Lionesses lift Arnold Clark Cup

Ellen White scores the opening goal for England
Ellen White scores the opening goal for England against Germany. (Karl Newton/Sports Press Photo)

The Lionesses beat Germany 3-1 to narrowly win the Arnold Clark Cup in front of over 13,000 fans at Molineux.

The result put them level with Spain in the tournament table but having scored two more goals, England were winners of  the trophy.

Ellie Roebuck had to make two saves seconds apart from Maximiliane Rall and Lina Magull but in the 15th minute it was England who had the lead, Fran Kirby slipping Ellen White in to score.

From a Lucy Bronze ball into the box, Georgia Stanway volleyed goalwards but the spectacular effort was caught by Merle Frohms.

Leah Williamson conceded a free kick just outside the box five minutes from the break and Magull fired it home via the crossbar.

When the ball came to Lea Schuller in the six-yard box, she could not get a shot away before Roebuck smothered the ball.

Kirby’s goalbound shot was then blocked after Hemp’s cut-back was helped on by White and inside the last ten minutes, Jule Brand headed a couple of feet wide from Sara Dabritz’s cross.

The Lionesses restored the lead on 84 minutes, Hemp driving into the box and her deflected effort slotted home by Millie Bright.

Deep into added time, Kirby surged into the box and got England’s third goal to make sure of lifting the cup.

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