England's Lionesses send Euro records tumbling in 8-0 demolition of Norway

England sent a statement of intent to the contenders for this summer's Women’s European Championship crown, courtesy of a record-setting win over Norway on Monday evening.

The Lionesses, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

After kicking the nation's pursuit of Euro 2022 glory into gear courtesy of a hard-fought 1-0 downing of Austria, Sarina Wiegman's troops turned their attentions towards a meeting with the aforementioned Norway, eyeing a 2nd successive three-point haul.

And, when all was said and done, make it two wins from two is precisely what England managed. Safe to say, though, that their latest triumph proved considerably more straightforward.

This came as an absolutely rampant display ultimately culminated in the Lionesses running out 8-0 winners at the Falmer Stadium.

Beth Mead proved the star of the show, bagging a hat-trick, with Ellen White's brace having been added to by strikes on the part of all of Georgia Stanway, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo, to round out what proved a historic night for all associated with women's football in England.

And such stellar efforts on the part of Wiegman's side, as alluded to above, have since seen the Lionesses etch their names into the history books.

First, inside the opening 45 minutes of play, England equalled the benchmark for the most goals ever scored in a fixture at the Women's European Championships:

Then, before even taking their 8th of the night into account, the tournament hosts established themselves as the first country (men's or women's) to ever notch seven goals in a single Euros outing.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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