England secured top spot in Group D and a place in the Women's World Cup last 16 on Tuesday in Adelaide after beating China, the Asian champions, 6-1 in an intriguing and exciting display. Goals came from Alessia Russo, Lauren Hemp, Lauren James, Chloe Kelly and Rachel Daly, with James getting two in a fantastic performance.
Lionesses head coach Sarina Wiegman opted to change her team's system for this match and it worked brilliantly, with there only four minutes on the clock when Russo broke the deadlock. From there, it was a one-sided contest, Hemp's cool finish coming before the half-hour mark while James made sure it was 3-0 at half-time with a gorgeous effort from the edge of the box.
China got back into the game when Wang Shuang netted from the spot after Lucy Bronze was penalised for handball, but James restored the three-goal cushion with a delightful side-footed volley before Kelly and Daly put the icing on the cake late on.
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