Lionesses fight back to beat Dutch, Scotland draw in Belgium | OneFootball

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·2 December 2023

Lionesses fight back to beat Dutch, Scotland draw in Belgium

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Article image:Lionesses fight back to beat Dutch, Scotland draw in Belgium

England’s Ella Toone scores a stoppage-time winner against the Netherlands at Wembley. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

England fought back to dramatically defeat the Dutch in UEFA Women’s Nations League Group A1, while Scotland drew in Belgium.


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The Lionesses go into the final round of group games on Tuesday goal-difference behind leaders the Netherlands, but had to launch a second-half comeback to keep up their hopes of top spot and Olympic qualification.

Victoria Pelova played in Lineth Beerensteyn to open the scoring, the same scorer at it again assisted by Lieke Martens, leaving England with a mountain to climb in the second half.

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England’s Alessia Russo takes a shot during the UEFA Womens Nations League match. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

But Georgia Stanway headed home Lauren James’ cross and two minutes later, Lauren Hemp marked her 50th cap by getting the equaliser.

Then in the first minute of added time, Ella Toone grabbed a decisive goal past Daphne van Domselaar.

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Scotland’s Eric Cuthbert and Belgium’s Laura Deloose fight for the ball. (Photo by JASPER JACOBS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite a draw for Scotland away to Belgium, Pedro Martinez Losa’s side are relegated to League B.

Marie Detruyer gave Belgium the lead on the half-hour mark but it only took four minutes for Scotland to level, as Erin Cuthbert netted from distance.

Jenna Clark headed onto the roof of the net and Amy Gallacher also went close to a winner.

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