England 8-0 Norway: player ratings from the Euro 2022 Group A game

England (4-2-1-3)

Mary Earps Difficult to mark the Manchester United goalkeeper as she barely had a save to make. Assured distribution. 7

Lucy Bronze Provided the distraction and physicality that enabled Mead to run riot ahead of her. 7

Millie Bright The Chelsea defender played an important role in this victory by coming out to get tight to Hegerberg when the Lyon forward dropped deep. 8

Leah Williamson Calm and measured, she never let her teammates stray out of position. 7

Rachel Daly Showed why she is keeping her place ahead of the left-footed options with a physical and dynamic showing. 8

Georgia Stanway The Bayern Munich is proving she can provide the defensive discipline alongside Walsh without losing her creativity. Fine penalty. 9

Kiera Walsh The anchor to this newly shaped midfield, her distribution and poise were exemplary. 9

Beth Mead Not only scored a superb hat-trick, but sent over a stream of crosses that merited even more goals. Absolutely unplayable. 10

Fran Kirby A masterly display from the Chelsea No 10 regaining her match fitness. 8

Lauren Hemp Strong, direct, willing to try things that keep coming off. Great supply line and a goal to boot. 9

Ellen White Did you ever doubt her? Scored her first goals since April and could have had a hat-trick. Such a hard-working performance. 8

Substitutes: Ella Toone (for Kirby 58) 6; Alessia Russo (for White 58) 6; Alex Greenwood (for Daly 58) 6; Chloe Kelly (for Hemp 70) 6; Jill Scott (for Stanway 80) 6.

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Norway (4-2-3-1)

Guro Pettersen The Valerenga goalkeeper won the goal of the season in the Swedish top flight last year; here she could do very little about England’s very own goal of the match competition. 5

Tuva Hansen To be fair, not many right-backs would fancy facing Lauren Hemp this year. Kept the team shape. 5

Maren Mjelde Norway’s longstanding captain was easily dispossessed by Ellen White down near the corner flag in the build-up to the fourth goal. 4

Maria Thorisdottir This is a night the Manchester United defender will struggle to forget: on her heels, slow to react to blindside runners, penalised unluckily for the penalty for the opening goal and dispossessed by White for the third. Nightmare. 2

Julie Blakstad The Manchester City left-back was given a torrid time by Beth Mead, in particular, and was booked for an agricultural challenge on the Arsenal winger. 4

Syrstad Engen Kept trying to bring order to Norway’s bedraggled midfield and never stopped running. 5

Caroline Graham Hansen (right) battles for possession with Georgia Stanway of England.
Caroline Graham Hansen (right) battles for possession with Georgia Stanway of England. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Uefa/Getty Images

Vilde Bøe Risa Never got to grips with England’s two No 8s and replaced midway through the second half 4

Karina Saevik Might have done better when picked out by Blakstad, at just 2-0 down, but fluffed a clear volleying chance 4

Caroline Graham Hansen Unable to find the spaces either side of Keira Walsh that could have proved a problem for England. 4

Guro Reiten Such a quality player but ended up having to play more as a wing-back to try and stem England’s flood down her flank. 5

Ada Hegerberg The golden girl of Norwegian football might be questioning her decision to come out of retirement from international football after this! Shackled superbly by Bright. 4

Substitutes: Frida Maanum (for Risa 59) 5; Guro Bergsvand (for Saevik 46) 5; Celin Bizet Ildhusoy (for Hegerberg 75) 5; Amalie Eikeland (for Hansen 76) 5; Elisabeth Terland (for Reiten, 84) 5.

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