England’s women had a promising start to their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Scotland.
The Lionesses opened the scoring after 14 minutes when a penalty was rewarded. There was some confusion as the referee stopped the game, however, it was soon made clear that officials had pointed out a possible handball. It was about time VAR went in England’s favour as the men’s team had two goals disallowed in their Nations League campaign.
Nikita Parris put the women ahead from the spot kick and after 40 minutes, Ellen White put the Lionesses 2-0 up. England should have had a third but it was ruled offside and Scotland’s Claire Emslie managed to pull one back in the 79th minute. Even though the lionesses have had a really promising opening to the World Cup they really want to win, manager Phil Neville spoke out after the match saying he thought his team could have done a lot better.
Personally, as this was the opening match and the teams are all just finding their feet, I think it’s a great start for the Lionesses and I can’t see them having too many problems in the group stages, but what did everyone else think?
Harry Kane wished the women well as his recent Nations League run came to an end.
A spot of sarcasm when comparing the women’s football to the men’s.
Some agreed with the Lionesses manager.
But most were just impressed and many are commenting on the rising interest in women’s football and the increased fans and viewers.