Player ratings as Beth Mead double helps Lionesses to emphatic win

From Elland Road – England whet supporters’ appetite for Euro 2022 with a thumping 5-1 victory over reigning European champions Netherlands at a raucous Elland Road on Friday evening – the Lionesses’ final friendly on home soil before the tournament kicks off on 6 July.

The two sides – who are both fancied to go deep at this summer’s championships – had played out a tightly contested encounter in the opening 50 minutes. But with the scores delicately poised at 1-1 after Lucy Bronze had cancelled out Lieke Martens’ header, Sherida Spitse missed a spot kick, and England went up the other end…


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