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Women's Euros: How our City stars fared on Matchday Two

Matchday Two of the 2022 Women's Euros is complete for our City stars.

There were mixed fortunes for our Blue representatives: wins, a defeat, goals and an assist with England and Norway locking horns, and Sweden and Spain in action.

We take a look at how things stand for our players ahead of the third and final group game.

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England and Norway

Six of Gareth Taylor's squad were in action at Brighton and Hove Albion's AMEX Stadium, as England and Norway locked horns in Group A.

Ellen White, Lauren Hemp and Keira Walsh started for the Lionesses, while Julie Blakstad was named in the Grasshoppers' XI, and Chloe Kelly and Alex Greenwood were introduced from the bench.

It was a night to remember for Sarina Wiegman's side, who stormed to a stunning 8-0 victory to secure passage to the last eight.

White bagged a brace to edge closer to Wayne Rooney's all-time England goalscoring record (needing just one more to equal) and Hemp was also on the scoresheet before crafting an assist.

Defensive midfielder Walsh earned plenty of acclaim for her display, and our substitutes also made a positive impact on a record-breaking night for the tournament hosts, who claimed the biggest win in Euros history.

The Lionesses complete the group stage campaign against Northern Ireland on Friday night, while Norway face Austria, needing a positive result to progress.

Stokes will not be available for England due to a minor knee injury. She will follow an individual programme in the coming days to aid her preparation for next Wednesday’s quarter-final.

Spain

Leila Ouahabi and Laia Aleixandri both featured for Spain but could not prevent La Roja from falling to defeat at the hands of Germany.

The pair were both named in the starting XI with Ouahabi playing the full game and Aleixandri brought off with 20 minutes to go.

Klara Buhl and Alexandra Popp were on the scoresheet for Die Nationalelf at the Brentford Community Stadium with two first-half goals to clinch their place in the quarter-finals.

Spain will go head-to-head with Denmark for a place in the last eight on Saturday.

Sweden

Filippa Angeldahl's Sweden took a huge leap towards progression with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Switzerland.

The midfielder completed 68 minutes of the clash at Bramall Lane with the game locked at 1-1, after Ramona Bachmann had cancelled out Fridolina Rolfo's opener with an immediate leveller.

Substitute Hanna Bennison's superb late strike sealed a crucial three points to lift Blågult top of Group C before the Netherlands' 3-2 victory over Portugal.

Sweden face Portugal in their final group game on Sunday with a three-point advantage over the A Selecção das Quinas.

Next fixtures

Northern Ireland v England
Friday 15 July, 20:00
St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
BBC

Austria v Norway
Friday 15 July, 20:00
Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton
BBC Three

Denmark v Spain
Saturday 16 July, 20:00
Brentford Community Stadium
BBC iPlayer

Sweden v Portugal
Sunday 17 July, 17:00
Leigh Sports Village
BBC iPlayer

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