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Three out of three for England
 Women's Football Euros News - 30 Jul 2017
Euros News - Three out of three for England - 30 Jul 2017 - Women's Football NewsEngland 2 (Duggan 7, Parris 48) Portugal 1 (Mendes 17)
England completed a 100% record in Group D after a goal early in each half proved to be enough to give them victory against Portugal.
Ten changes were made to England's starting line up with Millie Bright the only player keeping her place from the win against Spain, and in truth they were nowhere near their best against a spirited Portuguese side who would have gone through with them had they earned a draw.
With only seven minutes on the clock, England were in front with their first attempt on goal, which had been gift wrapped to Toni Duggan on the occasion of her 50th cap. After receiving a back pass from Ana Borges, Patricia Morais miscued her clearance straight to Duggan, who steadied herself before deftly lobbing the ball over the stranded keeper for the opener.
England's lead lasted just ten minutes though; Claudia Neto slid a path into the path of Diana Silva, whose intital cross was blocked by Laura Bassett but at the second attempt, Silva this time picked Carolina Mendes at the far post to tap in from close range.
The pace of Diana Silva was causing England some problems and the same two nearly combined to put Portugal in front, a sliding Mendes narrowly failing to reach Silva's cross on this occasion.
The scores were level at half time but England regained the lead within three minutes of the restart. After Duggan had flicked on a goal kick, Izzy Christiansen's pass was chased down by Nikita Parris who held off the attentions of two defenders before sliding her shot underneath Morais as she advanced.
The second half was a largely scrappy affair littered with free kicks and opportunities were scarce for both sides. Dolores Silva drilled a 25-yard free kick just wide whilst at the other end, Bassett had a shot charged down following a corner.
There was one more chance for Portugal in injury time, a volley from Laura Luis which flew straight at Siobhan Chamberlain. Therefore they must go home, having gone out on the narrowest of margins, whilst England now set their sights on France and a place in the semi finals.
Siobhan Chamberlain, Alex Scott, Alex Greenwood, Millie Bright (sub Jordan Nobbs 60mins), Laura Bassett, Jo Potter, Nikita Parris, Izzy Christiansen, Toni Duggan (sub Demi Stokes 81mins), Fara Williams, Karen Carney.
Patricia Morais, Ana Borges, Silvia Rebelo, Carole Costa, Dolores Silva, Antunes, Tatiana Pinto, Suzane Pires (sub Amanda Da Costa 80mins), Carolina Mendes (Sub Ana Leite 64mins), Claudia Neto, Diana Silva (sub Laura Luis 88mins).
Photos by www.jamesprickett.co.uk:
(top) Toni Duggan lobs England in front
(bottom) Nikita Parris holds off Ana Borges to score England's second

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