Sarina Wiegman’s side got the three points thanks to Beth Mead’s winner at Old Trafford in front of a capacity crowd. The Lionesses continue their bid to win a maiden major women’s international tournament against Norway at the Amex on Monday evening.
Like England, Norway won their opening game of Euro 2022. Martin Sjogren’s team hammered Northern Ireland 4-1 at St Mary’s to give them a perfect start to the tournament. Yet the hosts will be a far greater challenge for two-time champions Norway.
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The Lionesses lost the last meeting between the two sides with Norway recording a 2-1 win in Bergen. Barcelona midfielder Caroline Graham Hansen found the back of the net in the 89th minute – punishing a mistake – to secure a victory against Phil Neville’s side.
Yet that was just a friendly and England have improved since, going 15 matches unbeaten under Wiegman. Norway are ranked 11th in the world, three places below their opponents.
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How to watch
England vs Norway will be televised live on BBC One.
The game will also be streamed live on the BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
Coverage will start at 7:35pm (UK time).
England vs Norway odds from Betfred
- England – 1/2
- Draw – 16/5
- Norway – 5/1
*odds subject to change
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England did not pick up any injuries against Austria but will be without defender Lotte Wubben-Moy after she tested positive for Covid. Wiegman is expected to make changes to the starting XI with Alex Greenwood potentially coming into the side at centre-back.
Skipper Leah Williamson would be pushed into central midfield – her favoured position – if Greenwood is selected. Fran Kirby may also be rested.
“I don’t think so,” said Wiegman when asked if England are under pressure. “I think Norway has to win too, to be top of the group. We want to win. It’s easy to say that the pressure is on. We know what we want – we want to play our best game, to entertain, and of course to win games.
“Our next game is tomorrow against Norway, so we want to win that game, and that is what we are talking about – develop our style of play, play our best game, do our best, and then we see what that brings us.”
Norway boss Sjogren, meanwhile, has a full squad to choose from and isn’t expected to make changes to his starting XI. Victory against England would all but confirm his team’s spot in the knockout stages of the competition and heap pressure on to the hosts.
“I think England is one of the big favourites for the tournament,” said Sjogren. “I think England feels quite a lot of pressure from being at home, being one of the favourites.”