England hit eight goals without replay against Turkey in World Cup qualifier
England 8-0 Turkey
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015
Group 6 Qualifier
7.05pm, Thursday 26 September 2013
Fratton Park, Portsmouth FC
Live on BBC Three
By Glenn Lavery at Fratton Park
England had a second hat-trick hero inside five days as Toni Duggan's treble helped guide Brent Hills's side to an 8-0 demolition of Turkey.
Karen Carney bagged three against Belarus on Saturday and Duggan followed suit in Portsmouth as England recorded their second World Cup qualifying victory.
Two goals from the Everton striker inside the opening two minutes set the tone as the Lionesses dominated from the first kick to the last.
Ellen White made it 3-0 after being found by Fara Williams and Eniola Aluko essentially ended the game as a contest with a fourth soon after that. Duggan completed her hat-trick and White headed in a sixth, all before half time.
Aluko completed her brace soon after the restart with a close-range header and sub Natasha Dowie sealed the win on 75 minutes, slotting home Jill Scott's pass.
Back to the early moments though and things got off to the quickest of lightning starts with supporters having barely taken their seats when Duggan netted twice from close range to give her side a quick-fire two-goal lead.
Just 50 seconds were on the clock when the forward tapped home Alex Scott's low cross and before two minutes had elapsed it was 2-0, as Duggan steered home Aluko's pass from an almost identical position.
Jordan Nobbs came close to giving England what would have even then been an unassailable lead when she struck the crossbar with a 25-yard free-kick just after the quarter-hour mark.
Turkey rarely threatened at the other end, although Lionesses 'keeper Siobhan Chamberlain had the woodwork to thank midway through the first half when Leyla Gungor's speculative effort clipped the angle of post and bar.
But it was 3-0 soon after as White latched onto Williams's through ball and dispatched with ease.
Aluko then tapped home Duggan's cross just four minutes later, before the provider turned hat-trick hero by slipping the ball under Fatma Sahin when released into the box.
Turkey clearly weren't doing themselves any favours and when they lost possession on the edge of their own area, England punished them again as Bronze found Carney and her cross found White, who headed home before the break.
The hosts eased off in the second half with the game having long been won, but Aluko extended the lead by nodding in White's far-post cross on 49 minutes.
Dowie completed the scoring with a quarter of the game remaining when she picked up Scott's through ball, took it wide and slotted home for number eight.
Steph Houghton, another substitute, and Williams could have made things even more emphatic late on but Houghton's header was wayward and Williams's shot was tipped over the bar.
But England end a morale-boosting week with six points from six in their opening two qualfiers, having scored 14 goals without reply.
And with a new permanent Head Coach to be announced soon, the Lionesses have made the best start possible start to this World Cup campaign.
13 Siobhan Chamberlain, 2 Alex Scott, 3 Lucy Bronze, 4 Fara Williams, 5 Gemma Bonner, 6 Casey Stoney (C) (16 Steph Houghton, 75), 7 Eniola Aluko (15 Natasha Dowie, 59), 8 Jordan Nobbs, 9 Ellen White, 10 Karen Carney (18 Jill Scott, 63), 11 Toni Duggan.
Substitutes not used
21 Rachel Brown-Finnis (GK), 12 Anita Asante, 14 Sophie Bradley, 17 Jade Moore.