#FIFAWWC Qualifying : Lionesses hit six in Kazakhstan

England starting line-up, including seven senior debuts, for the match between Kazakhstan Women v England Women. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Head coach Phil Neville handed out seven senior debuts as England completed a successful World Cup qualifying campaign by hitting hosts Kazakhstan for six.Despite a much-changed England side taking the field in Kazakhstan, they took less than 10 minutes to open the scoring as Beth Mead converted a penalty she won when brought down by Yulia Myasnikova.

Beth Mead is fouled for the first England penalty during the match between Kazakhstan and England. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

It was nearly 2-0 on 18 minutes when Lauren Bruton hit the crossbar following a Lucy Staniforth corner.

Rachel Daly, who had earlier forced a save from Oksana Zheleznyak, doubled the lead on 35 minutes with the help of Hannah Blundell.

England Lioness Rachel Daly celebrates scoring England’s second goal. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Bruton saw two shots blocked in a matter of minutes before the break but 9 minutes after the restart she set up Izzy Christiansen for the third goal.

Lauren Bruton in action for England on her debut. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Staniforth made it 4-0 on her debut midway through the second half and Mead won a second penalty under a challenge from Kundyz Kozhakhmet but this time she hit the post with the spot-kick.

Lucy Staniforth in action for England on her scoring debut. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

The Lionesses added two goals in the last few minutes, with Mead doubling her tally and substitute Lucy Bronze getting the sixth and last.

Kazakhstan: Oksana Zheleznyak, Kundyz Kozhakhmet, Alexandra Burova, Kamila Kulmagambetova (Svetlana Bortnikova, 74), Begaim Kirgizbaeva (C), Bibigul Nurusheva, Saule Karibayeva (Aida Gaistenova, 43), Yulia Myasnikova Karina Zhumabaikyzy, Asselkhan Turlybekova, Anastassia Vlassova (Adilya Vyldanova, 52)

Unused Subs: Irina Sandalova, Batya Bagully, Mariya Demidova, Assem Zhaksymbay

England: Mary Earps (Carly Telford, 67), Hannah Blundell, Gabby George, Keira Walsh(C) (Lucy Bronze, 62), Abbie McManus, Leah Williamson, Lauren Bruton, Izzy Christiansen, Rachel Daly, Lucy Staniforth

Unused Subs: Jordan Nobbs, Steph Houghton, Millie Bright, Toni Duggan

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