England became the first team to score six goals in the first half of a game at the Women’s Euros, just 24 hours after France had become the first to score five.
Les Bleues took a 5-0 lead into the break at the New York Stadium in Rotherham on Sunday against Italy, eventually winning 5-1.
However, the Lionesses went one better on Monday at the Amex Stadium in Brighton as they went 6-0 up before half-time against Norway.
In fact, England’s first-half haul matched the most goals scored in an entire match in the tournament’s history. Germany beat England 6-2 in 2009, while England were 6-0 winners against Scotland in 2017 – a record margin.
France: set the record for the largest lead at half-time in Women’s Euros history (5-0).
England a day later: ‘cute’#Lionesses #WEURO2022 pic.twitter.com/gcsiyvAiUw
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A penalty from Georgia Stanway was followed by a goal from Lauren Hemp and two each for Beth Mead and Ellen White as England ran riot over their Group A opponents.
A win would see Sarina Wiegman’s side confirm their place as group winners, which would mean playing in Brighton again in the quarter-finals.