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World Cup Qualifier: England v Bosnia

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Hello from the very chilly Banks's

Stadium in Walsall for this match

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between England and Bosnia. Mark

Sampson was still in charge when the

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Lionesses began their qualifying

campaign that impressive six

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tailwind win over Russia. A lot has

happened since then. -- 6-0 win.

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Gets the girl! England are ahead.

Nikita Parris runs straight to the

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manager, Mark Sampson. This is the

togetherness of the group and he is

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visibly moved.

Mark Sampson has been

sacked as manager of the England

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women's football team. A great

opportunity for me and I am very

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appreciative.

I had my meeting with

Martin Glenn and he effectively

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suggested that if I wrote a

statement, a favourable statement

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saying that the FA are not

institutionally racist, they would

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think about releasing money. I felt

that was bordering on blackmail.

We

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have to offer a full and reserve or

apology to Eniola Aluko.

I have had

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no communication from my team-mates,

by the Chelsea girls. I should not

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be sitting here saying that to you.

-- apart from the Chelsea girls.

So

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much has happened since September,

you heard Eni Aluko saying she was

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upset and has deterred from her

team-mates, a lot has gone on and

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off the pitch, will any of that have

affected the preparation inside the

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camp?

I think so, in the past but

the players are focused on the game

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tonight, they have to put this to

bed, this is a massive game and they

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have to pick up three points and the

main focus is the football and

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nothing else.

Mo Marley is in

charge, obviously through the under

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19 team she has a knowledge of the

players and the system, is she the

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right one to lead them through these

qualifiers?

Definitely, she has been

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with everyone, all of these young

girls in the team, I played under Mo

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and she is a manager that you want

to play for, she gives you the

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confidence and belief and most of my

football education was under Mo, she

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is a passionate about coaching and

she will be looking forward to

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tonight, it is a big game.

We are

expecting a sell-out crowd and we

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can hear from Mo Marley.

Personally,

this is a proud moment? The first

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time you have been in charge of the

team for a competitive match.

It is

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brilliant. I have come through the

pathway with regard to female

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coaches, transitioning from a

player, being able to do different

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levels and all age groups and the

pinnacle is being with the

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first-team and a World Cup Qualifier

and hopefully I can play a key role

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getting the job done.

Wales are also

in World Cup qualification action,

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you can watch that clash against

Kazakhstan on the Red Button and

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online and Bosnia Herzegovina,

England met them in the build-up for

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the qualification for Euro 2017 and

that was tough, they did not score a

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hat of goals but tonight perhaps

different tactics?

Good evening. Go

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with Mo. Even though the upheaval of

the summer still has its hook into

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the setup, Eni Aluko claiming that

she has been ignored by her

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team-mates. Fascinating to hear the

other England players and I believe

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there will be other relations

tomorrow. There will be no winners

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from this controversy and England

need to beat this Bosnia Herzegovina

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side who were very difficult to beat

in the European qualifiers, digging

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in very deep. Mahrez says questions

concerning her future are also

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immaterial, now is the time to focus

on winning this one. -- Mali. And

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winning on Tuesday against

Kazakhstan. This will be an awkward

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night for England and they might

need to be very patient lovely,

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enthusiastic crowd. They don't care

what has happened in the past, they

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want to win.

And the focus has to be

on the game and getting those three

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points, which is what the players

want, that is what they were

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thinking. As we get ready for the

national anthems.

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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ANTHEM PLAYS

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APPLAUSE.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, but stirring

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anthem.

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# God save our gracious Queen!

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# Long live our noble Queen!

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# God save the Queen!

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# Send her victorious.

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# Happy and glorious.

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# Long to reign over us.

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# God save the Queen.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Steph Houghton jiggles around and

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gets prepared to lead her team of

Lionesses. This Bosnia and

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Herzegovina side, Mo Marley is

likely to give the whole squad a

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chance. The first cap for Carter.

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Create a little bit of space in

behind with the likes of Jodie

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Taylor. Also in tonight, Greenwood,

Christiansen, Kirby and Parris, who

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scored early against... Seven of the

Bosnian team played against England

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in their defeat in 40-15. One change

from the opening World Cup

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Qualifier, another defender comes in

for the forward, Kadric. Look at

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that line-up. Five of the team play

for the FSK side that have won 15

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domestic titles in a row and that is

coached by the national manager.

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Samira Huren, who was also a

midfielder for Bosnia and

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Herzegovina. We were in the rain at

Ashton Gate that night and they made

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it very difficult.

They will be the

same tonight, they will sit back and

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make it very difficult for England,

they are very well organised and

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physical and England at times did

get frustrated and that is something

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they have to make sure they don't

get frustrated, they keep to the

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tactics that I am sure Mo Marley

will have given them, and they have

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key players.

They can unlock a very

stubborn defence. Unbeaten in 65

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qualifying matches in European

championships but in the World

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Championships, defeat against France

in the 2003 play-off, they kept 24

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consecutive clean sheets in

qualifiers until Belgium scored

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against them in the last Euro

qualifiers. The referee from Poland.

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And Toni Duggan. And what form she

is in at the moment for Barcelona.

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She is high on confidence and

enjoying her football and she needed

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a change, a fresh start and

Barcelona have given her that and

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that play on the ball is what she

wanted to do.

The dangerous player

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for Bosnia and Herzegovina. She

scored the second goal, she took

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that well. Driving it against

Kazakhstan. England will kick us off

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and underwear, they have brought

Duggan on late in Bosnia in the away

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game with about four minutes left.

She changed things dramatically

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within 60 seconds, England and in

the game through Karen Carney. This

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is an experienced England bench

today. An experienced squad. Karen

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Carney is there but Jo Potter and

Scott and Taylor. And off we go. All

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in white and kicking from left to

right in the first half. They look

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for Parris. She breezes beyond her

marker. Looking for Kirby. Norms in

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a deeper position. She will hold the

midfield and Kristiansen and Kirby

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will make the runs from deeper

positions to link up with Dan

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Carter. That is the plan for

England. What do you make of this

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formation and the line-up?

When I

saw those three central midfielders

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I wondered who was going to hold

because you have three players who

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like to drive and attack but Jordan

Nobbs is good in this position, she

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has that vision.

Lovely ball over

the top, Kirby is behind, squares

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it. They should get it away.

That

was great timing.

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Seslija is operating on the

left-hand side. And the wing bank

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against Kazakhstan is screening.

Ultra-defensive. Beggan placer

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football in Sweden. And she has

fouled Kirby and this is a free kick

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won by an England player looking to

score her 100th senior goal in 101

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senior games for club and country.

Fran Kirby felt that push in her

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back and she went down. And this is

where England can capitalise.

This

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team is ranked over 60 places below

England in the world. But they are

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resolute at the back. Kristiansen

did brilliantly with Man City. That

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was a good claim by Hadzic, she was

terrific at Ashton Gate. She had a

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terrific game.

She is very good and

commanding, she will collect things

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like that. You have to make sure you

keep that away from the goalkeeper.

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England have gone with 27 qualifiers

in all conditions since losing

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against France. In the play-off. To

the -- 2002.

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Houghton sitting very close to pinch

on in the European finals. She was

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working in the Netherlands that

summer. Here is Christiansen. Bronze

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plays in France at the moment for

Lyon. Scored a couple of goals for

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Parris Saint-Germain. 100 caps for

her country, Houghton. Just grabbed

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a way out of play. The reason she

has gone into night, Stokes will

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play on Tuesday, is because of the

qualities she can get from the

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left-hand side.

Fantastic left foot

and she has been playing really well

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for Liverpool this season.

Mo Marley

called me last night and I thought

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it was a wind-up, I thought it was

you! You sound identical. I had a

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laugh about it and she said, no, Sue

comes from the posh end of the

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street!

That is so true!

Disappointing to see Kulis in a deep

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position for Bosnia and Herzegovina,

playing on the left-hand side of

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defence.

She was one of their best

players, tricky on the ball and

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could make things happen but you can

see this is exactly what they were

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set up to do.

England give Jordan

Nobbs space in the centre of

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midfield and she could have a go at

the goal. She scored a terrific to

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four Mo Marley's Young England side

in the underlying teens. Against

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Sweden, all those years ago. Coming

short for the ball, Toni Duggan. On

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sparkling form for Barcelona. She is

their top scorer in Champions League

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football this season. Here is

Parris. Lovely return and Nikita

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Parris is in behind. I don't think

that was a penalty.

But I think it

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was very good player and great

movement from Nikita Parris, this is

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what you have to do against a team

that will be stubborn and put

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players behind the ball, move the

ball quickly. Great ball from

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Christiansen and that was a good

challenge.

The Connor Ball to

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England and Christiansen picture

last six games from Man City, seven

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goals in that time. -- played her

last six games.

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Away by the centre forward, Nikolic.

In Germany, she is the best-known of

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players.

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Away it goes again and they all get

behind the ball. That is a lovely

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ball and Parris could not bring that

down. Long from the halfway line.

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Thumbs up for the delivery from

Nikita Parris.

This is a great

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crossfield ball from Steph Houghton.

Nikita Parris looks dangerous, she

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was caught in two minds. Shelley had

their first time or try to control

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it? She could not quite do either.

-- should I hit it the first time.

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Kirby. She was fouled, taken down.

Such a physical side, as soon as

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England get the ball, but was

definitely a foul. Fran Kirby has a

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change of pace to draw that foul.

Experienced as well. Only 20, plays

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in Hungary but was ever present in

the European Championship qualifier.

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Here is Greenwood. She might even

have a go at the goal here, she

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scored a couple the season for

Liverpool. She has gone for the far

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post. She hit the roof of the net!

Alex Greenwood, high on confidence

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from her club football, she has

scored a couple of those. A little

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bit too late, aiming for the far

corner.

They did learn about Kadric,

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at Ashton Gate, she will punch the

ball.

They were following in very

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quickly. At times was questionable.

Nikolic with delay. Parris. Taking

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on Kulis on the outside. I was

disappointed that I did not stand

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for the national anthem, we have to

explain that the commentary position

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is right amongst the crowd. You

would need a crane to lift me out of

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my seat! Not a pleasant thought if

you are eating your tea! I am

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squeezed into a seat that is tied

even for you! And you are three foot

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two. And a half!

Cleared away at the

back.

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She played left side centre-back

with three against Kazakhstan,

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Lihovic. She is up there in attack

and this time the run... She has

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also changed her hairstyle. She was

the one that had your type of hair.

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Can you remember? She had a blonde

hint to her hair and I think she has

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changed it for this game.

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And happy birthday, Miss Smith.

Thank you. You will have to work out

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how old she is!

21!

Was Elvis number

one whenever you were born? Not that

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error! Christiansen with the

lay-off.

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There are one or two tickets left

for the Kazakhstan game at

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Colchester on Tuesday, Nikita Parris

will not believe the decision went

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that way anyway. Here is

Christiansen. Plans today to play a

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crucial, pivotal game in the group

against Wales at home at St Mary's

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on the 26th of April. Down at

Southampton.

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Mo Marley definitely going with you.

She knew Jordan Nobbs all the way

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from the under 15 level. Great ball

from the Arsenal player, looking for

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Duggan. Nobbs revels in this role.

Greenwood. Takes the cross in.

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Jordan Nobbs likes to get on the

ball, she is always an option in

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that role, especially the way that

Bosnia Herzegovina are playing, she

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has a time and space to pick the

pass.

She was captain of the under

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15 is for England when she was 13

and captain of the Under 17 is when

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she was 14, Jordan Nobbs. It is not

just the experience of coaching

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these players at that level, they

also work together at Loughborough

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and Mo Marley was the coach at

Loughborough. That is where she

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knows a lot of these players. Lucy

Bronze skipping beyond the

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challenge. Christiansen. Will she

win the race? No.

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She has won eight titles in a row.

They are the dominant side in

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Bosnian football. Already well

cleared. This season, nine points

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clear. They played 11, 31 points, 70

goals, nothing conceded. There is a

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player in this team with an even

better club record. I will come onto

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her in a minute. She played football

in the eastern part of Europe in

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women's games, at league level, way

behind the likes of England and

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France and Germany and Sweden.

Bronze on the overlap. Maybe that is

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why they are playing her, she has

the turn of pace to watch those runs

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from Lucy Bronze?

I think so, as he

Bronze likes to play more like

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forward at times and arrived back

and she sometimes England's best

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attacking player.

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Into the six yard area. In it comes.

Millie Bright has release editor

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position in the side, 16 starts in

18 games. -- really cemented her

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position.

That is really the

centre-back pairing. She has done so

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well to work her way into that team

and you always say that it is

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difficult to stay there but with

performances, she has been

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outstanding.

That is good run from

Kirby. Just nipping at over the top.

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Lovely play from Toni Duggan. Just

gliding past players. Just as she

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was about to pull the trigger, that

was a fantastic interception.

I

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think she is better in that

position, deeper, running at

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defenders. Here is Greenwood. Right

with the header.

What about Fran

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Kirby? Another player similar to

Jordan Nobbs, she wants to get onto

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the ball and make things happen,

such quick feet and a great turn of

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pace and her decision-making, that

sets apart from other players. She

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tends to make the right decision at

the right times.

Greenwood. Steph

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Houghton. Given the captaincy by

Mark Sampson. Carter, Duggan coming

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to the right side. There was too

much pace on the return. What do you

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make of those remarks by Eni Aluko

during the week that the England

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players have not given her enough

support.

Are you surprised? I think

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it is very difficult for the

players, the timing of the

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announcement or the interview that

Eni Aluko did before and other

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international fixture, you want to

be talking about football and the

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players want to focus on the game

and this is something else for them

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to talk about.

It is sad that Eni

Aluko feels that way. Terribly sad

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situation all round. I know a lot of

you travel to watch England's

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Lionesses. And I know how

disappointed a lot of you are. Mo

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Marley, she says the door is open

for Eni Aluko to come back but it

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would be enormously difficult for

her to walk back into the dressing

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room.

Some of the players have

possibly said that.

Starfighter.

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Houghton under pressure. The run

from Kulis into the box and that

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might be a rare save but that was

saved decently by Siobhan

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Chamberlain.

You have to be careful

not to overplay it because they have

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pace when they go forward and they

will take shots from distance and

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they will be looking for that

counterattack. Chamberlain is very

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focused, she will make sure she

continues to do that throughout the

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game because it is difficult as a

keeper when you have only had one

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touch in 20 minutes.

Trying to work

out this Bosnia Herzegovina line-up

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because it is not the one they

expected. The formation, I should

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say. Personnel but not the

formation. She created the first

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goal against Kazakhstan with that

lovely run across.

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Greenwood. Towards Parris.

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Yet to concede any goal. The number

three plays in Croatia. They have a

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domestic league, they have played

eight, winning eight, but no away

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goals. Duggan. Carter allowed to

turn. That is the plan, turn and

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bring in other players. Kirby felt

she was fouled in the box by the

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most experienced defender that

Bosnia have.

You can see that slight

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touch on Fran Kirby. Been offered a

penalty?

I don't think so. Played

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both games against England in the

qualifiers, Sabic. They might be a

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fitness issue a rancher. Finding it

tough to break through. Carter has

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come short to the ball. She has got

the touch and that is in! And the

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captain gets it!

Steph Houghton, 18

minutes gone! Brilliant from Dan

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Carter, who made that, she got the

ball and she was trying to beat her

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player, to wrong-foot the player but

Steph Houghton is so dangerous at

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set pieces. Dan Carter, short

corner, have a go. You ever get the

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penalty or you create an opportunity

like that.

He said she punches, the

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goalkeeper, she will not catch. She

punches here, under pressure but

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Steph Houghton was there to follow

up. In the last game they did not

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have players in that situation.

Early on tonight, that is exactly

0:29:350:29:41

what Mo Marley wanted from Dan

Carter, get it played, turn, run and

0:29:410:29:46

create chances for the others. At

the other end, Millie Bright is

0:29:460:29:50

through! That was good goalkeeping.

Nikolic stays down. They may get the

0:29:500:30:00

court -- the ball out of play comic.

-- out of place here.

0:30:000:30:07

She is in pain.

That is a good ball

forward. That is a great ball

0:30:130:30:18

forward, the first touch. Bright

misjudges that but Siobhan

0:30:180:30:22

Chamberlain is so quick off the

line, she can see that Millie Bright

0:30:220:30:26

is beaten. And she comes out

quickly. You can see that it is just

0:30:260:30:33

maybe how she lands?

She scored six

in their last European qualifying

0:30:330:30:39

campaign in six games.

0:30:390:30:48

She's a

0:30:480:30:50

She's a decent club player in

Germany. They're eighth in the table

0:30:500:30:56

this season.

I think she does a good

job up there as well, but it's at a

0:30:560:31:03

difficult one as well when you're

that lone striker, yet she holds the

0:31:030:31:07

ball well, quite athletic, she'll

look to get in beyond, like she did

0:31:070:31:12

there. She will cause problems given

the chance.

Really making them a

0:31:120:31:17

durable side. Coach of the national

side. She's played for a team and

0:31:170:31:28

her country. She is chair at her

club as well, she's a very

0:31:280:31:32

influential character in Bosnian

football. They know, England, they

0:31:320:31:46

can cause danger. Spahic.

0:31:460:31:54

Lovely bit of skill here. She's

trying to find just a little bit of

0:31:570:32:03

space. Some nutmeg is. They just

can't get past... That's what Bosnia

0:32:030:32:07

do very well, they double up. If you

pass one player, there's another

0:32:070:32:11

player coming in.

Now being picked

up on the edge of the box. In it

0:32:110:32:17

comes. She's made the run in there.

Game 14 Nikolic. Here is

0:32:170:32:26

Christiansen. Kirby. Lovely ball in.

Away by Spahic.

0:32:260:32:36

A poor ball by Bronze. Houghton

steadfast in the back for England.

0:32:450:33:03

Here's Greenwood. Kirby's first

loose ball. Joins Nobbs in support.

0:33:060:33:14

A small chip to Parris. I'd love to

see her have a go from that sort of

0:33:140:33:20

range, Jordan Nobbs. Here is Bronze.

Christiansen, lovely ball, slipped

0:33:200:33:29

inside her marker, pulls it back,

looking for Carter. Barnes has kept

0:33:290:33:33

it in. From the offside position,

that. Won't count. Already gone out

0:33:330:33:41

of play. -- Bronze has kept batting.

I don't know if it was out for a

0:33:410:33:46

corner, not sure. Good movement from

Lucy Bronze. Mickey to Parris in

0:33:460:33:51

midfield.

0:33:510:33:51

Just out for a corner.

Christiansen

will take another.

0:33:550:34:06

Here comes Spahic, went to ground.

Kulis. Here is Jordan Nobbs. Such a

0:34:140:34:24

good player over the years for

Arsenal. Won so much there, Jordan

0:34:240:34:28

Nobbs. Houghton was a team-mate

there for awhile. Bright.

0:34:280:34:40

Christiansen in a good position,

couldn't get the shot away. Nor

0:34:400:34:43

could Duggan. A challenge on her.

Bronze. Carter. Strong in there.

0:34:430:34:54

Looped away in the end by Bosnia.

Bosnia-Herzegovina. Hit the bottom

0:34:540:35:03

of the post, I think. England close

to a second.

Thought that was just

0:35:030:35:10

going to sneak in by Toni Duggan.

0:35:100:35:14

Christiansen taking corners on both

sides.

0:35:260:35:37

Wright is in there. Offside flag

raised. Houghton coming on the far

0:35:420:35:48

side.

England have got so many

threats now in the air. It's from a

0:35:480:35:57

different angle. Good delivery.

Brights trying to head it back for

0:35:570:36:06

Houghton. This was the Toni Duggan

chance. It took a deflection, didn't

0:36:060:36:09

it.

Bottom of the post. She's a

footballer in the USA, Seslija. She

0:36:090:36:22

fled Bosnia in the war years. Went

to the USA. Cheap played for

0:36:220:36:28

Worcester Academy, at a great club

called Holycross now. Played in both

0:36:280:36:35

those games against England. You can

just see the Sue Smith Blanc tint,

0:36:350:36:47

can you see?

Definitely not! Mine is

much more curly.

Bay City rollers?

0:36:470:36:56

OK... We'll keep going. Here is

Duggan. Parris trying to work out

0:36:560:37:06

why Lucy Bronze is out there. Lucy

Bronze had a big smile on her face.

0:37:060:37:15

They are enjoying themselves out

there, England. Can Parris keep it

0:37:150:37:19

in? She can. Flashes, the cross.

Terrific recovery save! At times she

0:37:190:37:31

punches like a crazed middleweight,

but I tell you what, her reactions

0:37:310:37:34

are terrific.

They really are,

initially it is a mistake by the

0:37:340:37:39

goalkeeper. You have no idea what

she's trying to do but the fact you

0:37:390:37:42

can get up so quickly and just

recover... Because I thought that

0:37:420:37:47

was a goal from Fran Kirby. A good

reaction save. If you'd got anywhere

0:37:470:37:56

either side that would have been a

goal.

Played well, Kirby, taking up

0:37:560:38:01

good position. Spahic. The keeper

has blocked it again! She's having

0:38:010:38:08

another one of those nights.

0:38:080:38:12

Charmed life at Ashton Gate. Fortune

favours the brave that night. Again,

0:38:180:38:25

she's turning up the resistance to

England. Keeping them at bay. That

0:38:250:38:30

pass from Parris to strong from Lucy

Bronze.

I spoke to a few midweek

0:38:300:38:33

about this game. That was the first

thing they said, the keeper is

0:38:330:38:37

really good, isn't she? Looks like

she's having another of those games.

0:38:370:38:40

Yes, at times she punches when she

should catch them and vice versa.

0:38:400:38:45

Some of her saves absolutely superb.

Is she in real trouble here, I

0:38:450:38:52

wonder. The recovery saved her,

that's clear. 29 years of age now.

0:38:520:39:03

Played most of the European

qualifiers. Played both games

0:39:030:39:12

against England. Well, not sure what

their plan B would be to chase a 1-0

0:39:120:39:23

deficit. They are a much improved

side to when we saw them before and

0:39:230:39:27

watching the tapes of the game in

Bosnia-Herzegovina. Karen Carney's

0:39:270:39:32

goal won that day.

I'm impressed how

well-organised they are. I think

0:39:320:39:41

they look a lot fitter, whether it's

something they focused on, the

0:39:410:39:46

ability to be able to keep their

shape.

Only won seven out of 41

0:39:460:39:52

World Cup qualifiers. Having never

qualified for the finals of any

0:39:520:39:55

major tournament. The last game was

just over 20 years ago, 20 years ago

0:39:550:40:02

in September they played away at

Slovakia, an inauspicious opening,

0:40:020:40:06

they were down 11-0. Rainbow laces.

The England players. Making a

0:40:060:40:24

statement there as well, I think.

It's good to see. Half an hour

0:40:240:40:34

played. Very nearly.

0:40:340:40:42

Bronze. Is there a better right

forward in the world?

I don't think

0:40:450:40:54

there are many, JP, and I think

she's getting better and better.

In

0:40:540:41:03

Colchester on Tuesday for the

Kazakhstan game. Wales in

0:41:030:41:10

Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday. Don't

forget Wales against England at

0:41:100:41:18

Saint Mary 's... I imagine tickets

are on sale for that now. Quite

0:41:180:41:28

composed. Comfortable when they get

the ball. Much more so than they

0:41:280:41:31

were a couple of years ago. That was

the tall figure of one of the SF K

0:41:310:41:37

players, Krso. A little bit of

experience away. Aged 17 she went to

0:41:370:41:49

Potsdam, a very strong club in the

German game. Historically.

0:41:490:42:03

Houghton looking for Carter. Now

Nobbs. Carter coming short. Duggan

0:42:090:42:17

made the run in behind into the gap

vacated by Carter. Bronze.

0:42:170:42:28

Christiansen. Surely that should

have been a free kick. The referee

0:42:280:42:31

says, go on, England have it. In a

deeper position. Nobbs, Bronze, they

0:42:310:42:35

need to move the ball quickly

against such a packed defence.

0:42:350:42:42

It's made its way through to Parris.

Back again to Lucy Bronze. Back to

0:42:440:42:51

Kirby, having an excellent night,

cropping up all over the place. Out

0:42:510:42:57

again to Parris, who slipped. I'd

like to see it again but I don't

0:42:570:43:03

think... My first reaction if it

wasn't a penalty.

I think she slips

0:43:030:43:07

just as attacker had come in. What

England are doing well,

0:43:070:43:11

interchanging positions. One player

will go in, another will come

0:43:110:43:14

forward. The front three are moving.

They've got to do that to create

0:43:140:43:20

some sort of space. Fran Kirby

finding pockets of space in between.

0:43:200:43:29

This is a saw little one. Collision.

This is a penalty.

I don't think so.

0:43:290:43:47

No.

Definitely not for me.

I'm going

to pick a random number thou, the

0:43:470:43:55

number 38, and I'll multiply it by

two. Get that result. Multiply it by

0:43:550:43:59

three. And then divide by six. It

comes back to 38. The or you're not

0:43:590:44:05

supposed to ask a lady her age!

Where is the lady? You don't look a

0:44:050:44:15

day over 29.

I wish!

You can throw

the compliment back, you know? Mo

0:44:150:44:28

Marley, you know her well, even

before she came to this position,

0:44:280:44:31

with work together over the years,

you've always said, she is special,

0:44:310:44:35

Mo Marley.

I played in the same team

as Mo at England, she looked after

0:44:350:44:39

me. I roomed with her for a good

number of years. So I know her from

0:44:390:44:44

that but I also know her through

when she was manager at Everton,

0:44:440:44:48

playing at Everton. It's the type of

person she is, players want to play

0:44:480:44:54

for her. Fantastic coach. Just a

real, honest character. They are the

0:44:540:44:59

type of managers you want to play

for.

That you in a room, there can't

0:44:590:45:04

have been much quiet is to be

honest.

You would have subtitles

0:45:040:45:08

probably. Now, I would love her to

get the job. I think the girls said

0:45:080:45:16

that before the programme. Similar

sort of thing. I've not heard

0:45:160:45:21

anybody say a bad word about Mo

Marley.

Played for Everton, managed

0:45:210:45:25

Everton. Is she an Evertonian?

She

is, yes.

0:45:250:45:33

They are going through a torrid

time, aren't they, at the moment?

0:45:370:45:44

Greenwood... A call from the

captain.

0:45:440:46:01

First in just over a year, I think.

Here she is... Nearly won back. In

0:46:040:46:18

towards Christiansen, a good ball

forward. Composure from Carter at

0:46:180:46:23

the end. Scott, the ball stuck under

her feet.

She was trying to curl the

0:46:230:46:30

ball with the outside of her foot.

Good play from Christiansen, that's

0:46:300:46:34

what I like about her, she finds

those little bits of space and her

0:46:340:46:38

first touch is always forward.

Always positive.

Not quite a

0:46:380:46:42

capacity crowd here today because

they have to take certain seats out

0:46:420:46:49

for various reasons. Extra

broadcasters etc etc. They reckon

0:46:490:46:52

there will be just shy of 10,000

here. I believe it is a sell-out.

0:46:520:46:59

Can't see too many empty seats

around. Here is the captain once

0:46:590:47:08

again. Toni Duggan in great space on

the left hand side. Out to her...

0:47:080:47:18

Duggan. Put it down supremely well.

It is cleared away. She's such a

0:47:180:47:26

more mature player, more rounded

player. Simply from the benefit of

0:47:260:47:29

being in Barcelona for three or four

months.

She's absolutely loving her

0:47:290:47:35

time there.

Brimful of confidence

isn't she? Really bursting with it.

0:47:350:47:41

Nobbs looks for Bronze in behind,

makes some good runs. Carter holds

0:47:410:47:45

it up. Here is Christiansen, good

challenge on her. Houghton coming

0:47:450:47:54

forward to join in. Bronze. Nobbs.

Parris onside. It's the far post.

0:47:540:48:09

Carter was coming in, slithering in.

But contact. It goes wide. That was

0:48:090:48:14

the chance to give England a second

before half-time.

What a ball from

0:48:140:48:18

Jordan Nobbs. Parris is onside. The

play on the far side keeping her on.

0:48:180:48:23

She does well, get the ball just

across goal exactly where you want

0:48:230:48:26

it. Carter is just... Don't know if

she gets a touch on the ball. If the

0:48:260:48:33

defender gets a touch. What a great

vision from Jordan Nobbs. Slightly

0:48:330:48:38

ahead of her.

Won women's Footballer

of the Year 2017, Jordan Nobbs. She

0:48:380:48:49

referred to her dad, Keith, we've

mentioned many times before. In

0:48:490:48:57

towards Duggan. A brilliant effort.

Brilliant effort. So close to

0:48:570:49:02

second.

Great effort from Toni

Duggan. Just hit the side netting.

0:49:020:49:12

That's what she can do. One touch,

one turn. Hit it as she's moving.

0:49:120:49:19

When she's playing on the left-hand

side she'll cut in on her favoured

0:49:190:49:24

right foot. What Toni Duggan has

done well is she's kept the web,

0:49:240:49:28

it's so important for England. Both

sides keep the width, try to create

0:49:280:49:32

space in the middle for others.

She's one of the players who's come

0:49:320:49:36

through the ranks with Mo Marley. In

the under 20 World Cup 2008 she

0:49:360:49:40

played. Good combination again.

Greenwood and Duggan on the

0:49:400:49:50

left-hand side for England. It's

been a much more open game than the

0:49:500:49:54

previous encounter. At Ashton Gate.

0:49:540:50:01

Spahic thought she was fouled.

0:50:070:50:18

Greenwood... Cleared away... Much

better side than Russia,

0:50:190:50:29

Bosnia-Herzegovina. That was the

personification of optimism. Bronze.

0:50:290:50:46

Carter. Bronze. Christiansen.

Cleared away. Kirby... Spahic

0:50:460:51:04

blocked it. Christiansen. Now it is

milli bride's turn to come forward.

0:51:040:51:29

-- Bright. Lucy Bronze cracks

across. Can they shoot from there?

0:51:290:51:35

Took a little deflection.

I'd like

to see more of that from Toni

0:51:350:51:45

Duggan, cutting on that left-hand

side on her favoured left foot.

Yet

0:51:450:51:51

she hit Spahic on the arm as she

tried to block it to get through to

0:51:510:51:56

the goalkeeper? Playing exactly as

Mo wanted them to. Christiansen,

0:51:560:52:08

Kirby or Duggan will get in behind.

The movement has been excellent.

0:52:080:52:19

They use the ball much better in

this game.

She wants to see what all

0:52:190:52:23

her squad players can do in her game

in charge. To think she will take

0:52:230:52:33

over do you think? Do you think she

really wants the job? Not just the

0:52:330:52:37

job of coach, it's so much more when

you are in the England position,

0:52:370:52:41

this political role to fulfil. The

media side of it all.

That's the

0:52:410:52:47

question, does she want it? The

players would want her to have it, I

0:52:470:52:51

think people who know Mo would like

to have it. You have to really that

0:52:510:52:55

job. Jordan Nobbs with a lovely ball

out wide. Bronze to the near post.

0:52:550:53:07

Who's been the other contenders for

you? There have been a lot of

0:53:070:53:14

candidates and people who want that

job. From the men's game. I think

0:53:140:53:19

Laura Harvey was a name mentioned.

She's a very good coach that has

0:53:190:53:25

coached in England, in America.

Depends if the FA want a female or

0:53:250:53:31

the best person for the job.

That

has to be yet, hasn't it, doesn't

0:53:310:53:40

matter...

Got to be. Expectancy in

this England team to achieve, having

0:53:400:53:49

reached third in the world.

Semifinalists in Holland in summer.

0:53:490:53:53

Then they ran out of steam. It's

somebody to take them to that next

0:53:530:53:58

level, isn't it, they progressed all

the way through. It's now just

0:53:580:54:04

winning something.

Kirby. Rolling

inside into space. Maybe overplayed

0:54:040:54:12

there. One thing Mo has talked

about, playing through the third,

0:54:120:54:19

making more use of the ball. We saw

that with Mark Sampson's team to be

0:54:190:54:23

honest. Is she achieving that with

Jordan Nobbs?

It's what they are

0:54:230:54:30

trying to do. It's so difficult

playing against a team who don't

0:54:300:54:34

want to get out of the half. If they

do they do it in ones and twos then

0:54:340:54:38

quickly get back and get organised.

I certainly think they're trying to

0:54:380:54:42

play to their game plan.

Christiansen. Nobbs. Carter. Duggan

0:54:420:54:48

coming in at the far post.

Seslija... Who has gone back to more

0:54:480:55:04

the position we thought she would

play. Right of the defensive 18.

0:55:040:55:10

Kirby.

0:55:100:55:20

They are a far better team than

Russia, far better.

They are more

0:55:210:55:26

organised than Russia, the fact they

came out and attacked England suited

0:55:260:55:30

them because it meant they could go

forward and exploit the space. Very

0:55:300:55:33

little space for them to night.

Lovely night for football. Little

0:55:330:55:39

bit chilly but... You've got your

thermals on its OK. Kirby... Away by

0:55:390:55:58

Aleksic. Four minutes of stoppage

time. Christiansen. She can take a

0:55:580:56:12

few more strides. Christiansen. You

need to get the ball wide.

0:56:120:56:30

They've doubled up well. Kirby.

Launched away by Radeljic. Greenwood

0:56:330:56:57

feeding Duggan, good 1-2. Kirby set

up, can she get the shot away?

I

0:56:570:57:12

wonder, good England have had a shot

there? Lovely 1-2 from Greenwood and

0:57:120:57:17

Duggan on the left-hand side, just

an opportunity to take that shot a

0:57:170:57:21

bit earlier.

21 wins for England in

35 games since World Cup 15, they've

0:57:210:57:28

only lost seven of those matches,

lost twice at home in 29. She got

0:57:280:57:38

hurt, the goalkeeper, as she came

out. Took her eye off the ball.

I

0:57:380:57:44

think she did. I think the

goalkeeper coming out maybe put Toni

0:57:440:57:48

Duggan off slightly. She just had

her eye on the goalkeeper coming in.

0:57:480:57:52

Lovely delivery from Houghton, she's

done a few of those this half.

If

0:57:520:58:00

you are going out that far, you have

to take everything in front of you

0:58:000:58:02

and get there.

If you've made the

decision to go you have to get

0:58:020:58:06

something on it.

Outstanding shot

stopper.

It is just that, the

0:58:060:58:16

decision-making that lets her down

at times.

About 90 seconds from the

0:58:160:58:24

half-time whistle. It's been a

difficult night for England. She's

0:58:240:58:29

made it difficult for them with the

way she is set her team out, Hurem.

0:58:290:58:38

A decent player at international

level, she was quite an adventure as

0:58:380:58:42

midfield player, playing 24 games

for her country. She is building a

0:58:420:58:46

team, as I said before, that is

fairly difficult to beat these days.

0:58:460:58:51

I think she knows that if she set

her team up to come out and attacked

0:58:510:58:59

England, we would have a field day,

so she has to do this. It's sensible

0:58:590:59:02

on her behalf.

Good ball, Greenwood.

Slightly too high maybe. Parris.

0:59:020:59:11

Good recovery. Perhaps

Bosnia-Herzegovina's best player,

0:59:110:59:17

Kulis.

A good touch. From Parris.

Just got in between... Kulis does

0:59:170:59:28

well, so tenacious.

She plays what

Potsdam second team, but a couple of

0:59:280:59:35

hat-trick for them. Not a first-team

player this season, has been in the

0:59:350:59:40

past. Christiansen with it. That

should roughly end the first half.

0:59:400:59:46

Your overall thoughts?

I think

England will be relatively happy

0:59:460:59:49

they got that goal, they got the

opening. I know last time in the

0:59:490:59:53

European qualification campaign they

were panicking that they are you

0:59:530:59:57

know, time was going on and they

couldn't get that elusive goal.

0:59:571:00:00

They've got Matt now so they can

relax. I think just second half,

1:00:001:00:05

quick movement, get the ball out

wide.

1:00:051:00:17

A little bit scrappy with Duggan and

Greenwood over there. That was one

1:00:171:00:25

back strongly by Christiansen. Nobbs

had an excellent first half. That

1:00:251:00:31

was a poor challenge. Kirby.

Acrobatics by the goalkeeper again.

1:00:311:00:39

A thrilling first half.

Hodzic. Fran

Kirby has been the key for England,

1:00:391:00:49

once she gets the ball you think

something is going to happen. Great

1:00:491:00:54

dribbling skills and she always

looks for that shot if she can take

1:00:541:00:57

the opportunity quickly.

England

have their tenth corner of the

1:00:571:01:02

first-half. Greenwood will take it.

They have been totally dominant but

1:01:021:01:09

the scoreline does not reflect that.

Bronze arriving. It is another

1:01:091:01:14

corner and we play on.

The referee

has been good. She has, England have

1:01:141:01:21

gone for the in swinging corner on

this side.

Lucy Bronze was so

1:01:211:01:26

dangerous at the World Cup with set

pieces and has scarcely featured

1:01:261:01:31

since then. She is strong and

powerful and nearly underneath that

1:01:311:01:35

again. Parris is offside and that

surely will be it. The

1:01:351:01:43

whistle-blowers, England lead, from

Steph Houghton after the keeper

1:01:431:01:50

punched out. But they have gone

close and they are well in command.

1:01:501:01:54

They need a couple more goals, at

half-time they have to settle for

1:01:541:01:58

just one.

1:01:581:02:01

A very similar experience for

England to about 12 years ago at

1:02:031:02:08

Ashton Gate, they finished 1-0 and

Bosnia were frustrated, today there

1:02:081:02:15

is no shortage of endeavour from Mo

Marley's team. Perhaps unlocking

1:02:151:02:19

Bosnia earlier in the game, but

perhaps feeling more confident that

1:02:191:02:23

more goals will come?

The pressure

is off and they have the goal but

1:02:231:02:31

England are facing a very well

organised side and we always knew

1:02:311:02:34

that. It was going to be hard to

break down but the pressure is off

1:02:341:02:38

some or in the second half, get the

ball wide, speed is important, keep

1:02:381:02:43

the ball moving and space will open

up.

Alex said she felt the tactics

1:02:431:02:48

were wrong that day and it was about

taking the game to Bosnia and

1:02:481:02:51

opening the game up a little bit and

letting Bosnia move out of their own

1:02:511:02:55

half and you can see how difficult

that is. When they have no intention

1:02:551:03:01

of doing anything other than parking

the boss.

Five and six at the back,

1:03:011:03:06

Fran Kirby is being man marked by

Spahic. Fran Kirby had a fantastic

1:03:061:03:12

first-half, she is effective. Nikita

Parris on the right-hand side has

1:03:121:03:18

been excellent, she just needs more

of an end product coming into the

1:03:181:03:21

edge of the box.

And Dan Carter has

worked really well and it was her

1:03:211:03:27

build-up play that was instrumental

in the captain getting that goal in

1:03:271:03:30

the first half on 19 minutes.

This

is what Dan Carter does so well, so

1:03:301:03:37

relaxed in tight spaces, skipping

past players and getting the ball

1:03:371:03:40

into the box and Steph Houghton

always popping up in the right

1:03:401:03:43

places.

You felt they will be more

relaxed, they have not had to wait

1:03:431:03:48

long and then the best and only

chance Bosnia have had in the whole

1:03:481:03:54

match came almost within 60 seconds.

It happens in games like this, you

1:03:541:03:59

switch off or make a mistake and

Emily ball but Bosnia have will be

1:03:591:04:05

from an England mistake. Millie

Bright goes to ground, she is the

1:04:051:04:10

last defender and should stay on her

feet. It is always the way, when you

1:04:101:04:17

have so much of the ball as an

England player or in general, you

1:04:171:04:21

switch off sometimes because it is

too easy.

A wake-up call. It is

1:04:211:04:27

about keeping the standard is high

in games like this. Yes, England are

1:04:271:04:31

third in the world, better on paper

but keep the standard is high and

1:04:311:04:35

keep the ball moving and move the

ball from side to side and wait for

1:04:351:04:38

the spaces to open up and penetrate.

Uninteresting amount of interchange

1:04:381:04:45

going on with players moving. This

is a feature of the side and

1:04:451:04:51

certainly in the wings, Toni Duggan

moving around quite a bit.

She grew

1:04:511:04:54

into that half. She did and if you

stay in one position you are easily

1:04:541:05:00

marked so if you interchange the

positions the player might come with

1:05:001:05:05

you or they might stay and you can

turn and struggle and a few times

1:05:051:05:08

Dan Carter has turned deep but she

has not been given the ball. But

1:05:081:05:13

Toni Duggan has been effective but

on the right-hand side, Parris has

1:05:131:05:18

been on form.

She has had some good

chances and she hit the post, we can

1:05:181:05:23

see that, and long-range answers as

well, she looks like she wants to

1:05:231:05:27

come back from Barcelona and prove

she is on this goal-scoring run for

1:05:271:05:31

her club that she wants to continue

with the national side.

So full of

1:05:311:05:36

confidence. She has always had the

potential and it is good we can see

1:05:361:05:40

her in the England shirt proving

that and she has these long-range

1:05:401:05:44

chances because she is confident in

her ability, to take players on and

1:05:441:05:49

pass the ball and make things

happen.

The Bosnian goalkeeper, we

1:05:491:05:53

should mention, they are very tight,

well drilled defensive unit. They

1:05:531:06:00

have behind them goalkeeper who is

fearless and plays one foot bigger

1:06:001:06:06

than her size!

She has been

phenomenal. Making says left, right

1:06:061:06:11

and centre and she is only quite a

small woman. In the right place. Her

1:06:111:06:16

position is good, very well hunched.

This should be a goal. The keeper

1:06:161:06:22

stands up.

Very well placed.

Fran

Kirby takes one touch too many.

All

1:06:221:06:31

credit to the keeper. Look at how

many chances she is having and it is

1:06:311:06:37

over the bar. She has spent that

well. Maybe she should have caught

1:06:371:06:41

that.

She plays safe. Five foot

seven but she is so diminutive in

1:06:411:06:49

stature, but she has an incredible

leap.

And your bravery, everything

1:06:491:06:56

England are throwing out, she is

coming up trumps and keeping them in

1:06:561:07:00

the game.

In Cardiff, the other

game, Wales and Kazakhstan, it is

1:07:001:07:06

currently goalless and England face

Kazakhstan on Tuesday and you can

1:07:061:07:10

see that live on BBC Two. One week

after the FA sacked Mark Sampson,

1:07:101:07:16

the FA announced to restructure at

the top of the women's football

1:07:161:07:19

period. Sue Smith has been finding

out about the impact this could have

1:07:191:07:23

on players and clubs.

Two months ago

I was previewing the new women's

1:07:231:07:29

Winter league and within days the FA

outlined another, different new

1:07:291:07:32

structure. From next season, clubs

who want to play at the top level of

1:07:321:07:37

the best in women's football will

have to meet this criteria. A

1:07:371:07:41

minimum of 16 contact hours per week

for players, and financial

1:07:411:07:47

investment by each club, financial

fair play regulations and an academy

1:07:471:07:50

is compulsory.

We are giving the

same number of tears within the

1:07:501:07:55

pyramid but we are changing the

criteria and the minimum standards.

1:07:551:08:04

Currently WSL 1 and two, to make it

clearer about the environment the

1:08:041:08:08

players are working and training in.

The new master plan has been broadly

1:08:081:08:13

welcomed by the top two clubs in

England.

It gives me an opportunity

1:08:131:08:16

to play the best players who are

playing every single day, they are

1:08:161:08:22

fitter and more physical and

understanding becomes better. It

1:08:221:08:26

develops my understanding of the

game and my physical shape and make

1:08:261:08:30

tactical ability, because I am

full-time.

I came from Doncaster

1:08:301:08:34

part-time to Chelsea full-time and

to be on leaps and bounds. On and

1:08:341:08:41

off the pitch, learning as a

professional and becoming a top

1:08:411:08:44

athlete and it has put me in this

position, with the senior team, I

1:08:441:08:48

have been to the Euros and very

successful with the club.

This might

1:08:481:08:52

be seen as a step forward for

women's elite teams, supported by

1:08:521:08:58

the vast financial backing of

Premier League clubs, for others

1:08:581:09:01

this is a more challenging move.

Yeovil Town within their first year

1:09:011:09:07

in WSL 1 and have submitted an

application to be members of the top

1:09:071:09:11

tier. Even with the support of a

crowdfunding campaign it could be

1:09:111:09:15

one stretch too far to afford this.

We believe we have earned our place

1:09:151:09:19

on merit and suddenly to have the

possibility of being told next year

1:09:191:09:23

you may not play at the top tier,

depending on how your licence

1:09:231:09:30

application goes, that is pretty

tough. I understand long-term what

1:09:301:09:34

is trying to be done, it is the

speed of it for not only Yeovil Town

1:09:341:09:40

but other smaller clubs that I find

particularly disheartening. We had

1:09:401:09:44

to make that application on a rather

more innovative basis because we

1:09:441:09:48

don't have the resources of the

other big clubs who have the parent

1:09:481:09:52

clubs behind them. The Manchester

Citys and Chelseas will increase

1:09:521:09:58

budgets every year as they sign

better players and we are seeing the

1:09:581:10:02

agents in the women's game and that

inevitably drives the matters up so

1:10:021:10:06

there will always be that gap.

The

biggest wake-up call of all was one

1:10:061:10:11

tier one side Notts County's on hold

the club on the FA Cup finalists

1:10:111:10:17

just two days before the Spring

Series was about to start.

Outgoings

1:10:171:10:22

in excess of 650000 and an income

stream including the FA funding of

1:10:221:10:29

only 150 so we had a -£500,000, it

was not financially viable or

1:10:291:10:35

affordable so it would have been

financial suicide to continue.

I was

1:10:351:10:40

a player at Doncaster Rovers a few

years ago when were controversially

1:10:401:10:43

demoted from WSL 1 before we even

kicked a ball. The team that

1:10:431:10:49

replaced us, Man City, have taken

the sport onto the next level. But

1:10:491:10:53

for teams like Doncaster, the gap

seems to be getting bigger and

1:10:531:10:56

bigger.

In five years it'll be even

bigger, there will be the European

1:10:561:11:01

Super League with Man City, Chelsea,

Wolfsburg, Lyon, PSG and that big

1:11:011:11:07

void that and WSL 1.

By making the

whole of the top tier full-time

1:11:071:11:15

professional, we will maintain and

improve the competitive balance we

1:11:151:11:18

have got. We believe this is the

right move and it is all part of the

1:11:181:11:23

wider game plan for growth and the

strategy for women's football,

1:11:231:11:27

international success, doubling the

fan base and club participation.

1:11:271:11:33

Many Premier League clubs including

Brighton & Hove Albion have

1:11:331:11:35

signalled their intention to be part

of the new setup next season. The FA

1:11:351:11:39

say they will announce the

successful bidders some time next

1:11:391:11:42

month.

1:11:421:11:42

A very quick turnaround, especially

for the smaller teams, you can see

1:11:461:11:49

the ambition, for the FA this is all

about getting that championship on a

1:11:491:11:56

global level, European or the World

Cup and the pathway there has to be

1:11:561:12:01

with professional football every

week for the top players but a team

1:12:011:12:05

like Yeovil cannot possibly meet

that criteria?

I feel for everyone

1:12:051:12:10

involved at Yeovil, you understand

what they are going through, they

1:12:101:12:14

have done so much, lots of the staff

are volunteers, that community

1:12:141:12:18

feeling so what has come too quickly

for them to put something in place

1:12:181:12:21

to go forward for that licence. But

when you flip that, you want to move

1:12:211:12:26

women's football forward in the

country and the FA feels the time is

1:12:261:12:30

right. Going forward, there have

been too many changes with the

1:12:301:12:34

summer league going back to the

Winter league and this and the fans

1:12:341:12:37

are confused so going forward over

the next couple of years we need to

1:12:371:12:42

have balance and structure for

everyone in the country to know what

1:12:421:12:45

is happening.

And it will stay like

that for some time. If it means that

1:12:451:12:49

the lead shrinks considerably

because of those financial

1:12:491:12:51

challenges that are going to be

there and the criteria to meet for

1:12:511:12:55

the clubs and it ends up being

almost teams that can afford it will

1:12:551:12:59

be attached to the big men's clubs,

is that a problem for you? Or if it

1:12:591:13:04

leads to national success and

trophies, is that the Right thing?

1:13:041:13:08

The big hitters like Arsenal and

Chelsea, they will be the forefront

1:13:081:13:12

of that, Liverpool and...

Trying to

think... They are the main teams you

1:13:121:13:20

would suggest in terms of finances

that are very supported.

You would

1:13:201:13:25

like to think other teams will

follow that pathway but for me, this

1:13:251:13:29

change is for England to perform and

win the World Cup. As Steph Houghton

1:13:291:13:33

said, when she plays against fully

professional players, it raises her

1:13:331:13:39

game and the technique of all of the

players.

Alan Hardy talked about a

1:13:391:13:43

European Super League potentially

one day and you can see that maybe

1:13:431:13:48

is the way the sport will go. For

now, we are enjoying the English

1:13:481:13:55

presence in the Women's Champions

League. The quarterfinal draw was

1:13:551:13:57

made today. Chelsea at Montpelier

and Man City at home. If you look at

1:13:571:14:06

Petrov, for the semifinal, not an

unattractive line-up. Potentially an

1:14:061:14:10

all English final.

We would like

that to happen! We have played in

1:14:101:14:17

the Champions League final and it is

special but to have two English

1:14:171:14:20

teams against each other, we can

only keep our fingers crossed.

The

1:14:201:14:25

second half, Mo Marley does not have

some of the newer faces like Gabby

1:14:251:14:28

George on the bench. Very familiar

faces to the fans. Lots of

1:14:281:14:36

experience. Will she bring them on?

I am not sure. They are very

1:14:361:14:42

comfortable right now. There are

probably should be more than one

1:14:421:14:49

goal and I think these players have

enough experience within them to

1:14:491:14:51

score more goals. They might

solidify that. But I think England

1:14:511:14:58

have this in the bag. They just need

a couple more goals to keep the

1:14:581:15:02

crowd alive.

Their fitness might

show. That will open spaces and we

1:15:021:15:06

might see more opportunities.

Let's

go back to our ever entertaining

1:15:061:15:14

commentary combination, Sue Smith

and Jonathan Pearce. You had some

1:15:141:15:18

time and a cup of tea to work out

some lines for Jonathan on that

1:15:181:15:24

grief he has been getting the about

the hair?

I am trying!

I will give

1:15:241:15:30

you a line... Spahic is coming on.

She played 13 minutes against

1:15:301:15:44

Kazakhstan the other day. The first

qualifying game. In the World Cup.

1:15:441:15:51

She plays for the boomerang club.

Second and have no chance of winning

1:15:511:15:56

the league. No one else ever does

with Bosnia-Herzegovina. Kicking

1:15:561:16:03

from left to right. Trailing by that

goal but Steph Horton scored. --

1:16:031:16:10

Steph Houghton. They have put

themselves in a good position and

1:16:101:16:18

England could at least have doubled

the score line if not troubled it.

1:16:181:16:22

They will want to settle themselves

and give the crowd boost but it is

1:16:271:16:30

about being clinical in the final

third. At times they could have been

1:16:301:16:34

better with the ball. After 45

minutes you are checking me out

1:16:341:16:40

dancing on your birthday! That was a

decent ball! The first chance in the

1:16:401:16:53

second half and it is 2-0! Nikita

Parris, lovely cross, lovely header

1:16:531:16:59

and what a start for the second

period.

That is exactly what England

1:16:591:17:03

will have wanted. Make sure that if

you get the opportunity, when Alex

1:17:031:17:08

Greenwood gets the ball... It was

actually Toni Duggan. Nikita Parris

1:17:081:17:16

made that run at the far post. What

a header that was. Make it difficult

1:17:161:17:21

for the goalkeeper. Toni Duggan,

swinging the ball in. You can see

1:17:211:17:28

that run from the shoulder, but was

poor defending. The goalkeeper, who

1:17:281:17:36

we praised, she was in the right

position. 42 seconds into the second

1:17:361:17:45

half and England doubled their lead,

a second goal of the campaign for

1:17:451:17:49

Nikita Parris. And that is her sixth

goal for England. When she scores,

1:17:491:17:54

there is unbridled joy ridden across

her face. Every goal-scorer

1:17:541:18:01

celebrates in their individual way.

But it is just pure happiness when

1:18:011:18:06

she scores! Pure happiness! Great to

see.

She absolutely loves playing

1:18:061:18:16

football, you can see that I would

ever level, five-a-side or for her

1:18:161:18:19

club and country.

Here she comes

again. From Toxteth originally. In

1:18:191:18:28

the penalty area. Cleared away.

There are few Scousers on the pitch

1:18:281:18:38

tonight!

Howdon, straight through.

That is a more reflective scoreline.

1:18:381:18:48

I believe we need to give

Bosnia-Herzegovina some credit.

1:18:481:18:56

Because you may not believe me,

people watching tonight, they are so

1:18:561:19:02

much more adventurous than they were

in the first two games against

1:19:021:19:06

England in the European qualifying

campaign. Bright. Chased down by

1:19:061:19:12

that substitute. She has scarcely

gone into a forward roll.

Nikolic is

1:19:121:19:22

ambling around. She has clearly come

on to support Nikolic. She will try

1:19:221:19:27

to gamble and get forward. Such a

big gap in the midfield. The forward

1:19:271:19:33

line.

1:19:331:19:41

One criticism I would have about the

first-half, when Toni Duggan came to

1:19:511:19:56

far across, she was bottling things

up and against that massive defence

1:19:561:20:00

you need the win that she had with

the second goal.

As long as you have

1:20:001:20:05

Alex Greenwood making that with...

On the far side. It is not much of a

1:20:051:20:12

problem, but she will naturally

drift infield being right footed.

1:20:121:20:16

Nobbs. Bronze is available,

Christiansen infield. This is

1:20:241:20:31

sensible stuff from England. The

edge of the penalty area. Perhaps

1:20:311:20:37

over adventurous.

1:20:371:20:39

She will be disappointed with the

fact she left that at the near post.

1:20:431:20:49

Very interesting report about the

future make-up of the game. What are

1:20:541:21:00

your thoughts? It seems very tough

on the likes of Yeovil and teams

1:21:001:21:05

that size.

That is a problem, Yeovil

and Doncaster Belles, my old team,

1:21:051:21:12

the gap is getting bigger and

bigger. Those teams that are

1:21:121:21:17

struggling to keep up and the fact

that it is changing all the time,

1:21:171:21:21

the fans are getting frustrated. I

can see why the FA are doing this

1:21:211:21:27

but I just think it needs to be

settled at some point.

A penalty...

1:21:271:21:39

She went down in stages. That was a

great tackle from Nikita Parris. She

1:21:391:21:45

wins the ball well. There was

nothing in that at all.

1:21:451:21:51

She has gone for the near post.

Completely -- complete miskick. That

1:22:041:22:16

mistake has given a chance to cross

the halfway line. That was a lovely

1:22:161:22:23

switch of play. In comes across.

Around the corner she goes.

1:22:231:22:34

It took a while for England to work

this team right. Especially Begovic,

1:22:371:22:46

she was the right wingback against

Kazakhstan. And the number 14 has

1:22:461:22:52

been playing in a variety of places

but never right wing. The ball has

1:22:521:23:03

bypassed, the best player is playing

in a very strange position. Kulis.

1:23:031:23:10

And they are team that are

developing and as players, they are

1:23:101:23:15

developing and trying to get the

tactics and the know-how of how to

1:23:151:23:19

play certain positions because there

are times when they seem to be

1:23:191:23:22

chasing around. There doesn't seem

to be structure in their game.

Here

1:23:221:23:31

is Kirby. Carter has been brought

down right on the edge of the

1:23:311:23:36

penalty area, but was a very

cumbersome challenge. Is that a

1:23:361:23:43

penalty?

Just outside. She fell into

the area but that was just outside.

1:23:431:23:50

The right decision from the referee.

Again, they cannot cope with the

1:23:501:23:57

quick feet of Dan Carter and Nikita

Parris, Fran Kirby.

They are causing

1:23:571:24:01

all sorts of problems. We know the

goalkeeper is a good instinctive

1:24:011:24:06

shot stopper. She can move very

quickly and anything near her, but

1:24:061:24:11

when she has to make a decision, she

has been found wanting. As soon as

1:24:111:24:17

she has lined up this ball, slightly

to the right. The she not need that

1:24:171:24:26

while a little bit further left to

cover that? She will come off the

1:24:261:24:30

far post. She needs to come across a

little bit more. She is still

1:24:301:24:38

building the wall. She goes the

other way and scores! Well done!

1:24:381:24:51

Smiles all round. 3-0, England.

You

spotted this early on. The Wall seem

1:24:511:25:00

to be completely in the wrong

position, she was too busy

1:25:001:25:03

organising the wall. Steph Houghton

could see were the space was an

1:25:031:25:09

executed that so well.

I hate to be

nasty but I don't think the

1:25:091:25:15

goalkeeper had a clue what she was

doing, she did not cover the far

1:25:151:25:19

post well enough with the wall and

then she stepped back across so she

1:25:191:25:23

left the other side on garden. 3-0,

England, Steph Houghton has got two.

1:25:231:25:31

-- unguarded. That is just the

education and the coaching of the

1:25:311:25:37

goalkeeper.

Toni Duggan, she also

hit the post, don't forget. Parris

1:25:371:25:47

made it two after eight minutes at

the start of the second half.

1:25:471:25:51

Away by Spahic.

1:25:591:26:02

Quite a creative player and we have

seen very little of her. One of the

1:26:081:26:14

multi-title winners at SF K.

Bringing with it, around the back...

1:26:141:26:21

Corner kick.

1:26:211:26:24

I think Staff Sergeant is saying her

shirt was pulled. She is on a

1:26:291:26:33

hat-trick. Alex Greenwood whips that

into a very nice area. You can

1:26:331:26:39

really see from that picture... She

cannot get the clear header.

1:26:391:26:47

Christiansen with it. It has gone

near post. Little flick on. Steph

1:26:471:26:57

Houghton once that hat-trick. That

is a good touch. -- wants a

1:26:571:27:02

hat-trick. Bright stayed in the

middle.

1:27:021:27:07

That is a good delivery from Toni

Duggan. You would think that Bosnia

1:27:121:27:17

would have worked out that is what

you want to do, she once the ball on

1:27:171:27:21

the right hand side. Just could not

steer that on target.

I cannot

1:27:211:27:38

remember Steph Houghton scoring two

in an England international, I might

1:27:381:27:43

be wrong. But what is the last time

an England captain scored a

1:27:431:27:48

hat-trick? Bosnia-Herzegovina on the

counterattack.

1:27:481:28:00

They look like a well beaten team.

And we expected to come on strongly

1:28:031:28:08

in the second half because of their

extra fitness. -- we expected

1:28:081:28:12

England. Carter gets it back for

Nobbs. She shoots across the goal!

1:28:121:28:22

She gives England the alternative

and that is what Mo Marley is again

1:28:221:28:29

four, bringing others around the

squad to test their abilities and

1:28:291:28:32

see but they can do for her.

And

that is an opportunity for Dan

1:28:321:28:37

Carter and Alex Greenwood, players

may be on the periphery, give them a

1:28:371:28:41

chance. She performed well for her

club and when she plays for England

1:28:411:28:45

she clearly performs well.

Is it two

hat-tricks? Yes, the first two

1:28:451:28:52

games. Against Estonia. She has

baloney on the bench, she is a

1:28:521:29:02

youngster. -- malady. Other

youngsters have been brought into

1:29:021:29:10

the squad. Keira Walsh. Williamson.

Gabby George was brought in

1:29:101:29:16

yesterday when Casey Stoney went

home with an injury. Given the feel

1:29:161:29:23

of the squad and to see what

Internationals are all about. Having

1:29:231:29:34

a really good game, the England

captain, tonight. Bright combined

1:29:341:29:38

with Duggan. He is Kirby.

Christiansen. -- here is Kirby.

1:29:381:29:48

Headed back by Bright, under

pressure from 40 down. -- from

1:29:481:29:56

Nikolic. The free kick is given

against Nikolic, it will not count.

1:29:561:30:03

I would like to see this again,

England might be very fortunate.

I

1:30:031:30:07

think Millie Bright misjudged that

header back.

Did you just catch the

1:30:071:30:15

England defender?

I think slightly

but I wonder... Bride misses the

1:30:151:30:21

header, trying to get her body in

the way. I think there is a hand on

1:30:211:30:25

Millie Bright. I think maybe that is

a let off for England and that is

1:30:251:30:32

something where they have to remain,

3-0, they have to remain focused.

1:30:321:30:38

That is harsh on 40 down and she has

been cautioned for protesting. I

1:30:381:30:43

think that was strong aggressive

centre forward play. -- Nikolic.

The

1:30:431:30:50

hand across Millie Bright, I don't

think it was a foul.

If I made a

1:30:501:30:55

strong run through the middle like

that... Yes!

That is where England

1:30:551:31:03

need to remain focused. You cannot

switch off.

1:31:031:31:20

Long ball out from the back.

Spasojevic hasn't really... Users in

1:31:201:31:34

the defender. A good one here by

Toni Duggan. Carter. It has clipped

1:31:341:31:38

off. Jordan Nobbs there. Sensibly

played. Here is Lucy Bronze. And

1:31:381:31:50

Parris. Christiansen

well-positioned. Bronze with the

1:31:501:31:57

cross. The keeper's confidence has

gone a little bit of a fumble.

Since

1:31:571:32:01

the second goal, the mistake, she

will have known she could have done

1:32:011:32:06

better.

Did she not go off the pitch

at Ashton Gate in tears when they

1:32:061:32:11

lost a game is to mark she played so

valiantly that game. You were

1:32:111:32:16

probably drunk by then.

I was going

to say, good memory.

It was two

1:32:161:32:22

minutes after full-time, so

probably... Yes.

1:32:221:32:26

They'll feel hard done by. What an

historic moment for them.

1:32:291:32:34

Good attack again by Parris. Comes

across. She deserves a goal. 10,026

1:32:391:32:54

tonight, a good crowd, sell-out

crowd. Houghton available for

1:32:541:33:00

Colchester on Tuesday night. 6th of

April, a Friday, at St Mary's,

1:33:001:33:09

England against Wales.

1:33:091:33:19

The Champions League draw of course,

the English team, against Barcelona,

1:33:191:33:26

what a draw.

I think the fact both

English teams if they get through

1:33:261:33:30

could face each other in the final,

it shows how far the women's game

1:33:301:33:34

has come in our country. There are

top, top teams in the women's game.

1:33:341:33:49

Probably the four top teams in

Europe now, Chelsea, man City, Lyon,

1:33:491:33:53

Parris Saint-Germain and Augsburg.

1:33:531:33:59

I hope your overall town stay

around. Get an opportunity. Here is

1:34:071:34:13

a free kick. Spahic got it away. A

poor clearance. To the substitute,

1:34:131:34:23

Sakotic. A shout of shoot goes up

every time an English player picks

1:34:231:34:33

up in a decent position. Bright...

1:34:331:34:41

Has anyone noticed by the way,

flickering lights in the far side of

1:34:481:34:53

the sky? Just me, is it?

Definitely

fireworks.

Is it? Thank God for

1:34:531:35:00

that. You get to a certain age in

that, you see flickering lights in

1:35:001:35:03

the sky, you start to worry.

Was it

copy you had at half-time?

Jordan

1:35:031:35:11

Nobbs. -- coffee. She's really enjoy

this game, Houghton. A training

1:35:111:35:25

ground exercise now for England,

really, trying to get through

1:35:251:35:30

against a packed defence. Nobbs has

been at the heart of everything for

1:35:301:35:35

England. Bright. Duggan. Kirby. Good

ball in. Has to be a penalty and a

1:35:351:35:47

sending off. No, no, no, surely!

She's not going to stop, referee, if

1:35:471:35:54

she's in that position. Why would

she stop?

We would praise the

1:35:541:36:04

referee but that the lawful

decision, she's got two arms around

1:36:041:36:08

her, definite penalty.

Get her on

strictly with that sort of dance

1:36:081:36:12

routine! Here come

Bosnia-Herzegovina. Nikolic. Great

1:36:121:36:21

cheer from the English supporters

for Siobhan Chamberlain. Clean sheet

1:36:211:36:26

against Russia in the first of the

qualifiers. After the 6-0 win. She's

1:36:261:36:33

run that into trouble. Aleksic.

1:36:331:36:44

Greenwood. Important to realise

these England players are

1:36:451:36:54

professionals, the Bosnian players

what or two of them are. There are

1:36:541:37:01

league is literally leagues below

the standard played in England.

1:37:011:37:06

Interesting some countries now given

parity in terms of pay between the

1:37:061:37:16

women's and men's team.

Exactly what

would be fantastic if it were the

1:37:161:37:20

case everywhere. We mentioned Bosnia

and Herzegovina. Their league is,

1:37:201:37:26

again, a developing league, won a

lot of the players amateur.

A good

1:37:261:37:33

run for English once again. Bullish

inside the penalty she wants one.

1:37:331:37:42

The size of the TV deals, the size

of crowds... If they do get an all

1:37:421:37:50

professional league, how they do it

I don't know. They are playing on a

1:37:501:37:55

regular basis. Come closer. But it's

a long way off here don't you think?

1:37:551:38:00

I think it is but the fact is you

want those teams to be full-time

1:38:001:38:04

professional, or getting paid at

least a certain amount of money...

1:38:041:38:08

So they don't have to combine work

and play in.

Lovely run here. All

1:38:081:38:14

about giving it back in towards...

Kirby! Blocked and away. And England

1:38:141:38:27

so close to a fourth.

Superb by Fran

Kirby. What a ball. Good movement

1:38:271:38:34

from Toni Duggan. The fact Fran

Kirby has the vision to see that...

1:38:341:38:39

Can't follow up with the second

shot. They just threw their bodies

1:38:391:38:44

on the line. Bosnia to try and

defend and keep the scoreline down.

1:38:441:38:50

Good saved by the goalkeeper. Did

the world of good after losing

1:38:501:38:54

confidence. Comes across from

Greenwood.

She certainly wants the

1:38:541:39:06

third goal. Good movement, get in

front of her marker. Can't head the

1:39:061:39:09

ball down. Clearly a training ground

move.

All smiles. November 79,

1:39:091:39:18

Doctor Hook and his medicine man,

when you're in love with a beautiful

1:39:181:39:22

woman. Number one. A significant

month in your life. So that was

1:39:221:39:28

number one...

I shouldn't tell you

these things, should I?

Well done to

1:39:281:39:33

your friend John for letting us know

that. Well done, John.

I should

1:39:331:39:41

learn to keep those things to

myself.

Down the line. Nikolic.

1:39:411:39:53

Bright is there with her racy

backpass. Got some work to do. Stop

1:39:531:40:01

things here. This is Radeljic down.

She seemed to twist funny, a clash

1:40:011:40:12

of knees with Alex Greenwood. It was

that twist, whether her boots were

1:40:121:40:16

slightly caught in the turf. She has

moved.

Bit of dead legwear? You're

1:40:161:40:22

right, need to me. England treated

the good. Let's have a look again.

1:40:221:40:31

Great delivery year. Steph

Houghton's first goal, right place,

1:40:311:40:37

right time. Toni Duggan whipped the

ball in. Parris, that's what you

1:40:371:40:40

want from the white player, to come

in and be the second Centre forward.

1:40:401:40:45

This was such a clever, intelligent

free kick by Houghton, the

1:40:451:40:50

goalkeeper lined the wall up wrong.

The fact she spotted that, seeing

1:40:501:40:54

where the space was. Top technique.

Is she a centre-back?

Centre-half.

1:40:541:41:01

She only got one goal for England,

mot.

Very good in the air, Mo

1:41:011:41:12

Marley, very difficult to get by.

1:41:121:41:23

She's had a good night. Bronze.

Looking for the middle. Fascinating

1:41:261:41:41

character, this goalkeeper. Chances

her arm a little bit now and again.

1:41:411:41:50

Certainly one of their best

performers. Don't know quite what is

1:41:501:41:54

going to happen with her. Spahic to

clear it away. Radeljic still

1:41:541:42:03

getting treatment.

It's getting that

consistency. She'll pull off a

1:42:031:42:07

fantastic save, then make a real

simple error. That has to come down

1:42:071:42:12

to coaching. She won't get that at

her club. The likes of Chamberlain,

1:42:121:42:21

Karen Bardsley...

Greenwood wants

it. Incredible really. Her debut 14

1:42:211:42:35

months ago for England. Bright. It

looks as though she's been around in

1:42:351:42:40

the team for years. Parris. The

keeper was teased to come out. Can't

1:42:401:42:52

get to the loose ball. Kirby can

come in typically tenacious style.

1:42:521:42:58

Duggan going for a bending shot.

Here is Nobbs. Kirby really in the

1:42:581:43:07

thick of the action throughout.

1:43:071:43:18

18 minutes to go, you would think

England would start thinking about

1:43:181:43:21

substitutions. Activity away to our

left-hand side. Jo Potter might be

1:43:211:43:29

coming on. Comes across to the

penalty area, away for a goal kick.

1:43:291:43:36

I can't see them... It Jo Potter

that is going to come on. I would

1:43:361:43:41

think it would be one of the

midfield players. It's Christiansen.

1:43:411:43:47

She's done well, I think she's

played well. She's got the ball,

1:43:471:43:51

she's been very positive. A

different type of player, very

1:43:511:43:56

versatile, she can play centre-half,

she played centre-half for Redditch.

1:43:561:44:00

I think she will slot into that

midfield position, maybe she'll go

1:44:001:44:03

in with the Jordan Nobbs role.

Jordan Nobbs maybe push forward

1:44:031:44:08

slightly. A great left foot.

Is to

be read in the European finals

1:44:081:44:13

against Portugal. Appearance number

35 country, 13 years on from her

1:44:131:44:18

debut against the Netherlands. She

scored in battle romping win against

1:44:181:44:25

Hungary 13-0 back in 2005, England's

record. She's a selfless player.

1:44:251:44:33

Goes around the world. Very rarely

get a start. She's uncomplaining.

1:44:331:44:43

October 2016 she last started.

Kirby. Potter available in the deep

1:44:431:44:48

line position. Dropping back to give

herself space. Maybe held onto the

1:44:481:44:53

ball too long. When Potter got it

she was closed. Greenwood chasing

1:44:531:44:59

back for England. Three Bosnia

players on her.

1:44:591:45:10

Probably taken by Radeljic, who I

don't think wants to stay on much

1:45:221:45:26

longer, she's grimacing. Court

there, couldn't get beyond Krso.

1:45:261:45:40

More or less in a left-back

position. Potter. Another good ball.

1:45:401:46:03

Aleksic, higher line, stretching the

game out. Deflected away by Lucy

1:46:041:46:11

Bronze. Decent cross into the

penalty area by Kulis. They play

1:46:111:46:25

warming up for Bosnia, Hadzic. Away

by Houghton. Hadzic, who they are

1:46:251:46:46

going to send one, a 22-year-old

central midfield player who played

1:46:461:46:50

in both games against England in the

Euro qualifiers. Experienced

1:46:501:46:57

Champions League player. The shears.

The player taken off is Spahic. He

1:46:571:47:20

really was totally anonymous.

She

was, I think this will add more

1:47:201:47:25

energy to this midfield. You can see

the players are tiring you can see

1:47:251:47:30

their heads went especially after

second goal. But yeah, the game has

1:47:301:47:37

just passed her by. She's very

disappointed.

She was a regular

1:47:371:47:45

through European qualifiers.

Straight into the midfield area.

1:47:451:48:02

Parris. Been bright and inventive

throughout. Pressurising her. Jordan

1:48:021:48:12

Nobbs dropped into space again.

She's done that all game. Little

1:48:121:48:16

gaps of space. Potter. To Greenwood.

Duggan. Screens in dismay. Watched

1:48:161:48:31

keenly by her family around the

world, Toni Duggan, everywhere she

1:48:311:48:34

goes. You'll occur sure her grandad

will be here, if not he'll

1:48:341:48:38

definitely be watching on TV. I know

he's not here because I can't hear

1:48:381:48:42

him! Here is Nobbs. Houghton. Kirby.

Jo Potter. In towards the far stick.

1:48:421:49:05

Spiralling cross to Parris. The flag

raised immediately as she moved

1:49:051:49:11

towards the ball.

Unlucky, that is

why Jo Potter has been brought in,

1:49:111:49:14

this is what she brings to the side,

she does have that quality. Was she

1:49:141:49:17

side? I'd like to see that again.

That's what she's done so well. That

1:49:171:49:24

movement, that wants to get on the

Boghall want to make things happen.

1:49:241:49:35

Carter. Nobbs. Parris is nearly

mixed through. England without Casey

1:49:351:49:52

Stoney, Jane Moore. Very important

for them the last year. Expecting to

1:49:521:50:04

go one better than they did in

Canada. They got to the World Cup

1:50:041:50:09

finals in France. In comes the

cross. England's men find out who

1:50:091:50:19

they play on Friday. The World Cup

draw is live on the BBC. Dan Abraham

1:50:191:50:32

going over to present it live. I

haven't got a coat.

It's minus

1:50:321:50:35

three.

You've got your thermals,

though.

Yeah. Brilliant ball towards

1:50:351:50:47

Duggan, what a pass. She couldn't

get beyond the goalkeeper in the

1:50:471:50:49

end. One of the best passes of the

game, that, fantastic.

There have

1:50:491:50:54

been some excellent passes but that

beats them all. Toni Duggan could

1:50:541:50:58

have took the ball on the left-hand

side rather than cutting in. This is

1:50:581:51:02

great vision to spot Toni Duggan's

run. If she could have gone on to

1:51:021:51:07

her left side. She just got in, made

it easy for the defender to get a

1:51:071:51:11

touch to it.

They will send Mel

Lawley on in a minute. Toni

1:51:111:51:19

Duggan... In Mo Marley's thinking

will be Tuesday night now. Against

1:51:191:51:35

Ireland at Colchester. On comes the

Manchester City player. Made her

1:51:351:51:40

debut against France. She comes on

for Nicky to Parris. What a very

1:51:401:51:47

good evening she's had. -- Parris.

She's been excellent, every time

1:51:471:51:52

she's got the ball she has looked to

make something happen. Really

1:51:521:51:57

lively, lots of pace. Lots of

energy.

1:51:571:52:06

They want to give these players

gametime, squad players. An

1:52:101:52:15

opportunity for Mo Marley to do this

in these games. We'll take it. It

1:52:151:52:23

comes back out. Jordan Nobbs cover

the ground so fast. One of the

1:52:231:52:28

fittest players out on the pitch.

Did well in Canada, might have done

1:52:281:52:33

better if she stayed fit. Towards

Carter. That's a penalty! They got

1:52:331:52:41

away with one but not the second!

She was strong. Hadzic is saying

1:52:411:52:51

there were six of one, half a dozen

of the other.

Definite penalty.

My

1:52:511:52:58

goodness me.

She dragged her to the

floor.

I think she slipped but as

1:52:581:53:02

she slipped she dragged it. She

missed one against Russia on the

1:53:021:53:08

spot. Given the responsibility

again. This is to make it four. A

1:53:081:53:19

confident goal-scorer. Looks calm

enough. Had to wait a long time for

1:53:191:53:32

this. From the spot... 1-0 England.

She deserves that goal, I think

1:53:321:53:46

she's been excellent. Cool, calm

finish. Send the goalkeeper the

1:53:461:53:53

wrong way. The fact she missed the

penalty and had the bravery to step

1:53:531:53:58

up and take it. She did have to wait

a long time. Send the goalkeeper the

1:53:581:54:02

wrong way, gave her the eyes.

100

senior goals in 102 senior games for

1:54:021:54:10

club and country. Terrific strike

record. Top scorer in English

1:54:101:54:19

football in 2014 scoring 29 goals at

Reading, attracting the attention of

1:54:191:54:24

the English management. First onto

the scene in Canada. Got a move to

1:54:241:54:27

Chelsea.

1:54:271:54:30

She gets England's fourth of the

night. Thoroughly deserved, she's

1:54:301:54:35

maturing into that ten role. Lawley.

Bronze with the cross. The Astrelle

1:54:351:54:49

thing to say. Because they are being

beaten 4-0. But this is an improving

1:54:491:54:57

team, Bosnia-Herzegovina. I think

they've offered more to the game

1:54:571:55:04

than they did in the previous two

encounters.

Probably we've seen a

1:55:041:55:08

better England side as well, the

fact they have, you know, moved the

1:55:081:55:13

ball much quicker, used the ball

better. Been more clinical in front

1:55:131:55:18

of goal. I don't think they were

when we played them in the Euro

1:55:181:55:22

qualification.

Jordan Nobbs who

would be a candidate for your player

1:55:221:55:28

of the match award. Kirby was

excellent. Towards Duggan.

1:55:281:55:45

That is a petulant one.

The players

getting so frustrated now.

And

1:55:451:55:57

armlock, headlock. She has every

right to ask the coach why she was

1:55:571:56:06

played in such a negative role.

Yellow macro she'll be frustrated.

1:56:061:56:10

She's more than ten.

Last time we

saw her she was getting on the ball,

1:56:101:56:14

she was the one trying to make

things happen. She's been so

1:56:141:56:17

defensive, it's been difficult for

her to get into the game apart from

1:56:171:56:21

in a defensive sense.

1:56:211:56:24

Bronze with a fizzing cross.

Squeezed away.

1:56:291:56:41

After the corner, will you think of

the player of the match? Moving

1:56:471:56:51

towards Carter... Greenwood left

footed. Came off Spahic and get it,

1:56:511:57:00

who is your player of the match?

It's a tough one, I could have

1:57:001:57:04

picked any of the front three. Fran

Kirby has been excellent when she's

1:57:041:57:08

got on the ball. I got to pick the

captain, Steph Houghton two goals,

1:57:081:57:14

she's led her team by example. She

does that every game I watch her

1:57:141:57:17

play.

Where are we going later on,

peppermint place in Birmingham? It

1:57:171:57:24

used to be a good club, I can tell

you. Barbarella.

1:57:241:57:32

This is a good run by Carter towards

the line. Faces, that was another

1:57:321:57:37

one.

Down with the kids.

These were

clubs... Trying to work this out...

1:57:371:57:47

38 years ago.

I wasn't born.

Just.

Here is a corner kick of England. On

1:57:471:58:05

the edge of the penalty area. By

Radeljic. Potter. Lawley. Thought

1:58:051:58:16

about it, didn't really exploited.

Just got herself into that position.

1:58:161:58:22

But a little bit worried you was in

that position.

Managed to get

1:58:221:58:26

herself into a really good position.

Again, good feet. That's what Mel

1:58:261:58:30

Lawley can do, what she offers. She

has a good strike. She didn't quite

1:58:301:58:33

catch hold of that one.

The whole

group will depend on England's

1:58:331:58:45

performances against Wales. Of

course. Top of the group this

1:58:451:58:52

morning. Good crowd, though. I think

the FA will be pleased with that.

I

1:58:521:59:04

think so. They've been a great

crowd, really noisy, really got

1:59:041:59:07

behind the team.

Another player is

going to come on for Bosnia. I think

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it'll be her debut. Spahic

struggling at the back. She is the

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veteran defender. She's worked hard.

She's plugged gaps. Just a question

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here. Time to this late on. To give

the 17-year-old a chance for a

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debut. The first time in the match

day squad, the under 19

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international. She's part of that

team going to Euro 18 at that level.

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She's forward. A tad late to put a

centre forward on for a defender.

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Spahic has played well.

She has

played well. She's one of those

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players when I spoke about throwing

your body on the line to try and

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stop players from getting past you,

prevent shots, she's put everything

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into this game.

2:00:242:00:34

H at the moment, this young lady, at

17 making her debut for the

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international team.

Milovic.

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20 seconds to go.

Overall thoughts?

And very good performance for

2:00:502:00:56

England, they will be very happy

with getting four goals, much better

2:00:562:01:01

in the second half, clinical in

front of goal, the final pass is

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excellent and the movement is good,

exactly what Mo Marley would have

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wanted.

Is this the sort of

performance and get the job

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full-time?

She can only beat teams

she has been asked to play against

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and the second is on Tuesday. Why

not? It has been a very good

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performance against a very stubborn

side.

Cleared away. She has gone

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down and stayed down, Radeljic. A

similar situation to Brent Hills as

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caretaker manager, he made the

foundation before Mark Sampson came

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in for the qualifying for the World

Cup. 17? No, 15.

Spot on. The girls

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spoke about that, it was quite a

seamless transition to bring in Mo

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Marley from the under 19 team, all

the players knew her so it was not

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difficult to adapt.

Lawley.

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Kirby.

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One of their best players, Aleksic.

She stuck with her. She plays in

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Hungary.

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90 seconds to goal in stoppage time.

Can England get a fifth goal? Nobbs.

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Potter thought about having a shot.

Greenwood has stayed in the wide

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position.

2:03:012:03:08

I weighed by the substitute,

Sakotic. Bronze. -- away. Over by

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Carter, brilliant stuff by England!

But it is cleared away by Nikolic --

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Numanovic.

And England stay on four.

When somebody is sitting back

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against you do have to movable

quickly and that is exactly what Dan

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Carter has done.

England have shown

they have a plan with Jodie Taylor

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making runs behind and we then have

Dan Carter with little flicks around

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the corner. England don't want to

settle for just four.

2:03:552:04:06

Greenwood. And that is it. A

competitive winning start for Mo

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Marley as the entrant manager and

two wins from two, Steph Houghton,

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Nikita Parris and the penalty from

Fran Kirby, they could have had six

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or seven against this dog-eared

Bosnia-Herzegovina team but they

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will settle for this.

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A fine win for Mo Marley and the

Lionesses in this qualifying match

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which leaves England second in the

group because Wales managed to beat

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Kazakhstan 1-0 so they top the

group. England have a chance to get

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three more points in Colchester on

Tuesday. Stay with us for reaction

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on the Red Button. From one of our

stash good night.

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Live coverage as England face Bosnia in the qualifying round of the Women's World Cup.


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