable to increase their lead and Chloe Kelly fired simply broad after a wonderful counterattack.
It was solid defensive work from Austria, who always looked dangerous but lacked much creativity in the last third, while England goalkeeper Mary Earps was largely unchallenged.
While it wasn’t the most spectacular result, it was a great victory for Sarina Wiegman’s side to build on with their next Group A game against Norway on Monday.
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