Competition date 05 October 2019 Competition type A Women's International
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  • goal scored by Debinha
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Phil Neville

FULL TIME: An ultimately disappointing afternoon for the Lionesses, who are still searching for their first win of the season.

90: What a save by Barbara! She did well to once again deny England, but did even better to get back on her goal-line to claw away Staniforth’s looping 10-yard header. 

84: England came close to levelling matters when she got on the end of Mead's cross, but her diving header was well saved by Barbara.

80: GOAL! A late reprieve for the Lionesses as England converted a wonderful 12-yard header, from Steph Houghton's cross, to halve the defecit with 10 minutes remaining.  

74: A double sub for England as Beth England and Lucy Staniforth came on for Parris and Taylor respectively.

67: The Lionesses suffered another blow when Debinha doubled Brazil’s lead. England failed to clear their lines and the South Americans’ No9 capitalised, dinking an effort over Earps and into the far corner.

58: A first change for England as Rachel Daly replaced Nobbs.  

49: The visitors opened the scoring against the run of play after some great work by Tamires. The left-back twisted and turned past Parris before crossing for Debinha, whose downward header crept underneath Earps.

SECOND HALF: Brazil got us up and running again after the break.

HALF TIME: England were on top in the first half but were unable to find a goal their play merited. 

42: Another mistake by the Brazil backline almost let England in again but Mead couldn't quite get on the end of Nobbs's instinctive cross-shot. 

28: Taylor pounced on a mistake in the centre of the Brazil defence but perhaps took one too many touches before chipping her shot over the top.

26: What a chance for Mead! After the Arsenal forward was found by Steph Houghton’s long-range pass, she cut inside, past Giovanna, into the box and bent a low shot just wide of the far post.

11: Another delivery, another opportunity! This time Parris’s header is comfortably saved by Barbara. Bright start by the Lionesses.

9: Taylor bundled home another Mead cross, this time from the opposite side, though the No9 is adjudged to be offside.

8: England’s first real chance fell to Nikita Parris, who was found by Beth Mead’s right-sided cross, but Tamires averted the danger at the cost of a corner.

KICK-OFF: Jodie Taylor gets us under way at the Riverside Stadium. 

England (4-2-3-1): 13 Mary Earps (Manchester United); 2 Lucy Bronze (Lyon), 5 Steph Houghton (capt; Manchester City), 6 Leah Williamson (Arsenal), 3 Alex Greenwood (Lyon); 4 Keira Walsh (Manchester City), 8 Jill Scott (Manchester City); 7 Nikita Parris (Lyon), 10 Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), 11 Beth Mead (Arsenal); 9 Jodie Taylor (Reign FC).

TEAM NEWS: Jordan Nobbs is included in the starting 11 for the first time since November 2018 while Jill Scott makes her first England appearance of the season. Mary Earps is in goal and Lucy Bronze is restored at right-back.

 

 

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England Women are still searching for their first win of the season after falling to a 2-1 defeat by Brazil.

Debinha notched a second-half brace to put Pia Sundhage’s side in control.

Substitute Beth England reduced arrears late on with her first senior team goal but Phil Neville’s side were unable to complete the comeback.

The result was something of a disappointment for the 29,238 inside Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium in what was the Lionesses’ biggest home attendance away from Wembley since the Euro 2005 opener against Finland.

Jordan Nobbs made her first England appearance since November 2018 after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury, while Jill Scott turned out for the first time since the World Cup.

Lionesses England v Brazil Middlesbrough Jordan NobbsLucy Bronze, crowned UEFA Women’s player of the year in September, was restored to her more familiar surroundings at right-back, after starting England’s previous two matches, against Belgium and Norway, in midfield.

As so often happens on home soil, the Lionesses began the game brightly, forcing Brazil onto the back foot from the off.

Jodie Taylor bundled the ball over the line from a Beth Mead cross after just nine minutes, only to be flagged for offside.

Nikita Parris forced Barbara into action with a far-post header before Mead, whose career began in Middlesbrough’s centre of excellence, bent a low shot just wide of the far post after skipping past Giovanna.

The Whitby native came within inches of breaking the deadlock just before half time but she couldn’t quite get on the end of Nobbs’s instinctive cross-shot after a mistake in the Brazil backline.

The visitors made three changes at the break and they paid dividends almost immediately.

Some great work by Tamires allowed her to twist and turn past Parris before finding Debinha, whose downward header crept underneath Earps to give Brazil a 49th-minute lead.

This goal appeared to galvanise Sundhage’s charges, who were the better side for the majority of the second half.

And they turned the screw on 67 minutes by punishing England for failing to clear their lines.

Debinha took full advantage, dinking a shot over Earps and into the far corner.

The hosts appeared shell-shocked and it took England’s introduction to spark a reaction.

The in-form Chelsea striker got on the end of Steph Houghton’s right-sided cross to head home powerfully from 12 yards.

Lionesses England v Brazil Middlesbrough Beth England Goal celebrationThe 25-year-old almost nabbed an equaliser when diving to reach Mead’s centre, but Barbara gathered.

The Brazil keeper did even better in the final minute with a fabulous double save which ensured her side left the north east with a first win over England in three matches.

Neville's charges are next in action when they take on Portugal in Setubal on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, the next home match is a big one: a meeting with Germany at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9 November.

England (4-2-3-1): 13 Mary Earps (Manchester United); 2 Lucy Bronze (Lyon), 5 Steph Houghton (capt; Manchester City), 6 Leah Williamson (Arsenal), 3 Alex Greenwood (Lyon); 4 Keira Walsh (Manchester City), 8 Jill Scott (Manchester City); 7 Nikita Parris (Lyon), 10 Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), 11 Beth Mead (Arsenal); 9 Jodie Taylor (Reign FC).

Substitutes: 12 Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) for Nobbs 58, 19 Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City) for Parris 74, 18 Beth England (Chelsea) for Taylor 74.

Substitutes not used: 1 Carly Telford (Chelsea), 15 Aoife Mannion (Manchester City), 16 Gemma Bonner (Manchester City), 17 Melissa Lawley (Liverpool), 21 Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City).

Goal: England 80

Bookings: Daly 65

Head coach: Phil Neville

Attendance: 29,238

 

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