SARINA WIEGMAN challenged her goal-hungry Lionesses to be even more relentless in attack after crushing North Macedonia.
The game saw Ellen White surpass Sir Bobby Charlton’s and Harry Kane’s scoring record in an England shirt as the Lionesses romped to a 10-0 win.
Ellen White reached a half century of goals for England as they trounced North MacedoniaCredit: Reuters
Ella Toone netted a hat-trick whilst Beth Mead scored four times taking her World Cup qualifiers goal tally up to 12Credit: Getty
The Manchester City star notched her 50th international goal with Beth Mead bagging FOUR followed by an Ella Toone hat-trick and Georgia Stanway’s brace.
White said: “I’m delighted to reach that milestone, but for me, it’s all about winning and the team winning.
“I love playing for England and I’ll do anything to contribute in any way to play for my country.
“I know my job is to score, but I want the team to win and the three points for us to qualify for the World Cup.
“I’ve been very blessed to have played with phenomenal players in England.
“Kelly Smith to name one, Rachel Yankey, Sue Smith and Fara Williams.
“I feel lucky I was able to be on the pitch with those talents and currently in a squad where I look around and just say to myself, ‘wow’.
Wiegman added: “We wanted to create a lot of chances and score a lot of goals and concede none, so that’s what we did.
“I’m impressed with how we scored the goals and I think we can be even more ruthless.”
The result saw England pick up a third 10-0 away win in the World Cup qualifiers before their Group D clash with Northern Ireland who lost 3-1 to Austria.
And Beth England and Niamh Charles will join the squad before that game following their negative Covid test results with Leah Williamson back in training.
England, who thumped their opponents 8-0 at St Mary’s last time out, got off to a fast start in attack.
They forced a first-minute save from keeper Viktorija Panchurova following Lauren Hemp’s delivery to Stanway with the Man City ace firing the ball towards goal.
It was just another three minutes before England registered their opener with Mead slotting home from six yards out following Hemp’s drive and cross into the box.
Georgia Stanway scored a brace for EnglandCredit: Getty
Wiegman’s aces doubled their lead shortly after White came close to turning the ball home following a pass from Stanway.
And they did so with Mead netting through a stunning cross-shot in the 11th minute.
Ella Toone came close to scoring moments later after latching onto a through ball from Mead
And the Man United playmaker got on the scoresheet near the half-hour stage with a thumping shot leaving the keeper with no chance.
White increased the visitors’ lead to four making the most of Toone’s delivery to direct a header home around the 41st minute
Stanway made it 5-0 near the half-time whistle walloping the ball home after some quick-fire passes with Toone and Hemp.
The second spell saw England show no mercy with Mead bagging two more goals early on to seal her four-star performance.
And Stanway sealed her brace after drilling the ball home in the 55th minute as her side went 8-0 up.
Wiegman shuffled her deck with Jill Scott and Nikita Parris joining the fray before Katie Zelem, Alessia Russo and Rachel Daly came on in the 70th minute.
Lauren Hemp was constant threat down the left for EnglandCredit: EPA
The team went 9-0 up with Toone firing home moments later after an exchange of high passes between Parris and Russo.
And the Man United ace bagged her hat-trick shortly as England rounded off the rout with a tenth goal with the team facing Northern Ireland next.