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England’s Lionesses hit Latvia for 20 as Ellen White beats scoring record

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England have chalked up their biggest-ever competitive victory with a 20-0 humiliation of Latvia.

The victory in the Women’s World Cup qualifier also saw Ellen White break the Lionesses’s scoring record on a busy night for the scorekeeper in Doncaster.

White bagged a hat-trick to take her tally to 48 from 101 caps for England, beating Kelly Smith’s mark by two goals.

Ten different players found the back of the net in a one-way encounter, with 21-year-old Lauren Hemp striking four times for her first goals with England.

Beth Mead and Alessia Russo also claimed hat-tricks, with Ella Toone, Georgia Stanway, Bethany England with a double, Jill Scott, Jess Carter and Jordan Nobbs completing the demolition.

England’s previous record win dated back to 2005 when the team beat Hungary 13-0.

England top Group D with a maximum 18 points from six games ahead of Austria and Northern Ireland on 13.

They have now scored 53 goals in the qualifying campaign for the 2023 finals in Australia and New Zealand without conceding, leaving goalkeeper Mary Earps virtually unemployed.

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The scoreboard looked more like a rugby union international as England’s Lionesses dismantled Latvia 20-0 in Doncaster.(AP / PA: Tim Goode)

Latvia are at the bottom without a point, having conceded 46 goals and scoring twice in their five matches.

In Dublin, Ireland also racked up the goals with an 11-0 thumping of Georgia at Tallaght Stadium in Group A.

The home side took the lead in the fourth minute through a Georgian own goal and never looked back.

Denise O’Sullivan led the way with a hat-trick, and things were made worse for the visitors when Maiko Bebia was sent off in the 69th minute.

An irish women's footballer pumps her fist in celebration as she runs away from goal.
Denise O’Sullivan scored a hat-trick as Ireland boosted their goal difference with an 11-0 win over Georgia.(Getty Images: Oisin Keniry)

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