Women's Team

Hemp, Stanway and Shaw at the double

Lauren Hemp, Georgia Stanway and Khadija Shaw all scored two goals in comprehensive World Cup qualifying wins for England and Jamaica.

The Lionesses thrashed Northern Ireland 5-0 and the Reggae Girlz beat the Dominican Republic 5-1 to round off another positive international break for our City stars.

Hemp struck on 26 minutes to put England ahead in Belfast as she sliced Ella Toone's low cross up and over the keeper to make it 1-0.

United's Toone doubled England's lead on 52 minutes, assisted by Beth Mead.

Hemp claimed her second of the evening on the hour as she took advantage of a fortuitous deflection to round the keeper and make it 3-0.

Then it was over to City team-mate Stanway who bagged two in nine minutes.

England's fourth, on 70 minutes, was another 'Made in Manchester' as Reds winger Toone jinked in from the left before laying a shot pass to Stanway who drilled home from 10 yards.

Stanway's second  nine minutes later was an opportunist finish from a similar distance, this time assisted by City team-mate Hemp who nodded a cross back into the middle for Stanway to prod home.

Lucy Bronze, Keira Walsh and Ellen White also started for England, while Ellie Roebuck and Demi Stoles were unused subs.

Played in front of a record Northern Ireland crowd of 15,348, England moved within one win of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup.


Meanwhile, Shaw also bagged a brace in Jamaica's rout of the Dominican Republic, scoring two in the final 11 minutes after
Jody Brown, Trudi Carter and Tiffany Cameron had handed the Reggae Girlz a commanding lead.

Bunny and co. topped Group C with 12 points, ending the first round stage with four straight wins to advance to the final round of the World Cup qualifiers.

Elsewhere, Caroline Weir's Scotland were beaten by group leaders Spain 2-0.

The Scots remain in second place, and will guarantee a play-off spot if they can win their final two group games.

The only other City star in action this evening was Filippa Angeldahl who came on after 56 minutes for Sweden against Republic of Ireland.

The Swedes, already guaranteed to win Group A, had to come from behind to claim a 1-1 draw.