How did the players fare in England's 1-0 win over Austria in the opening game of Women's Euro 2022?

ENGLAND (4-3-3):

7 Earps: Didn’t have a lot to do, but made one crucial save in the latter stages as he turned Dunst’s effort around the post

7 Bronze: Made her usual charging runs down the right-hand side and was rock solid defensively when called upon

8 BRIGHT: Was a rock at the heart of the back four, winning everything that came her way, and produced some superb diagonal passes

7 Williamson: Put a slightly nervy start behind her as she successfully shackled the Austrian attack

6 Daly: Threw herself into some full-blooded tackles, but wasn’t really able to get forward to offer an attacking threat

7 Kirby: Picked up some lovely pockets of space in the first half and set up England’s opener with a perfectly-judged through ball

7 Walsh: Mopped up diligently in front of the back four and became increasingly influential as the game wore on

7 Stanway: Dovetailed with Walsh to provide an effective defensive screen and provide England with a platform to attack from

7 Mead: Caused problems with her direct running before the break and opened the scoring with a deft chipped finish

6 White: Relished a physical tussle with the Austrian defence, but couldn’t quite find the target with a couple of headed efforts

7 Hemp: Created a succession of problems as she cut infield in the first half, although her effectiveness dipped after the break


5 Toone (for Kirby, 63): Wasn’t really able to make an impact in the final third in the final half-hour of the game

5 Kelly (for Mead, 63): Provided a burst of energy, but wasn’t really a factor in the Austrian 18-yard box

5 Russo (for White, 63): Tried to stretch the Austrian defence, but failed to make contact as she looked to turn and shoot

(not used): Hampton (gk), Roebuck (gk), Greenwood, Carter, Stokes, Scott, Wubben-Moy, England, Parris.

AUSTRIA (4-1-4-1):

Zinsberger 6; Wienroither 6, Wenninger 6, Schnaderbeck 7 (Georgieva 76), Hanshaw 6; Puntigam 5; DUNST 7, Zadrazil 6, Feiersinger 6 (Hobinger 87), Naschenweng 6 (Hickelsberger-Fuller 59, 5); Billa 5.

Subs (not used): Kresche (gk), Pal (gk), Degen, Schasching, Schiechtl, Kirchberger, Eder, Makas, Enzinger.

Player Of The Match: MILLIE BRIGHT – The England centre-half won everything that came her way and strode out of defence with the ball to positive effect on a number of occasions.