England’s women’s football team thrashed North Macedonia 8-0 in the first match of Sarina Wiegman’s reign as head coach.
The england vs north macedonia 2023 is a football match between England and North Macedonia. It was the first game for Sarina Wiegman in charge of the Lionesses.
Ella Toone, a Manchester United midfielder, scored the team’s first goal under new manager Sarina Wiegman.
Sarina Wiegman’s debut game in command resulted in a thrashing of North Macedonia in England’s Women’s World Cup qualification campaign opener.
England put up a display in front of over 8,000 spectators at St Mary’s Stadium to usher in a new era.
Ella Toone scored on her debut, while Ellen White and Bethany England both scored twice as substitutes.
Beth Mead’s goal rounded off a fantastic performance, as the visitors also scored two own goals.
England put up a dominating performance, with 48 shots on target and a chance to reach double digits in what seemed like 90 minutes of offensive assault.
White, Lauren Hemp, Nikita Parris, Beth Mead, and Toone all wasted big opportunities, while Jill Scott struck the crossbar in the second half.
North Macedonia, rated 131st in the world, was never put to the test defensively, and the Lionesses just had too much talent.
England now leads their qualifying group, which also includes Northern Ireland, by one point, ahead of Austria, who defeated Latvia 8-1.
Northern Ireland won their first qualifying match 4-0 against Luxembourg, who will face England next on Tuesday, September 21. (19:15 BST).
Wiegman scores as the young midfield shines.
For the first time, Leah Williamson (second from top right) led the team.
Wiegman said earlier this week that she expected “a lot of goals” from her team, knowing they would have a lot of possession against a lower-ranked opponent.
They came through with flying colors.
While it’s tough to judge their real quality against North Macedonia, who are rated 123 places lower than England in the world, a clean sheet, an attack-minded performance, and a comfortable win means Wiegman’s first game was a success.
It should have been a greater win as well.
The fact that England went into halftime with a 3-0 lead and felt disappointed was an indication of their domination.
In the first half, there were many wasted chances, with goalscorer White saying she was “disappointed” not to have scored more.
But, in the end, England’s performance was very encouraging, given their lack of innovation and cohesiveness during the previous two years.
Leah Williamson, who was captaining the team for the first time, Toone, and Georgia Stanway excelled in midfield, while Mead’s good start to the season with Arsenal continued.
Wiegman will undoubtedly need more ruthlessness in the future, but it was an excellent start to her England career.
Match Player of the Year
Williamson Williamson, Leah
Women of North Macedonia
Number one squad Rechi is the name of the player.
Player namePolozhani is a member of the second squad.
The 16th squad Mustafa is the name of the player.
The 6th squad Kolarovska is the name of the player.
Squad 17 is the seventeenth squad. Dimoska is the name of the player.
Rochi is a member of the 7th squad.
Five-man squad Nikolovska is the name of the player.
Squad No. 19 Petrushevska is the name of the player.
Number four squad Name of the player Mileska
Andonova is the number ten player in the squad.
The 14th squad Dervishi is the name of the player.
The 13th squad Zivikj is the name of the player.
Maksuti is a member of the 9th squad.
Squad number11Name of the player Saliihi
Eighth squad Markovska is the name of the player.
- At 82’minutes, 2Daly was substituted for Charles.
- 63’minutes: 5BrightSubstituted forWubben-Moyat
- 8Stanway At 71’minutes, he was substituted for England.
- At 72’minutes, 9White was substituted by Scott.
- 11Hemp was used in place of Parris for 63 minutes.
Women of North Macedonia
- 13Zivikj Scheduled for 66 minutes
- 16Mustafa86’minutesSubstituted forMileskaat
- 8Markovska 45’minutes subsituted forDervishiat
- 9Maksuti Scheduled for 68 minutes 90+1’minutes substituted for Dimoskaat
Mara Dolores Martnez Madrona is the referee.
England 8, North Macedonia Women 0 is the final score.
England 8, North Macedonia Women 0 at the conclusion of the second half.
The attempt has been saved. Right footed shot by Beth Mead (England) from outside the box is saved in the center of the goal. Leah Williamson assisted.
Goal! Women’s England 8, North Macedonia 0 England’s Beth Mead hits the bottom left corner with a right-footed strike from the left side of the area. Bethany England was a big help.
North Macedonia Women’s Substitution Ilza Maksuti is replaced by Teodora Dimoska.
Goal! Women’s England 7, North Macedonia 0 Bethany England (England) header to the top left corner from close range. Beth Mead assisted with a cross.
The attempt was unsuccessful. The left-footed effort from the middle of the box by Nikita Parris (England) is near but misses to the left. Lotte Wubben-Moy assisted.
The attempt has been saved. Right-footed effort by Nikita Parris (England) from the middle of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Ella Toone assisted with a through ball.
The attempt was unsuccessful. The header from the middle of the box by Jill Scott (England) is just a little too high. Ella Toone assisted with a cross.
England, you’re on the defensive. Alex Greenwood attempts a through pass but is caught offside by Nikita Parris.
North Macedonia Women’s Substitution Hava Mustafa is replaced by Katerina Mileska.
The attempt has been saved. Right footed effort by Bethany England (England) from the middle of the box is saved in the center of the goal.
Attempt was thwarted. Right-footed attempt from outside the box by Niamh Charles (England) is blocked. Lotte Wubben-Moy assisted.
Bethany England’s handball (England).
Attempt was thwarted. The header from the left side of the six yard box by Bethany England (England) is blocked. Nikita Parris assisted.
England’s Ella Toone receives a free kick on the left flank.
Sara Kolarovska was called for a foul (North Macedonia Women).
England, you’ve been replaced. Rachel Daly is replaced by Niamh Charles.
The attempt has been saved. Right-footed effort by Nikita Parris (England) from the right side of the box is saved in the lower left corner. Bethany England was a big help.
North Macedonia Women’s Substitution Afrodita Saliihi is replaced by Kristina Petrushevska.