England 1-0 Argentina: Jodie Taylor winner takes Phil Neville’s side through to Women’s World Cup knockout stages

14 Jun

England progressed to the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 win over Argentina.

Nikita Parris had a first-half penalty saved by Vanina Correa before Jodie Taylor broke the deadlock in the 61st minute.

Jodie Taylor scored her first goal of the 2019 Women’s World Cup
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Now, England will face Japan on Wednesday to determine the winner of Group D.

More to follow.

Women’s World Cup 2019: Predicted England team to face Scotland in France

9 Jun

England’s World Cup campaign gets underway against Scotland on Sunday, LIVE on talkSPORT.

The Lionesses came third in the 2015 tournament losing to Japan in the semi-final before beating Germany in a play-off.

Phil Neville could guide England Women to a first ever World Cup triumph
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Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville will be hoping to add more silverware to England’s cabinet after guiding his side to a SheBelieves Cup triumph in March.

England and Scotland last met at Euro 2017 when the Lionesses thrashed the Scots 6-0 in Holland.

But England midfielder Scott Jill admits they were facing an inexperienced Scotland side two years ago.

She said: “For us, it’s one of the biggest games of our lives.

“I think what’s important is we don’t get lost in the emotion of the occasion and we just stay logical, earn the right to play.

“I haven’t even thought about that [6-0 win], which probably shows how I think this game’s going to be completely different.

“At that time, Scotland had some fantastic players but they probably didn’t have the experience that they’ve got now.

“I definitely think it will be a much tighter affair than the one before. We need to do our best to find time to [block] out all that noise that’s going to be outside.”

England No.1 Carly Telford is expected to start in goal with a back-four of Lucy Bronze, captain Steph Houghton, Leah Williamson, Alex Greenwood in front of her.

Team news

In pre-tournament friendlies, Neville used a 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 formation against Denmark and New Zealand, respectively.

He could turn to experience for the Scotland clash with 136-capped Jill Scott anchoring the midfield with energetic duo Jade Moore and Keira Walsh playing slightly further ahead.

Barcelona’s Toni Duggan and Lyon’s Nikita Parris could operate the wings with Euro 2017 top scorer Jodie Taylor leading the line.

England have never lost a game that Taylor, 33, has scored in.

Predicted England team

Could this be England’s starting XI against Scotland?
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