Women's Player of 2014 contender: Lianne Sanderson

Wednesday 03 Dec 2014
Lianne Sanderson scored five goals in 12 matches in 2014

With five goals in 12 games, it’s like Lianne Sanderson has never been away.

Following her four-year international absence, Mark Sampson recalled the then-Boston Breakers striker for his first match in charge, the 1-1 draw with Norway in January.

Lianne Sanderson

Club: Arsenal
DOB: 03/02/1988
Caps in 2014: 12
Goals in 2014: 5

And it didn’t take Sanderson long to get back into the swing of things, netting a match-winning brace against Canada at the Cyprus Cup in March.

The 26-year-old took this form into World Cup qualifying just a month later, scoring in the 9-0 rout of Montenegro in Brighton.

Sanderson was again on the scoresheet as England impressed in beating Sweden in a friendly in August before scoring in the 4-0 victory over Wales that sealed a place at Canada 2015.

And she finished her year by re-signing for Arsenal Ladies.

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By FA Staff