Mary Earps helps England to victory with clean sheet – Man United News And Transfer News



England ladies have gained their opening sport of the Euros beating Austria 1-0 in a tense match.

Three United gamers featured within the squad, Mary Earps, Alessia Russo and Ella Toone and all performed their half within the Lionesses victory.

Toone and Russo started the sport on the bench while Earps, Wiegman’s most popular keeper for the time being, began the match at Outdated Trafford.

Earps had a improbable night time in aim as Austria had been relentless in looking for the equaliser after Beth Mead put England forward.

The shot stopper stored a clear sheet however was labored laborious for it, pulling off two excellent saves in fast succession.

Barbara Dunst examined her first, forcing her right into a diving save to her left which resulted in a nook. She moved her toes properly to get throughout her aim to make the save.

Julia Hickelsberger-Fuller lower inside and obtained her shot away however as soon as once more Earps was there with a diving save to push the ball behind.

Though England had made the breakthrough after simply 16 minutes, earlier than that time, they didn’t look settled, nerves appeared to be getting the higher of them.

As soon as they went forward, although it settled them initially it was an extended ninety minutes and it felt at occasions that they had been determined to cling on.

Toone and Russo entered the sport round 63 minutes in, the Manchester crowd giving them additional encouragement as they stepped onto the Outdated Trafford turf.

They instantly injected tempo into the facet, creating alternatives for his or her teammates.

Russo got here shut herself shortly after she got here on however she couldn’t flip and get her shot off in time and Austria survived the scare.

It was a nervy efficiency, not England’s greatest however the three factors are within the bag.

A document attendance for a Euros match was there to witness the opening sport, 68,871 folks celebrated in Outdated Trafford when the ultimate whistle blew.

England will now face Norway on Monday at 8pm.

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