England player ratings vs Norway: Beth Mead causes carnage; Lucy Bronze excels & Ellen White silences doubters

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Ruthless: Beth Mead scored a hat-trick as England ran riot at Euro 2022 (Getty Images)
Ruthless: Beth Mead scored a hat-trick as England ran riot at Euro 2022 (Getty Images)

England booked their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2022 with an emphatic 8-0 win over Norway.

Georgia Stanway opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a penalty and England scored five more before the break.

Beth Mead and Ellen White both scored braces, while Lauren Hemp also found the net during a stunning half of attacking football.

They took their foot off the gas during the second-half but still added one more through Alessia Russo and Mead completed her hat-trick too.

England will now face a quarter-final next week, back here in Brighton, likely against either Germany or Spain.

Simon Collings was at the Amex to see the Lionesses in action...

Mary Earps 6

Had such an easy night in goal that she could have setup one of the deck chairs from Brighton beach to enjoy the game.

Lucy Bronze 8

Just a class above at right-back. Got forward on so many occasions and was involved in several of the goals. Is creating a great understanding with Mead.

Millie Bright 6

Had very little to do really as England bossed the whole game and Norway barely had a sniff going forward. Made one vital clearance from a corner.

Leah Williamson 6

An easy night’s work at centre-back for the captain. Was given time to play out from the back and get her foot on the ball.

Rachel Daly 6

Out shone by Bronze on the other flank, but still had a solid enough game. Made a few excellent tackles when Norway tried to threaten out wide.

Keira Walsh 7

Kept things neat and tidy in midfield with a calm performance. Won the ball and provided a platform for those ahead of her to flourish.

Georgia Stanway 8

Slotted her penalty to get England on their way and had a good game. Wasn’t a nailed-on starter before the tournament began, but she is now.

Lucy Bronze, Lauren Hemp and Ellen White all impressed as England hit 8 past Norway (The FA via Getty Images)
Lucy Bronze, Lauren Hemp and Ellen White all impressed as England hit 8 past Norway (The FA via Getty Images)

Beth Mead 9 | Star player

Caused absolute carnage out wide and finished the game with three goals and an assist. Pretty close to a perfect performance from the winger.

Fran Kirby 8

How delighted England must be to have Kirby back fighting fit again. Looked so dangerous as a No10 and finished the game with two assists.

Lauren Hemp 9

Like Mead on the other flank, she had a brilliant game. Caused so many issues with her pace. Grabbed a goal and assist but could have had more.

Ellen White 8

Questions were asked of her after England’s opening-day win over Austria. The striker emphatically answered them tonight with a brace.

Substitutions

Alessia Russo (White 57’) 7

Off the bench and grabbed herself a goal with a well-taken header. Will hope to start on Friday against Northern Ireland.

Ella Toone (Kirby 57’) 7

A bright cameo from the No10, who went close to scoring on a few occasions. Looks like a valuable impact player.

Alex Greenwood (Daly 57’) 6

On to play at left-back, instead of in the heart of defence, and was solid enough. Hit the bar with a long-range shot.

Chloe Kelly (Hemp 70’) 6

Made a few nice runs during a brief cameo. Highlights England’s strength in depth.

Jill Scott (Stanway 80’) N/A

Subs not used: Carter, Hampton, Stokes, Parris, England, Roebuck

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