#WEURO2021: Scotland score five but Northern Ireland concede six

Scotland won 5-0 in Albania
Erin Cuthbert was on target for Scotland in Albania. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

The latest UEFA Women’s Championship qualifiers included a 5-0 result for Scotland in Albania and a 6-0 loss for Northern Ireland away to Norway.

GROUP A – Danielle van de Donk hit a 17-minute hat-trick and Arsenal team-mate Vivanne Miedema a brace as Netherlands netted eight in Turkey to make if five straight wins.

GROUP B – Italy hit Georgia for six with all the goals coming in the first 52 minutes as Le Azzurre also made it five wins from five. Malta and Israel drew 1-1 to each register a first point.

GROUP C – Reading’s Lisa-Marie Utland scored twce and Chelsea’s Guro Reiten once as Norway extended their winnng start to four fixtures with a 6-0 defeat of Northern Ireland.

GROUP D – Czech Republic – England’s hosts for a friendly next Tuesday – won 4-0 in Azerbaijan to make it 6 points from 3 games but had Petra Bertholdová sent off for two late cautions.

GROUP E – Scotland have back-to-back wins with a 5-0 result in Albania. Claire Emslie and Jane Ross scored in the first half, Erin Cuthbert, Hannah Godfrey and Christie Murray adding one apiece. Finland put four goals past Cyprus to net a third win in as many games.

GROUP F – Hungary gained a first point when holding hosts Slovakia to a goalless draw.

GROUP G – Austria scored all three goals of the game in North Macedonia to move three points clear of Serbia at the top of the table.

GROUP H – Manchester City’s Tessa Wullaert converted a penalty in setting Belgium on their way to a 4-1 success in Croatia, which was just enough to unseat leaders Switzerland on goals scored. Romania overcame Lithuania 3-0 with two penalties and an own-goal to register their first points.

GROUP I – Greece got off the mark with a 4-0 victory away to Montenegro on Wednesday, Germany lead the table with four straight wins while Republic of Ireland have won both their games to date.

The last group games of the calendar yesr are on Tuesday 12 November.

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