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England 9 (Duggan 1,13,71, Aluko 17, J.Scott 39, Carney 49, Sanderson 55, Stokes 69, Dowie 83)
att: 8,908; at Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
England kept up their winning start to their World Cup qualifying campaign as they scored nine times without reply against Montenegro at Brighton.
Toni Duggan scored her second hat-trick in four qualifying matches to give Mark Sampson victory in his first competitive international in charge, although in truth he may not have learnt too much from the game as England routed a very poor Montenegro side which has only been in existence for three years.
The game was barely a minute old when Lianne Sanderson, playing her first competitive match for four years, slipped a pass to Duggan who fired past Marija Zizic for the opening goal.
Montenegro could have hit back two minutes afterwards when Armisa Kuc latched on to Sladjana Bulatovic's pass and forced Siobhan Chamberlain to save at her near post but the rest of the match from here was one-way traffic.
Duggan had already gone close from an Eniola Aluko cross and Sanderson saw a goal disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper, before Fara Williams' shot was not held by Zizic and Duggan followed to tuck home the rebound.
Zizic saved a free kick from new England captain Steph Houghton and Williams hit the post with a header from Karen Carney's cross but the third soon arrived as Aluko scored her 22nd goal for her country, the Chelsea striker heading in a cross from Jill Scott.
Scott then went from creator to goalscorer herself with a strike from the edge of the area which dipped over the overworked Zizic to put England four ahead at the break.
From the start of the second half, England pressed hard for further goals and displayed a ruthlessness in front of goal not seen for a long time.
Within four minutes of the restart, they went further ahead when Williams fed Carney in the area, where she turned past her marker and drove a shot past Zizic after she had rounded the goalkeeper.
Before the visitors were able to recover, the excellent Sanderson finally got the goal she deserved albeit with a low strike which went in off Jovana Mrkic.
It was now a matter of how many England would score, and who would get on the scoresheet next, and it was to be a memorable moment for Demi Stokes. Alex Scott's cross was not dealt with by the Montenegro defence and Stokes was able to control the ball before drilling a powerful strike home for her first international goal.
Duggan duly completed her hat-trick, and her 12th goal in just 20 internationals, when she curled home a delightful shot from the edge of the area.
England introduced Natasha Dowie as a second half substitute and she had already gone close with a far post header before completing the scoring seven minutes from time with an effort which got past the hapless Zizic.
England: Siobhan Chamberlain, Alex Scott, Demi Stokes, Fara Williams, Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze, Eniola Aluko (sub Jade Moore 64mins), Jill Scott, Lianne Sanderson (sub Ellen White 72mins), Karen Carney (sub Natasha Dowie 59mins), Toni Duggan. Subs not used: Laura Bassett, Carly Telford, Alex Greenwood, Casey Stoney.
Montenegro: Marija Zizic, Zeljka Radanovic (sub Tatjana Djurkovic 45mins), Andreja Vidic, Maja Micunovic, Jovana Mrkic, Milica Vulic, Darija Djukic, Ivana Krivokapic, Sladjana Bulatovic (sub Tamara Bojat 74mins), Jasna Djokovic (sub Nina Vujicic 67mins), Armisa Kuc. Subs not used: Iva Milacic, Irena Bjelica, Ivana Ivastanin, Radosava Kocanovic.
Photos by www.jamesprickett.co.uk:
(top) Toni Duggan scores England's second goal
(middle) Ivana Krivokapic shields the ball from Demi Stokes
(bottom) Lianne Sanderson rounds Marija Zizic
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