England vs Italy LIVE: Lionesses result and reaction as Lauren Hemp scores twice in five-goal win | OneFootball

England vs Italy LIVE: Lionesses result and reaction as Lauren Hemp scores twice in five-goal win | OneFootball

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·27 February 2024

England vs Italy LIVE: Lionesses result and reaction as Lauren Hemp scores twice in five-goal win

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Lauren Hemp scored twice as England thrashed Italy in a friendly to conclude their February training camp in the south of Spain.


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Hemp’s first-half double put England in total control after the Lionesses took the lead in the opening minute through Lotte Wubben-Moy.

The defender’s first international goal, a header from Alex Greenwood’s corner, gave England the perfect start before a fortuitous second from Hemp.

Hemp added her second with a thumping header from Georgia Stanway’s cross, before substitutes Ella Toone and Rachel Daly added to the score late on.

Toone converted Lauren James’ cross with a volley before Daly punished an Italy mistake to make it five.

Italy had pulled one back before half-time, when Michela Cambiaghi slotted past Mary Earps, but England were comfortable winners.

It rounded off a successful camp for the Lionesses after beating Austria 7-2 on Friday night. Follow live updates from England’s friendly against Italy in tonight’s match blog, and get the latest tips and odds on the fixture, here.

FULL TIME! England 5-1 Italy

Sarina Wiegman: “The whole camp pleased me. We played everyone to see what the level is, to see players in different positions and see the connections. To get two big wins is really nice.

On Lotte Wubben-Moy: “She’s taken a step forward, she’s developing a lot - we see that every week with Arsenal.”

On set-pieces: “It’s good to see it has had some effect and we will hope to keep doing that.”

On England’s camp: “Football can change but we have answers on questions we’ve had. There are many positives about this week.”

Jamie Braidwood27 February 2024 19:13

FULL TIME! England 5-1 Italy

Lauren Hemp, speaking to ITV:

“Very good performance, very dominant in possession. I thought we were great and scored twice from set-pieces, which is what we were working on this week. Set-pieces is something we can do better on. We’ve been working hard - I’m happy to contribute even if I didn’t know too much about the first one. The set-piece coach will be buzzing about that.

“The squad is in a great place. We’ll take these two games into the start of qualifying.”

Jamie Braidwood27 February 2024 19:05

England 5-1 Italy

88 mins: Close! Hemp is inches away from her hat-trick! It’s superb from James, who creates a yard before firing a low drive across goal. Guiliani saves well with her feet and it almost breaks to Hemp to head in - but it just came back up too quickly.

Jamie Braidwood27 February 2024 18:49

England 5-1 Italy

83 mins: An England debut for Millie Turner! The Manchester United centre-back replaces Alex Greenwood for her first cap. She’ll see out the final 10 minutes or so.

Jamie Braidwood27 February 2024 18:44

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