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England win is Taylor made
 Women's Football News 6 Mar 2015
 
England 3 Australia 0
A Jodie Taylor hat-trick helped England Women defeat Australia 3-0, a result which kept Mark Sampson's side in the running for a shot at a third Cyprus Cup title.
 
The Three Lions, winners in 2009 and 2013, opened this year's campaign with a 3-1 victory over Finland - and the win over Australia has guaranteed them a place in next Wednesday's final against the top side in Group A.
 
Taylor, making just her fifth appearance, fired England ahead early on with her first international goal, a tremendous angled effort, before doubling the advantage on 17 minutes.
 
She came close to her treble strike twice in the second half before finally claiming her hat-trick with a poacher's finish late on.
 
There was still time for Sampson to hand Notts County's Amy Turner, a late replacement for Alex Scott, a senior team debut as England saw the game out with ease.
 
Only Laura Bassett and Alex Greenwood kept their place in the starting eleven from Wednesday, with Chelsea captain Katie Chapman making her first international appearance, her 83rd in total, since September 2010. Liverpool skipper Gemma Bonner was forced to sit out following her red card on Wednesday.
 
Despite the nine changes, Sampson's side got off to a lightning start. The game was just eight minutes old when Taylor broke the deadlock with her maiden England goal.
 
Jill Scott won possession in the centre circle, drove forward and laid the ball off to Taylor on the right-hand side of the Australia box. The Portland Thorns striker took the pass in her stride and unleashed an angled drive which fizzed beyond Matildas' keeper Brianna Davey.
 
Things got even better for Taylor and England soon after. The 28-year-old linked up with strike partner Fran Kirby and beat Davey once again, this time with a curing effort from the opposite side of the box.
 
England 'keeper Karen Bardsley was on-hand to field an Alanna Kennedy free kick midway through the first half but after Taylor's brace there was little in the way of action before the break.
 
Alen Stajcic's side started the second half brightly, with Kennedy again trying to get Australia back in the contest, but shot tamely at Bardsley. Michelle Heyman then tried to capitalise on a slight mix-up in the England backline but hit a bouncing ball wildly over the bar.
 
Taylor almost sealed her treble earlier in the game with an audacious effort from near the right hand touchline, a full 35 yards from goal. Davey, to her credit, back-pedaled and tipped the ball away for a corner.
 
Three Lions captain Steph Houghton came close with a free-kick and Taylor had another attempt, chipping a left foot shot just over the top. But she was not to be denied a third time, and capitalised on a mix-up between Laura Alleway and Aussie sub 'keeper Mackenzie Arnold to roll the ball into an empty net and complete a commanding England victory.
 
With Finland and Holland drawing 0-0 earlier in the day, England have already qualified for the final but round off their Group B campaign against Holland on Monday.
 
England: Karen Bardsley, Alex Scott (sub Amy Turner 88mins), Alex Greenwood, Katie Chapman, Steph Houghton (sub Jo Potter 90mins), Laura Bassett, Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott (sub Fara Williams 60mins), Jodie Taylor, Fran Kirby (sub Lianne Sanderson 71mins), Karen Carney.

Australia: Brianna Davey (sub Mackenzie Arnold 76mins), Alanna Kennedy (sub Nicola Bolger 61mins), Clare Polkinghorne, Laura Alleway, Servet Uzunlar (sub Hayley Raso 71mins), Stephanie Catley, Elise Kellond-Knight, Lisa De Vanna, Katrina Gorry (sub Emily Van Egmond 61mins), Michelle Heyman, Larissa Crummer (sub Caitlin Foord 71mins).

(Report by www.TheFA.com)

 
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