England Lionesses ran riot at the Keepmoat Stadium last night (November 30), putting 20 past Latvia.
The World Cup qualifier saw ten different goal scorers and six names among the assists.
Sarina Wiegman’s side bettered their previous highest result, 13-0 against Hungary in 2005, but seven.
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But it’s Ellen White who stole the headlines after creating her own bit of history.
Much of the pre-match build-up was centre around her pursuit of becoming England’s all-time top goal scorer.
And a quick-fire double inside the opening ten minutes of the game saw her leapfrog Kelly Smith (46), to now sit on 48 goals at the top after a third just after half-time completed the hat-trick.
“It was very emotional on the pitch,” White said in the post-match press conference. “I feel very proud to represent my country.”
“We have some incredibly talented youngsters coming through so I feel very lucky to be surrounded by them; I am very proud.”
Three other players also bagged hat-tricks on the night, with Arsenal’s Beth Mead securing hers in the opening 25 minutes, Man City’s Lauren Hemp scored four with the last coming minutes before the end, and Manchester United’s Alessia Russo had three goals within ten minutes of getting her first making it the fastest Lionesses hat-trick ever.
Other goalscorers included Ella Toone, Georgia Stanway – who earned six assists – and City teammate Jill Scott, Chelsea duo Jess Carter and Bethany England, and Arsenal’s Jordan Nobbs.
The Lionesses are currently top of their qualifying group, with six wins in six.