Live coverage of England's World Cup qualifier with Kazakhstan at Colchester's Weston Homes Community Stadium. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce and Sue Smith.
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Time for England to look forward and
go with Mo. It's simply the time to
focus on winning this one. It's in!
That's the breakthrough and the
captain gets it. 1-0 England.
It's 2-0 England! It's Parris, what
an opening header. Scores! Smiles
all round. 3-0 England. That's a
penalty. This is to make it four.
4-0 England. Two wins from two in
the World Cup qualifying. Mo Marley
gets off to a competitive winning
start as England's interim manager.
Mo Marley's first competitive match
as interim head coach resulted in a
comfortable 4-0 win over Bosnia and
Herzegovina. Tonight, they'll be
looking to add three more points
against bottom placed Kazakhstan.
Hello from a chilly Colchester
community stadium where I am with
Rachel Brown and Alex Scott will be
joining us at half-time. She is
moments away from receiving a
special presentation from the FA to
acknowledge her stellar England
career of 140 caps. Rachel, another
good result for England on Friday
night. Did you see any of the Mo
Marley influence in that
Yeah, a lot of
characteristics of what Mo Marley
does with the team. She is's
methodical in planning and sl have
worked out what game plan was
required to break down Bosnia
Herzegovina and the England team are
patient in what they did,
consistent. Never panicked and flew
out of the blocks in the second half
and stuck to what they planned to
do. It worked.
It did indeed.
Earlier today Wales beat Bosnia
Herzegovina 1-0 with a goal. There
was also a late penalty save from
Laura O'Sullivan. Wales are four
points clear after that result at
the top of group one. Although
England have two games in hand.
And that is including tonight's game
where they make seven changes.
Experience coming in. Also a debut
for Walsh in midfield.
fully deserved. Pivotal for her club
team at Manchester and has been
given a chance here. Playing
alongside two Centurions so she will
get help if she needs it. A lot of
changes. I expect they'll play the
same way, tees the ball through
midfield, players running forward,
no need to defend too much and
Let's hope you are
right. It's time to join the match
commentators, Jonathan Pearce and
Thank you very much. Good evening
everyone. Final match for Mo Marley
as interim manager. A repeat of
Friday's performance levels, another
big win here could make it hard for
the FA to ignore her claims if she
wants to take on the political and
media demands that come with the
job. Not surprised that she wouldn't
want to take that on. I wouldn't be
surprised if Nick Curbing of
Manchester City is the choice if Mo
doesn't take it on. The only thing
that matters for her and supporters
is a win. On a cold night. England
are 63 places above Kazakhstan who
have lost all their group games so
far without scoring. This is another
level for them. They will be more
open than Bosnia on Friday. Yes,
they will man mark and won't sit
back. England are expected to find
room in wide positions. They are
expected to comfortably stretch
their 15-year unbeaten home record
in qualifiers. The two sets of teams
below us. England with the white
shorts. To the right side
Kazakhstan. Get ready for a special
presentation to Alex Scott. 140 caps
her mum is here for this and I know
that she was the inspiration for
Alex, she made her the player that
won 140 caps for her country.
a nice touch. What a fantastic
player. Great servant for England. I
am pleased for her. Like you say,
it's something that I know that the
FA are trying to do, so those
ex-players, to give them that
coverage and just praise for what
they've done for the club and for
the country over the past few years.
Lovely family shot there as well.
The captain goes back to the
line-up. We are ready for the
national anthems. It's cold up here,
Last one out.
# Altin kun aspani.
# Altin dan dalasi.
# Erliktin dastani
# Elime qarasi!
# Ejelden er degen,
Danqimiz siqti goy!
# Namisin bermegen,
Qazagim miqti goy!
# Menin elim, menin elim,
Gulin bolip egilemin,
# Jirin bolip togilemin, elim!
# Tuwgan jerim menin, Qazaqstanim!
# Urpaqqa jol asqan,
Ken baytaq jerim bar.
# Birligi jarasqan,
Tawelsiz elim bar.
# Qarsi algan waqitti,
# Bizdin el baqitti,
Bizdin el osinday!
# Menin elim, menin elim,
Gulin bolip egilemin,
# Jirin bolip togilemin, elim!
# Tuwgan jerim menin, Qazaqstanim! #
# Menin elim, menin elim,
Gulin bolip egilemin,
# Jirin bolip togilemin, elim!
# Tuwgan jerim menin, Qazaqstanim! #
# God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
# God save the Queen
# Send her victorious
# Happy and glorious
# Long to reign over us
# God save the Queen. #
Mo Marley looks on. She's a lovely
lady and very good football coach.
She's done well with England so far.
Seven changes from Friday. Bearing
in mind the need for fresh legs to
give everyone a chance to show what
they can do. Taylor's return
upfront, she is mindful Kazakhstan
will keep a higher line so more
space behind for the golden boot
winner from the summer. Karen
Bardsley back in goal.
Williams extends her record number
of appearances to is 67. Walsh will
play higher than she does for her
club. Jill Scott plays for the first
time in this campaign. Karen Carney
injured her ankle yesterday.
nice balance between experience and
youth and I think you mentioned
Taylor, she will be pleased tonight,
look are for that space behind.
They've space either side of her as
Kazakhstan, unchanged from
Friday's defeat. Six of the players
come from the domestic championship.
They're all ever present in the
group so far. It's a small talent
pool as yet in women's football in
Karibayeva their only genuine
There is the referee from Belgium.
It's Lois Otte.
They haven't got the results that
Bosnia Herzegovina have had. They
beat them 2-0 in Kazakhstan. But I
think they're a more open team than
we saw from the visitors on Friday.
They are, that probably will
probably suit England better. The
fact they'll go for it. They'll be
direct and long balls, England can
exploit that space behind and space
out wide and gets the likes of
Williams on the ball, players to
make things happen. England should
have not have a problem tonight.
have seen a picture of us up here on
the roof The Main stand, reminds me
of a picture of my grandad and
grandmother down by the seaside near
where we used to live in the 1930s!
Blankets on, and it's not
flattering. Let's be honest.
It's keeping us warm. I am happy.
Here we go then. It's a bit parky!
England will get us under way,
kicking from left-to-right. Jill
Scott away towards Lucy Bronze.
Bronze into Williams.
Covering ground very quickly. I
think it's interesting that Williams
comes back in, Mo Marley is saying
whoever... That's offside. The flag
was raised before she got the shot
away. She is showing at her age, 33,
there is a part for everyone to
Of course. Williams has been
excellent for her club Reading and
she has been playing further forward
in that number 10 role. Interesting
to see how she adapts back to the
holding midfielder, if you like.
Walsh, not seen her in a more
advanced midfield position.
Interesting to see how she deals
with that on the first start.
Bardsley back in goal. Trained very
well according to the England
interim manager. No reflection
whatsoever on Chamberlain's
performance. She played well in
France, played well on Friday. Shows
the competition between the two.
Definitely. Telford as well, reserve
goalkeeper, another quality
goalkeeper. That's something we have
wanted for years, that competition
and that position.
The cones on the
touchline, anyone involved in youth
football and you will know what I am
talking about. You go out on Sunday
morning and put those cones down.
That's a throw to England and will
be taken by Parris.
That's a dodgy piece of goalkeeping
The goalkeeper will
make the wrong decision at times, so
she should catch and vice versa and
you could see there was a little
They have made a change to
the formation straightaway.
Bortnikova is playing as a wingback.
Parris gets the cross in. Again the
goalkeeping was not confident at
all. She's dropped the ball. She
plays for the champions, she won 16
games out of 16 this season. Made a
number of international appearances
but has looked jittery. This will be
the biggest occasion they've played
in against a team third in the
Alex Greenwood of Liverpool, her
26th international cap for her
country. Played on Friday. And she
will take this. Very good at set
pieces. In it comes. It's whipped
away there by Vyldanova.
Greenwood, left-footed. Allowed to
come inside. Look at the number of
blue shirts. Well, far from being a
little bit more open as they have
been, so far in the competition,
they've done ultra defensive. This
could be more frustrating than
England felt it might be.
they were going to come out that
little bit more, but whether they've
thought first ten minutes try and
keep it tight and build your way
into the game. But at the moment
there is a low block England have to
It's one thing to plan
to play through the third, but when
you are effectively playing in one
third of the pitch, to come up with
another method to get around a
That's where the
movement is key. The quick play, the
one and two touch. Can't hold on to
the ball. I think England were good
at that on Friday.
Williams, you named her Man of the
I think she really led by
example that night. Two goals isn't
bad for a centre-half.
That's going to be a goal kick.
It's nice, I asked why she didn't
take the penalty for the third. She
fully believes whoever is the
penalty - the penalty taker should
Five minutes gone.
Good win for Wales today. I thought
it was going to be a banana skin.
They had to survive a late penalty
scare. It's an important victory for
them out there. It means, there is
the coach by the way, of Kazakhstan.
71-year-old, took over after the
disappointing European qualifying
He will be disappointed, let's be
honest, never qualified for any
major, but we have to put in context
these England players are playing in
Champions League some of them,
quarter-finals coming up, they're
all professional paid players now.
They're playing against amateurs.
Yeah, such a huge gulf between the
two teams. We can see that by how
Lovely turn by Parris.
Played well for Manchester City this
season so far.
She's a clever player. Plays much
yobbed her years, is very mature.
Great vision -- much beyond her
Walsh plays towards Lawley. She had
two option options, over the top for
Taylor or out wide to Greenwood. Was
it the right one?
If it had gone
into the top corner you would have
Plenty of things I have
said with hindsight!
Lawley, thoughts on her getting a
start, she wanted to rotate and give
everyone a chance.
Mo Marley knows
her well from the youth set-up and
thinks she wants to give her an
opportunity. She's developed as a
player for Manchester City.
giving players a game for the sake
of it, just to show what they can do
for her at this level, she's had a
lot of them through the under-20s
and under-19s, she was a coach at
Loughborough. She's also had in mind
what they can do in this particular
game against this particular
opposition, Marley. She has
certainly given the team, or the
squad I should say, a more youthful
Just too much height on it for
Parris who is not the tallest at
5'4". Scored in both the World Cup
qualifying games so far.
work for England. Switch the play
quickly. They've the ability to do
that. Kazakhstan seem to all go to
one side. They all follow the ball,
that's where the space is out, the
Vyldanova, has played in the
Over the two games, about 20,000
people will have watched the
England's women team since Friday,
which is good news. Back strongly by
They have no sort of form whatsoever
really. Should go on and win
comfortably, if they can get the
opening goal early.
The longer it goes on at 0-0, the
more belief Kazakhstan will get from
They did One Show of the games
in the last World Cup -- they did
win one of the games in the last
World Cup qualifying. The captain
gets it away again.
Lucy Bronze, past the 50-mark away
Another good ball forward, cut out
by Vyldanova. England knew they
would man mark in there, and the
people they will be marking will be
Jill Scott and Walsh, there you are.
Straight pressure, how do you get
beyond that, Sue?
You like asking me
these tactical questions! They've to
move the ball quickly and
interchange positions from midfield.
Or bypass them, get the ball out
wide, that's where the space is. Is
that the right answer, coach?
too cold to think to be honest!
Taylor who has just moved clubs,
gone out to America, sea at --
That's got to be a penalty! Parris
was Crumpled from behind.
Looked like it was a lovely ball
through. That's a push in the back.
That's a definite penalty. Lovely
dink through. Got to be a penalty.
Made no attempt to play the ball.
Played the player. And she's been
hurt actually. Anywhere else on the
pitch it's a free kick, should have
been a penalty.
The referee was in a
good position to see that. Parris
made that run just on the blind
We remarked on this before,
throughout the last qualifying
campaigns and indeed in the finals,
the standard of refereeing, the
standard of women's football is
rising all the time. Some of you
watching football for the first time
may be critical of that comment, but
it is. Statistically it is,
technically, the people who know
about these things will tell you it
is, the standard of referees is not
matching that development, I don't
I have to agree. I think
there is a lot of good referees out
there now, but I think there is a
lot of times we watch women's
football, international games, and
that standard is still not up to the
quality of the play on the field. I
thought she was in a better
position. When you look from that
angle she actually wasn't. She could
have had help from the assistant.
A chance! Goal, England lead.
First goal for her country.
play from England, I have to say.
That's what you have to do, move the
ball quickly. Get the ball out wide.
Get that - I think it's Jill Scott
who leaves the ball. Lawley, great
wing play. As the ball is delivered
in, Scott leaves the ball. Awful
defending. But Lawley comes in off
the line. Gets herself into a good
position, good first touch which
sets her up. That's good play from
Jill Scott. She was aware, Parris
was behind her. Lawley was there.
That's a cool, calm finish.
really known for her goal scoring.
Two or three for Manchester City.
That's a great moment for her to
score her first international goal
in her first start for her country.
England 1, Kazakhstan 0 is the
scoreline after 15 minutes. England
looking to make it three wins in
three. At the moment they're four
points behind Wales who have played
a couple more. Hugely impressive
qualifying record, and it should
continue tonight. 29th home
qualifier unbeaten over the last 15
years and 23rd win they're looking
for in 37 games wins the World Cup.
24 home qualifying games in the last
27. You can open play the team in
front of you. This team at the
moment has it all to do. Fairly
unmoved down there.
Sometimes it's so difficult to play
against a team like this that are
going to sit back and they show no
adventure to get forward.
to be a corner.
Lawley is in there again. Scott will
be the main danger. She has been
watched by Nurusheva. Wide again to
In comes the resulting cross. Away
again by Vyldanova. A decent player,
missed 20 minutes of this qualifying
campaign, came off early in the 1-0
defeat by Wales. This Kazakhstan
team played through the European
qualifying championships. :
Do you think she will get the job,
do you think she really wants the
job in her heart of hearts?
the question, if she really wants
the job. On the field coaching,
players seem to like her and respect
her. She would be great for that.
It's everything else, you mentioned
it earlier on.
It comes with a chain
of political burdens and of course
the media pressure as well. Having
spoken to her on a couple of
occasions she comes across as
She is. I think
that's why players respect her
because of that. She's been a
player. She knows what it's about
and knows how to manage those.
has been important she's kept them
going. It would have been easy for
momentum to stall. What anyone
thinks about the last six weeks or
so Mark Sampson remains the only one
to take England to semis. He moved
the game on, that's not just me
You can't ignore what
he has done for the game and the
Parris is looking like an
established England player.
like about her, everything is
positive, her first touch is
forward, she's looking to create and
make things happen.
Good ball, Walsh. Good thinking by
Zheleznyak. When she first came in
she reminded me of a brilliantly...
Talented actress on the stage, you
know, on her debut in the West End,
just a bit nervy. Now she is
flourishing and enjoying the
She is, it's that
confidence of playing in the senior
squad amongst senior players she's
seen as a role model. She's only
young herself she's established
herself in the Manchester City side
and now in the senior side. She
looks like she's been there for
Never met at senior men's
international level, these two
teams. They've only met at junior
Williams, a good ball into Parris
but she's offside. Won't count.
She's saying no way. Let's see. I
think she is on.
I don't think
that's offside, I think that's a
great time to run by Parris. Lovely
by Williams, spotting the run.
That's clever. She could have gone
for the goal. She saw the run and I
think that should have been a goal
We agree for once. Let's
see if we agree on this, can you go
down the scares and get an extra
blanket? A bit too much weight. --
down the stairs. Looking for Scott.
Having just got into that position,
she was certainly hungry for the
ball than the defender, Babshuk.
Should have scored and she'll know
that. She'll be disappointed with
the end product.
She will, as she
was about to head it, she got a push
in the back but it was a good late
run by Jill Scott. That's how
Englund going to do it, get out
wide, they have players who can put
in a fantastic delivery. She makes
those late runs, there's no way be
Kazakhstan defenders will pick are.
-- will pick are up.
Not a great cross. Eased away by
Costa -- Khojasheva. Worked out of
defence by Nurusheva. Not
comfortable with the ball at her
Williams, from range. She's been in
good scoring form this season for
Reading. Scoring five goals. At
half-time we got a special report on
whether the next coat should be a
woman or a man. -- the next coach.
Can I ask where you lie on that
I'm very similar to what
some of the players have said, it's
got to be the best person for the
job. Whether it's male or female. Of
course I understand why people say
it should be a female, tried to give
them opportunities but it's got to
be the best person for me.
should qualify from this group but
there may need to go better than
they did in 2015. That's offside.
-- they need to go better.
That's definitely an side.
setup. Terrible we action in the
middle, I think it was Nurusheva
again. -- terrible we
the body position is all wrong, just
That's where Nikita
Parris has grown I think as a
player, that decision-making.
The next game here is against Exeter
on the ninth, I think. About 9000,
the crowd tonight. Stabbed away by
Kirgizbaeva. Lovely ball to Parris.
Just deflected away, falling back to
Bronze. Beyond the defender,
Krasyukova. She was playing for it,
Bronze, she ran into the Kazakhstan
You can't really see from
that angle. This is a better angle,
she just pokes it through. I don't
think there's much contact there.
harsher referee might have booked
Lucy Bronze, to be honest.
really unlike Lucy Bronze. Don't
think I've ever seen her do that
We haven't had to mention
very often, Bonner. Hasn't seen much
of the ball. Vyldanova, who has 18
goals for her country. She was
cautioned and suspend -- suspended
against a rampant Develin 's side
who blew England a wide -- rampant
You know what
you're going to get with Jill Scott,
she'll always give you 100%. Not
enough credit for her ability on the
Her seventh major finals for
England in the summer of 2019, in
France. Which is where she plays, in
Lyon who are a couple of goals clear
at the top in France. Gemma Bonner,
played her competitive international
against Montenegro, 10-0. Wanting to
use the width. Parris is having a
happy first half.
Walsh, tempting ball. Safer handling
this time by the goalkeeper. Just a
couple of campaigns. Kazakhstan only
lost 1-0 against Bosnia. And by
Wales. The minnows are getting
away by Nurusheva who is having a
bit of a stinker.
getting the ball out wide, a quality
delivery behind the defence. This
shape, they are leaving space for
players to run into. That is
Taylor's forte. Give her a chance
and she'll score.
That missed kick
in the penalty area, they were doing
that frequently in the warm up.
Almost painful to watch. The warm up
was so shabby. You see junior teams
of eight, nine, ten years old
warming up with more method.
shows how far they are behind. There
are no sports scientists out there.
They can't afford it, they don't
have the budget. We must put it into
context, the budget for the injured
women's team is right up there with
the top countries in the world now.
-- for the England women's team.
They've only got one upfront,
Kazakhstan. Gemma Bonner, most
capable back there. She won the
under 19 European title with Mo
Marley. She didn't play in the
final. One of many players in this
squad who came through that team.
Just deflecting away off Greenwood.
She popped up at the near post from
The same as Lucy Bronze,
playing like wide players. They want
to be involved, they don't need to
defend in games like this. The
goalkeeper looks so shaky.
that's a change. Mo Marley has
realised. She has pushed on the
If they stay out you can
underlie them. Lucy Bronze is great
at that, she naturally does it
A knee problem. She's looked
uncomfortable throughout. Don't
think she really fancies going on
with this. Does that mean if we
start limping we can go early? The
director is listening. I've got a
limp, a real problem. Just over half
an hour played. I was saying
earlier, not just flattery but I
really enjoy, I've been doing this
job a long time, World Cups and so
on around the England team, a lot of
enjoyment for the England women's
Nice to know. A very nice
bunch, aren't we?
I've said it
before, it's a throwback to what the
men's team were like, seeing them on
a regular basis, talking to them.
You get to know them a bit better.
Enthusiastic atmosphere from the
crowd as well.
Wouldn't mind betting Lucy Bronze
scores a goal tonight. The way she
is pushing progressively forward
down the right-hand side. There she
is. She has an iron for goal, half a
dozen for England, scoring against
Russia. -- she has an eye for goal.
Well played, Nikita Parris. Williams
is available. Greenwood to her left.
Looking for Taylor, who is just
squeezed out of it.
England need to be patient.
think they were both patient in the
European Championships in the summer
at times. Towards Greenwood! A good
save by the goalkeeper. That will do
her the world of good, the keeper.
Great technique by Greenwood. The
ball was bouncing, on the half
volley. The goalkeeper getting a
hand to it. This is a difficult
technique but what a technique that
Won her last club game against
Aston Villa. Lovely shot and save.
She's got a couple for England,
Greenwood. Youth captain. Another
player familiar with the coaching
techniques of Mo Marley. All the way
through. Very sluggish across the
ground there. Towards Karibayeva.
She scored against Switzerland as an
international centre forward in
November, 2011, Caro by Ava, but I
can't find any record of her scoring
since then -- Karibayeva.
isolated, there are no runners and
knows a port. -- and no support.
Kirgizbaeva is playing in a much
Doug out by conscious -- by
Khojasheva. The shot is deflected
this time. A bit of a deflection off
Kirgizbaeva, I think it was.
Watching Taylor, so difficult for
her to get into the game. Going
short to her feet.
I think by keeping those around that
why there's more space out wide for
Parris and on the other side.
Williams, through her career, hasn't
wasted many passes.
Available now for the injured game
against Wales. Later going to
Bosnia. -- for the England game.
Holding it up. A team going out to
Russia tomorrow morning, covering
the World Cup and all concerned
about the weather in Moscow, how
it's going to be minus 15. It's
actually going to be -3 and
apparently some places in England
are going to be minus four. I'll
think of you! Good ball. Well
parried by the goalkeeper. A shaky
start for her. Good recovery by the
goalkeeper. I think the word I'd use
for higher in the opening five
minutes would be terrified. -- the
word I'd use for her.
Lawley, the goal-scorer. Williams,
it came off the goalkeeper. And
offside. Wouldn't have counted
anyway. Didn't put it in and
wouldn't have counted. The keeper's
She's offside. No one is
closing her down. She has the
ability to do that. Good follow-up
When does the
goalkeeper's leg get heart -- hurt?
A good strike from Williams. The
keeper just parried it. Poor
goalkeeping. Taylor, good follow-up.
I don't know if she slightly twists
Yes, she'd dug it into the
I think the fact she has it
taped up, clearly there's some
What are your injuries
at the moment?
I'm all right at the
I mustn't grumble about
myself, to be honest. The thing is,
for you listening, we on the roof of
the stand and behind us is nothing
so the wind is actually sluicing
through. There we are, look. Are you
standing up? I like your hat. I
think it's rather stylish.
Maybe that trend will catch on.
Any of you with teenage boys and
girls, anything decent you have get
snickered. Taken to parties, never
to be returned. There's a problem
here for the goalkeeper. The second
choice goalkeeper, Sandalova, will
be making her debut.
When she was injured before, she
went down and the first thing they
made her do was a goal kick, which
wasn't terribly sensible. She's not
taking this one now. Nurusheva will
take it. Who hasn't exactly
demonstrated the perfect kick of the
football so far. That's better.
Dawdling is a little, Williams.
Bonner, a good season with Liverpool
Yeah, she really has.
Deserve to be called into the squad
and I'm really pleased for her.
She's got a start tonight.
minutes left in the half. There will
be significant stoppage time.
Deflected off and shut. -- off at
shock -- Babshuk.
The community Stadium in Colchester.
A good run from the bank, a really
good run by Bonner. Not yet cleared.
-- a good run from the back. Fair to
say Houghton has had better efforts
in her career.
disappointed with the second ball. A
good delivery from Greenwood, two
good Wippert in the balls. Houghton
does well to get the ball in the
danger area but she completely leans
back, doesn't she?
-- whipped in
balls. The goalkeeper is really
struggling, she should have never
taken that goal kick. She can't move
They clearly don't have
any faith in their reserve
They've got to get her
on. They shouldn't be allowed to
risk further injury to a player.
Greenwood with it. Towards the heart
of the penalty area, partially
cleared. Waltz, sensible ball. --
Walsh. The keeper is hobbling after
making the save. Anything either
side of her is going to go in.
Williams can get any sort of power
on her shot into the top corner the
goalkeeper will have no chance. Some
of the goals she's a scored this
season, Williams, one from the
Walsh is enjoying
herself. Starting off not
particularly well. That's a poor
foul. Getting a yellow card,
That's deserved, so
Gaistenova, in third-place in the
Takes the ball into her midriff.
Kristiansen is there, Kirby,
Williamson, and Telford on the
bench, the goalkeeper.
When you are playing a team who you
know aren't going to attack you,
sometimes you can be a bit lazy with
your passing and at times England
have done that over the last 25
minutes or so.
One minute into
stoppage time. Nobbs is on the
bench, the young Everton player,
good experience for her to be in the
England team. Big game for Everton
tomorrow against West Ham United.
Die-hard Evertonians. Are you there?
Yes, as a fan, there tomorrow. It is
a big game, you're right.
England captain, Houghton. The 94th
International for her.
England substitutes warming up.
Purely to keep warm. Just sitting
The run 4-2 by Bronze. Got to get
the ball in early. Getting it in in
the end, it hit Lucy Bronze on the
Just wondering if Jill Scott could
have done that a bit quicker, take
the extra touch.
Mo Marley needed to
make some many changes tonight, with
There isn't the same sharpness or
rhythm for England that there was
the other night.
I think they
started with that but as the game
has gone on...
Because of the way
Kazakhstan lined up, some of the
England players not sure what they
should be doing.
So difficult, on
numerous occasions I've played teams
who sit back like that. You've got
to be patient and keep up the tempo
even know they aren't playing any
kind of tempo.
half-time on the next England
manager. Stay tuned for that. There
will be discussion of Mo Marley and
her tactics. Rejoining the
presentation team down there. Lovely
Houghton with the last word of the
half. Oh, lovely moment. Bardsley
gets a touch! She's had nothing to
do, has a she? That's the first time
she's touched it.
I've seen her
running up and down trying to keep
Is that a clue. Go on then,
you do ten yards.
It's a little bit predictable
through the middle, England. Can
Sloppy passes by England.
And the half-time whistle blows.
England in the lead. We expect them
to be more comfortable than this.
Lawley scoring her first goal for
her country after 15 minutes. One in
the back of the net ruled out for
offside, against limited opposition,
stubborn opposition playing more
defensively than we thought they
would. But England lead at half-time
by a goal to nil.
STUDIO: England a goal to the good
at half-time. Alex Scott has joined
us now. We have been admiring the
shirt that you were given in that
presentation. A special moment for
A really special moment, my
niece and my mum was there, as well.
It's topped off the year, retired
now obviously, but end of the year.
It was really special.
Friday night it was 1-0 to England,
and tonight the same. Will Mo Marley
be pleased in the dressing room
I think some things we
can tidy up on out there. I don't
think we are seeing the fluidity as
we did on Friday. A couple of passes
have been sloppy. The end product,
our crosses. I am demanding high
standards but they're the things we
can clean up on.
It is Mel Lawley
with the goal. It was a goal made in
Manchester, came from Walsh through
Jill Scott and finished by Lawley.
It's a deserved goal for pressing in
the first half.
Absolutely, when you
get the ball out wide, whether it's
Bronze or Parris, but it's a lfl
ball in, speculative. Just got it
over. You know, a nice clipical
finish to get, I think -- clinical
finish to get I think her second
start in an England shirt and fine
finish. Should be more, but it's a
quality finish. Six players on the
pitch tonight from Manchester City.
No surprise it's a combination of
In the first half most of the
play, like on Friday, has come down
the right side with Lucy Bronze and
Parris. We need to keep targeting
those players, get the ball to them.
I would have liked to see them a bit
wide. At the start she was getting
one by one. And looked dangerous.
They need to keep the ball moving
Parris has been involved a
lot. She was screaming for a
penalty. Yet again.
definitely a penalty. The player had
no intention of going for the ball.
Rightly so. She's screaming for the
penalty and should get that.
through the back of her on the blind
side. No question, no argument you
can make for that not being a
penalty. She had one in the last
match against Bosnia Herzegovina and
didn't get given. That's two.
she not getting them?
I don't think
there is any particular reason. She
gets in good positions where she's
getting thor - her body between the
ball and the player. As a
consequence often gets bundled over
in the box.
England had the ball in
the net again. It was Parris again
in a another great position.
run. When you watch the replay she's
right in line with the centre half.
She has composure of mind to knock
it back for Taylor for a simple
finish which would have been
England's second and should have
Parris has so much, they're
playing a higher line than Friday
and it's giving her space to get
We are seeing her really
grow in an England shirt, she was
the dangerous player on Friday and
is showing it again. That's what you
have to do. When you are given the
opportunities to play for your
country you have to grab it with
both hands, show what you are about.
It seems like she's playing with
this freedom about her.
fast players the licence to push on
and pull back that back line and
feed on that space in between.
has been a lot of England chances,
like you say, they could certainly
be further ahead. This one is a
great save from the goalkeeper.
Wonderful technique from Alex
Greenwood. Does well to keep that
under control. England have created
a lot of chances. This was a weak
effort from Jill. Shooting is
probably not top of her top trumps
This one with Taylor.
This one was offside.
Just. I think
the players in the changing room at
half-time should keep saying look,
we need to keep shooting this
goalkeeper. She seems like she's
unorthodox. Get those shots and you
have to follow in. She doesn't seem
to be catching anything.
in that she can't catch!
struggling with an injury. Earlier
today in the same group Wales
travelled to Bosnia Herzegovina.
Green took advantage of poor home
defending to score the only goal in
the second half. Bosnia and
Herzegovina were awarded a late
penalty. But O'Sullivan kept out the
spot kick. It means Wales will
finish 2017 as group one leaders.
The next game for them is against
England in Southampton on April 6th.
This table is as it stands. There
could be a point in it when those
two meet which will be an exciting
match. Northern Ireland recorded a
first win of the campaign with a 3-1
victory after coming from a goal
down. Northern Ireland remain in
fourth place. They do now have some
opportunities on the board. In group
two, Switzerland beat Albania by
5-1. Scotland play Switzerland in
April, which is their next big
match. Switzerland will be six
points clear when they play
Scotland. Scotland with two games in
For the FA's search to find the next
permanent head coach of the England
women's team continues, should it be
a woman or simply the best
candidate? Leading figures in the
sport have different opinions as Sue
Some of the biggest names in women's
football in this country, including
Hope Powell who was in charge for 15
years, have come out strongly and
said that Mark Sampson's permanent
replacement should be a woman. So, I
have been speaking to a number of
high profile women in the game about
this, including the head coach who
currently occupies the national hot
I think it's great that first
I have been given this opportunity
because it actually is aspirational
for other female coaches. I never
thought when I was a coach that I
could actually have a career pathway
for coaching. As a female, you know.
The structure in the system that I
came through helped me achieve that
so I am like, me personally, I think
it would be great if it was a
Support for a woman to be in
the top job has come from none other
than one of the country's most
famous former internationals.
I would love to see a female in
charge. There are good female
coaches with vast amounts of
experience in the women's game today
that I would love to see one of them
get the job.
Yes, they have to hit the right
criteria for the FA and what they're
looking for, I feel no women can get
in the men's game at the minute, so
they should be given the opportunity
if they're good enough, which I
believe a lot of them are.
is divided on the matter with
several of the top players
indicating that gender should not
come into the equation when
selecting this key position.
the best person for the job, not
necessarily male or female. It's the
coach that can bring us good results
to continue and hopefully move us
from third in the world to first in
the world and I think for us it's
about picking the right person for
I think the best person for
the job really, a person who is
going to take us to this next level
and give us the best quality that we
need and I think whether that's male
or female, just the right person.
Marley who took on the role on a
temporary basis at the end of
September is some people' preferred
choice due to a long involvement in
the game and her easy going nature.
Obviously Mo Marley is very, very
experienced, she seems like a safe
and right choice. She has the
experience, a lot of the current
England players have played under
her at international level. I have
not heard a bad word say about her,
she's honest, a good communicator
and gets her point out on the field.
She's the main candidate for me.
I am a realist. I want England to be
the best in the world. I am strong
like everybody else is and it might
be at the expense of me, I want the
best manager to help England be the
best they possibly can be in the
She's hugely respected within the
women's game and essentially Mo
Marley has done what she was asked
to do coming in for these three
I think it was definitely the
right person to steady the ship this
time. For me just even watching that
VT, if Mo wants the job, say you
want it and you are the best
candidate, watching Mo I don't think
that's what comes across. As Kelly
said, yes it would be a safe option
but I don't want the next England
manager to be the safe option, I
want someone who is going to excite
this England group because the
talent is there that they could
medal at the next World Cup.
I think what Mo's quality
and strengths are, are in developing
players and I think that's why she's
been in the role, under-19s have
been successful at that role.
Managing senior players is very,
very different to managing 19s, not
coaching but managing is very
different role. For me, I am still
not quite sure she's the full fit,
she's superqualified for the job,
wait and see what the outcome is.
Where do you stand on the, whether
it should be male or female head
coach for the women's role?
it's the best candidate, whether
it's male or female, whether it's
someone from England, someone
internationally. It has to be the
best candidate. I would like to see
someone come in who has had success
at international level, that's the
one thing we haven't had from
previous England managers, someone
coming in with that on their CV.
When you look at the candidates, who
is there, Laura Harvey, Emma, there
isn't a lot of candidates, it's easy
to say it should be female, but like
you said, it has to be the right
You have teammates still
playing in the England camp. Have
you had conversations with them
about being in the camp under Mo
I think it's been hard
because of the offfield stuff going
on. It's the environment weird at
the moment s that down to Mo, no,
it's a course of events.
candidate is the word that was
uttered a lot there. You said it as
well. Any names you want to put
forward for best candidate?
really hard, Laura Harvey has taken
another job in America. I am
struggling, who is there?
have been standout candidate for me.
With the international success I
would be looking at Jill Elis. Who
knows if she is even available but
she's won all kinds of things with
the US, originally from England. She
is a female manager, perfect fit in
some ways, whether she is up for
this job at this moment I am not
When you look closer to home,
Manchester City manager, Nick, don't
know if he is in the running. Done
very well at Manchester City. Don't
know. I am not sure.
Plenty of his
players in the England squad as
well. We do believe that interviews
are taking place next Monday.
Perhaps we will know a little more
soon. There was news yesterday from
Birmingham City ladies who announced
their goalkeeper has been diagnosed
with cancer at the age of 27. She
will undergo surgery next month. We
all wish her the very, very best
with treatment and recovery. More
sport to enjoy this weekend. Match
of the Day is back tomorrow.
Then the World Cup draw, something
for England fans to look forward to.
We won't mention Scotland fans like
So Kazakhstan goalkeeper, we believe
she may not come out for the second
half. She's had a very eventful
She has. She had
strapping on her leg, clearly
struggling with that initially and
then hurt her left knee. I don't
think it helped things. She made a
good save. I mean, it's the biggest
night of her international career.
She's going to be nervous and having
a couple of knocks is not going to
help. I think we are going to see
the Kazakhstan substitute goalkeeper
for the second half.
You have to
test her straightaway. More shots at
goal to see if she is nervous to
Of course she's going
to be. I was watching the warm-up,
which was primitive to say the
Keep getting the ball to
Parris. She has been our dangerous
player. The end product, let's clean
up on crosses and final passes.
set pieces whip the ball in on the
goalkeeper. Test her early.
see if they do that. The teams are
on the pitch. Let's get back to our
commentary team. Jonathan Pearce and
Sue Smith for the second half.
COMMENTATOR: Thank you very much.
The debutant goalkeeper is on then.
Has been on the bench for the three
qualifiers so far. Gets her big
chance. Not a tall goalkeeper at
all. As Rachel said, her warm-up
wasn't great. We will see what
happens in this second half. England
unchanged. Bitter cold night. An
enthusiastic crowd. Can England push
on and get a resounding victory to
Now looking to cement this victory.
I believe Rachel had a dig at me
I think it's the
goalkeeping unions, they all stick
I think she made one or
two good saves that goalkeeper and
she was brave. First five minutes
she was terrified.
A bright start to the second half.
The goalkeeper came very quickly out
there. Impressive first moment for
her. I think the assistant referee
flagged for offside. It's a corner.
She was coming for the defender
decision was a corner and eventually
that's what happens. Williams takes
Deflected off Parris. Kept in by
Playing high up the pitch. Good ball
wide to Lawley. A good cross in.
England have lacked quality crosses.
Do things a little bit quicker, I
think they're taking an extra touch
and they don't need to. Lawley could
have whipped that in first time.
Bardsley back in goal, one of seven
changes. Scott back in the starting
line-up and so too Taylor. And debut
A chance for Williamson tonight for
the first time. A break in play, so
I will ask you about the thoughts
down below us - let's have your
thoughts on that England set-up.
Which way would you gauge the most
opinion came from, man manager or
I think it was really mixed.
I think some of the players have
said pretty much what I said and the
girls said, but it's got to be the
best person for the job, no matter
if that's male or female. Kelly
Smith and Hope Powell have spoken
strongly that it should and woman
but it's got to be the best
candidate. The one that's going to
take England to the next level. A
lot of names out there.
It would be
fantastic to see women giving
coaching opportunities at men's
Definitely. If you are good
enough you should be able to coach
I am not saying at first
team level to start off with or
reserve team level, certainly within
a top coaching set-up, to gain
experience so they can come through.
There are too few possibilities.
A throw to England. Greenwood will
Here is Walsh. A good block.
Here is Williams. There is a stiff
breeze swelling around the ground.
All the play in the final third as
far as England are concerned.
We are about 1,000 feet up here!
That's a corner kick for England.
Greenwood will take it.
Has to try to test the goalkeeper
An impressive setdown for the
corner here, England. Good rotation
in there. Houghton found space. Good
set piece work. Didn't come to
anything, it was cleared. Across the
far post. I think a little push in
there by Bonner. So, I think if Mo
Marley wins this and wants the job,
she would have made a good case for
herself to be the England manager,
if she wants it, that's the thing.
If she doesn't want it, would Nick
Cushing, he would be my favourite.
He has to be right up there with
what he has achieved with Manchester
City. Obviously you look at the
amount of Manchester City players
playing tonight. He knows how to
manage the players. He is a very
good coach. Everybody speaks highly
of him. He has to be one of the
Half the team comes from
Manchester City these days.
That's a mistake. Parris one of
those Manchester City players. And
back to another one, Jill Scott.
Greenwood of Liverpool.
Are they fourth in the table at the
moment? Easily through there towards
the substitute goalkeeper Sandalova.
Laura Harvey mentioned at half-time
there. Emma Hays, a new contract at
Yeah, two quality lady
coaches. Obviously Emma Hays signed
that new Chelsea contract and wants
to do as much as she can can
Chelsea. I think she wants to win
the Champions League.
that was an interesting name. I
wouldn't be surprised if she was
interested in the job.
that has won things with America.
She's used to winning on an
international stage. To bring her in
would be another great chance. Lots
of good names out there. I suppose
it's whoever the FA feel is right to
take the girls forward.
Great to see
Casey Stony involved.
That would be
something involved for the future.
Rachel, Kelly Smith, they're all
doing their coaching badges. I think
that's something they see for the
Will defence be in danger
for the first time tonight? Let's
see. A goal kick. Sylvia Knight?
She's retired but still part of the
technical team. We saw a lot offer
in the Netherlands.
Yeah, again it's
does she want to be part of that
international set-up again, the
travelling? I think that's the
reason she probably stopped in the
An interview with her
would be fascinating.
Couldn't get a way through. Then you
mentioned Jill Elis who won the
World Cup. The last one on this
subject, John Howardman, did well
with Canada. Might come back to that
one. Here is Houghton.
He is a Geordie, isn't he?
He has managed New Zealand.
I think it will be
Cushing but we will wait and see.
Anyway, England on the attack.
Gets a shot away. Good judgment.
Bounced awkwardly in front of
I think she's done well.
Since she's come in, only had a
couple of things to do and that
wasn't a powerful shot from Lawley
but she was in the right position.
She was quick off the line
initially. She looks more
comfortable at least.
Don't stay in a straight line,
England need to be aware. Try to
break up the defence.
I think England need a Fran Kirby in
that role. That's a corner ball.
She's looked bright. Positive.
think she's been England's most
They haven't played
No, and I think again
going back to how Kazakhstan are
lining up, it's difficult to get
into the game but they need to move
the ball quicker and are more
clinical. They're trying to go
through crowded areas. Go out wide,
when they do that, they cause them
Greenwood with the corner.
Straight back out to Greenwood.
That's a good cross! Had to go in.
Bonner was in there. Taylor was in
there. Which one did it go off last?
Should have scored.
I don't think
they can believe it didn't go in.
Was it Bonner?
Flag raised anyway.
Wouldn't have counted, Sue.
it was Taylor, took it off Bonner's
foot. What a ball in from Greenwood.
It's whipped in with so much quality
that would have gone in at the far
post, I think. Taylor just took it
The assistant had raised
the flag anyway. A bit of a let-off.
It would have been offside.
Kazakhstan, damage limitation is
their main aim. What a forlorn job.
The difference between them.
yards sometimes it's been.
Work your socks off all night long,
you won't get the ball. But keep
working, keep working, it's a
forlorn quest that.
Did you ever do that? That role?
That's a good ball in by Williams!
The goalkeeper substitute half-time
does really well. Sandalova.
Positive from Parris. Good timed
run. The goalkeeper does so well.
Sees the danger, sees that Parris
has got in beyond the defence and
comes out quickly.
Did you play that
role upfront or were you always
Either wide or midfield. I
didn't, thankfully. I would have
hated it. I don't mind working hard
for the team but you want to see the
A bounce off the referee but comes
to Greenwood nonetheless.
Bonner, very steadfast.
A couple of World Cup qualifiers for
2015, I don't think she was near
this point at the end.
She has to
keep playing well for her club. She
will feel there is a position there
up for grabs.
Houghton saw an opportunity to get
it wide, so did Babshuk who got it
away. Comes to Taylor! And it's
bounced off the post! Taylor
couldn't get to the rebound. Bounced
off Nurusheva nearly into her own
goal. Kazakhstan got lucky.
They got really lucky.
into the box. Scott controlled it
poorly. I thought that was going in.
Taylor again reacting well but
couldn't get the final touch. Was
decent defending in the end to clear
Goalkick by Nurusheva. Well held
up. A poor ball in by Gaston over --
Gaistenova. The left wingback. She
seems too concerned about her
defensive responsibilities, when she
gets the ball in an attacking areas
she just passes it to anybody. She
BuzzFeed and retreats. -- she boots
it and retreats. That's unfortunate
for the substitute goalkeeper,
She comes out to try and stop it
going for a corner and I think she
takes her eyes off it and it slips
out of her arms. A mistake.
in the six yard area. Greenwood.
Bonner with the header.
each other well from their Liverpool
connection. Great delivery again
from Greenwood and I think Bonner
will feel that she should have done
better. Getting in front of the
defender, just can't get any
connection and it. -- connection on
Just about makes the halfway
line. England are going to make a
couple of substitutions. Kirby is
getting ready. Someone else down
there as well. A good game on
Friday, very bright against Russia.
I think they need that bit of energy
in there at that bit of movement and
creativity. Both players can make
She looked like a
genuine number ten playmaker, Fran
Kirby, for the first time in that
She was excellent.
Patience is the byword. The keyword
of the night. Whatever happens to Mo
Marley, what a massive role she's
played in the rise of women's
football in England. Brought so many
of these players through. I know she
means a great deal to you.
she must think of so many of these
players that she is help them
progress and develop in their career
and now they are playing at the
Fran Kirby for Taylor.
Christiansen coming on for Williams.
I think Walsh is going back into
personal position. They prefer her
in that position, getting on the
ball and making things happen from
deep. She'll be more comfortable
there as well.
Kirby notched up on
Friday her 100th senior goal. She's
in the box now, Parris trying to
find her. Deflected back to the
keeper. Big appeals for a penalty.
What has she given here? She's given
a yellow card, so she must have
given a penalty. She hasn't pointed
to the spot yet. It is a penalty to
England. Oh, that's harsh, isn't it?
Could she have got out of the way?
Fran Kirby missed one against
Russia, scored one on Friday against
Bosnia-Herzegovina. Only been on the
pitch for a couple of minutes, if
This will be her first acts as a
substitute. She's course. 2-0. They
wanted impact from the bench and now
she's done that.
Certainly has come
timing to win a penalty, the penalty
taker just comes on. I agree, it was
slightly harsh. Difficult for the
defender to get out of the way. The
goalkeeper wasn't far away. Just far
enough into the corner.
Just wonder, against a
better goalkeeper, would she have
saved it? This is the penalty that
was given. Yes, she has her arm away
from her body but it's tough to get
it out of the way.
I don't think her
arm was at an unnatural angle. I
think it hit her, most unfortunate.
England got very fortunate with that
one. Kirby, she is a wriggler. The
flag is up again. She was well.
decision. That's what Kirby brings,
gets on the ball, a couple of
touches and her vision and quality
A cold night, a very warm
reception by everyone here. First
time here and I never went to layer
Road so that's another one to tick
off. Tiny stadium right on the road
to London, on the road to France,
2019, the World Cup. Passing this
one on the way to a music festival
called Latitude. That's a throw to
Kazakhstan. Travelling up in a
camper van. In a good state, going
up. Doesn't smell quite the same
coming back after a music festival,
but there you are. Modern pop combos
go there, the Platters, the bands of
today. It's a great festival, that.
You're going to get free tickets
I can't remember the names of
the bands that we saw. Standing in
the bar, that's probably why I can't
remember the names of the bands.
Kirby trying to force it through.
Getting tired now. Let's not forget,
these England players are full-time
professionals. The Kazakhstan
players aren't and they are playing
two tough games in four days.
game progressed you thought that
fatigue would play a part and you
can see they are tiring. When you've
not had the ball and you are
chasing, as they are. Difficult
mentally and physically.
Vlassova, a youngster, I think it
will be her first, no, her third
appearance. Off the bench, she
played ten minutes against Wales and
one minute last week. To wrap it up
in style! A lovely ball in and
blasted into the net for 3-0
What a finish from Parris.
Great ball. Again, lovely timing,
great weight on the pass by Kirby. I
was thinking, should she cross it,
but she shouldn't. Timing it very
well, blasting it across the
goalkeeper. Fran Kirby, brilliant,
she's made a difference is it she
came on, scoring a penalty and
creating a goal.
her third of the campaign, she's
scored in all of the World Cup
Looks delighted when
Three in four games this
season for England and seven in 18
internationals. Here comes the young
substitute. 21. Made her debut in
the home game against Wales when she
came on for the last ten minutes or
so. Replacing Gaistenova, who is on
a yellow card and is tiring. Looks a
bit world-weary, doesn't he, Aitpay
I wonder where she'll go, the
substitute? She's a defender. Going
to the left position, midfield left
position. The wind is getting
stronger. 20 minutes to go.
Into the box.
Kicked away by the tall figure of
Krasyukova. A regular for the last
three qualifying campaigns. One of
the most experienced players they
have out there, 50 internationals
Houghton is underneath this.
A windy old night now in Essex.
Squirted away by Nurusheva. It's a
question now of how many England
will get. 9643 at the Community
Stadium. 20,000 fans have watched
England over the last four or five
days. We thank you for tuning in.
Greenwood is fouled. Thanks very
much for the messages of support you
give us. Mainly from your mum!
she's always tuning in!
Can England get another?
Going for goal here. No, for the far
post. There was a little bed of
April by -- April on Calton by the
substitute. -- a pull on Houghton.
Not great at international level
when the goalkeeper can't take the
goal kicks. In the first half she
shouldn't have because the injury.
The substitute goalkeeper should be
able to take goal kicks.
Kirgizbaeva fouled there by its got.
Very Conservative performance by the
captain of Kazakhstan -- fouled
there by Scott. England knew that
they would man Mark and do little
else. The question was how they
would get beyond that system.
Still not ten yards, nowhere near
ten yards away. Blasted by
What I would say about Kazakhstan,
3-0 during Lent, if you go back
four, five years ago in the history
of Kazakhstan, this would have been
ten or 11.
It shows that the game is
Here come England
again, Parris is onside! And scores
number four. This time the flag
stayed down. And what a good season
she's having for club and country.
She's had a superb game. Jill Scott
letting it go, coming off a defender
and Nikita Parris again is just
cool. Really good awareness by Jill
Scott, seeing that Parris was in a
good position. Really clinical
finish. Those two dummies, firstly
Fran Kirby. Awful defending again.
Looking for offside. Great finish.
Parris getting her second in seven
minutes. England making a double
substitution on the 63. It was 1-0
and 12 minutes later, they are four
to the good. The substitutions
really made a difference.
again involved in the goal.
she had a stab at playing further
down the field. Walsh is naturally
suited to the keeping role. Parris
is on a hat-trick now.
If she played
week in, week out in that position,
when you come in, especially your
Kirby on the far post
and Christians in! Now England are
riding riots. That's five. -- and
Christiansen. Mo Marley making a
double substitution and they both
scored. She is all the globe, is --
all a glow, Mo.
Getting the ball
into the dangerous area,
Christiansen is in a dangerous area
and it's that late run, that's what
she's known for.
England. Carter coming on. She was
on the bench against France. She
dropped out of the squad against
Russia with a thigh strain. In the
squad again. Scored on her debut for
the under 19 team, for Mo Marley.
And played in the under 19 euros for
her, now getting her debut at senior
level. As we said, making it
difficult for the FA not to pick her
as coach. Greenwood tries from
Delivered from range. Always going
Two wins in two World Cup
qualifiers. Yes, they were beaten in
France, late on. The CV is strong,
the FA know all about her, Mo
Marley. She just seems to enjoy
herself in that role. She's had a
I think she has as well.
She's got a bit more time and space,
she can see a pass and she has the
quality to execute it. When she is
further forward there is and as much
time, especially against a team who
are going to double up on you.
Looking for Greenwood. Some players
like to see everything in front of
Of course, yeah.
Did you have
360 degrees vision when you played?
I'll say yes now.
Teasing cross. England are now
playing far more relaxed and they
were in the earlier part of the
game. They stayed patient and did
what their manager asked them to do,
the interim head coach.
Kazakhstan are making another
substitution in a minute. Lawley in
possession for England.
Christiansen, give and go with
Kirby, asking a bit too much.
Houghton, around the corner. Lovely
football by England. Just kept away
by Nurusheva. Looks exhausted. The
keeper couldn't cover the ground. --
just kept away by Nurusheva. -- just
clipped away. Here comes the
substitute, Turlybekova, who came on
against Wales. She's 18. Former
under 17 and under 19 international.
She played one game in qualifying
for the European Championships,
against Israel. This is her third
appearance for her country. She
plays for the club that finished one
off the bottom in the league. There
is shaven missed it. Clear the
-- Nurusheva missed it.
England in total command. Most of
the game, I'd almost say 90 minutes
by the time we finished, played in
the Kazakhstan half.
A good run by Lawley. Greenwood into
the box. Cleared away by Nurusheva.
75% possession, England. Nice to see
one of those action heat maps. Maybe
we could make one up out of fuzzy
felt or felt tip pens.
quite easy today.
I'm sure that
Shearer makes it up anyway on Match
of the Day.
Goalkick. Most people watching this
wouldn't have a clue about fuzzy
felt, would they? I wonder if the
goalkeeper who came off at half-time
is wondering where she's going to
get her fuzzy felt from. She is
asking the substitute. Black Friday,
fuzzy felt deals!
I was going to say
that. Must be half price.
A bright cameo role from the bench
She does so well,
she just finds those little bits of
space, those pockets.
thought in ahead is how to get the
ball forward, move it forward
quickly. A bit tentative in the
Euros in the summer but this season,
partially due to fantastic fall for
her club, in which sees scored the
last six or seven games, Manchester
City. Good performance by Jill
Scott, always is. I hope everyone
can hear the wind getting up.
We will hear player of the match in
just a minute. Parris would be a
contender of course. Walsh has had a
4-2 driving it out wide. She could
have taken four, five more steps. --
Houghton driving it out wide. The
substitute Turlybekova came on and
hasn't touched the ball yet. The
lofted cross, the keeper teased,
couldn't get near it. Missed by
Lawler and Kirby. The goalkeeper
Well done, the young goalkeeper.
good delivery by Carter. Full-back
to full-back. Lawley having eight
strike and then Kirby tries to get
After initially getting nowhere
near the cross, it has to be said.
But she recovered really well. 22
attempts by England, 15 on target,
nothing by Kazakhstan. That's
astonishing, isn't it?
If you were
A bit of a
All of England's
chances and possession, could they
have scored more goals? That's
something I'm sure the coaching
staff will work on.
Holder with the diagonal, again she
might have had a stride and brought
another player over -- Houghton with
the diagonal. Out of play. Goalkick.
A comforting thought, where fairly
cold here, but imagine Karen
Bardsley. We've got coats on but
she's back in the England team,
really pleased, but she's done
absolutely nothing. She's had
nothing to do.
She has been keeping
She'd have two, she'd be an
icicle otherwise. Give it back to
'S excellent game, Nikita Parris.
Who would be your player of the
You've mentioned Walsh, who
has done excellent on her debut,
Lawley scoring on her first start
but it's got to go to Nikita Parris.
She's been outstanding, every time
she's got the ball she's looked
dangerous. Her goals were superb.
The most exciting player on the
pitch tonight and is growing in an
England shirt in every game I watch
Wasn't always flattering close
up with Nikita Parris when she got
the Man of the Match award.
She's got this
infectious love of the game, hasn't
Her work is great off the ball
as well. We're praising her
attacking play but she's never
That's a lovely run
again from Parris, on behalf of
trick. Keeper blocked. Still the
smile. She knows that could have
been an international hat-trick.
They don't come around very often.
That out to in run has worked every
time for Nikita Parris. Full-backs
and centre halves can't deal with
her pace and direct running. You can
see what she's trying to do, chest
it forward but the goalkeeper got a
hand to it.
Jill Scott would love to
get a goal tonight. She's screening
the ball. Greenwood pointing the
way. Well-balanced for a winger,
when she runs.
Yes, she can go
inside and outside.
Approaching the last minute. 5-0 up.
They might be top of the -- they
won't be top of the group, at the
end of the year, Wales are top. This
is a strong run by Nurusheva. Tell
you what, she's worked hard. It
hasn't always been good and she
needs to work on her control but
she's put in a really good shift I
think for Kazakhstan, the number
four. Two minutes of stoppage time.
That's lofted away. Parris looks
fresh. England's fitness should tell
and has in the last quarter of the
Two minutes of stoppage time
signalled by the official below us
now. England look for a 6th. A
couple of good efforts. Oh! That was
I thought this was going to sneak
in. Again we spoke about Greenwood's
technique. This is another quality
technique. Just going to go to the
top corner, didn't miss by much. She
does that on a regular basis for
Manchester City. Has those shots
from outside the area. Usually tests
In the last six for
Manchester City. There is a foul.
Cutting the legs from underneath
Parris. A roar when she was
announced as Man of the Match there,
Did they agree?
I think they
did, yeah. We all agree with you all
the time, you are know that.
Christiansen has put in a good
effort since she came on.
A comfortable night for England in
Back to Walsh. Oh, it wasn't far
wide. And we are nearly up. It would
have been six. England led in the
first half through Lawley. Let's not
forget the first goal for her
country. Then they made
substitutions. Mo Marley, could be
her last game in charge, but what a
last game it would be. A lot of
England fans would love to see her
get the job. All the best to her.
Within a minute of the substitutions
Kirby brought on, scored from the
-- penalty shot. Christiansen the
other substitute made it five. A
very commanding England win in the
end. Mo Marley two wins for her in
two World Cup qualifiers as interim
manager. If she wants the job, she
may well get it. She's made a very,
very good name for herself in this
short-term. A win for England, 5-0.
STUDIO: Three points for England,
five goals on the night. This is
what it does to the group table.
Wales with that win earlier on this
afternoon. They are still top by a
point over England. But England have
a game in hand. Bosnia and
Herzegovina on three points. Russia
on that point and Kazakhstan without
a point. It's all set up very
nicely. Alex and Rachel with me,
let's look at those five goals. We
waited a little bit for the flood
gaits to open but they did. This is
the one that started it.
was, Mel Lawley on her first senior
start. Getting her first England
goal and thoroughly deserved it.
Stayed on for the full 90 minutes.
Second, fortunate. Should have been
Kirby and the first
Parris deserved a goal.
a finish and definitely deserved
that. This topped her evening off as
well. All-round play this evening
She got player of
the match and deserved it. 5-0.
Substitute Christiansen getting that
Crowning glory of the fifth goal.
Incredible substitutions as well.
Yeah, they really came on and
inspired the game, lifted it, gave
that energy and it was lacking in
the first half to the end. That's
what you have to do as a sub. Prove
A good win of course for
England. Three points.
I think so.
They were patient like against
Bosnia. The first half they weren't
clinical and efficient and clean
with passing. They sorted that out
second half and made it count.
set up for a cracker when England
face Wales in Southampton in April.
We are going online now. You can
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and interviews. I will be here with
Rachel and Alex. We will have a
guest as well. Hope to see you then.
Gabby Logan presents live coverage of England's World Cup qualifier with Kazakhstan at Colchester's Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Barcelona forward Toni Duggan is looking to add to the two goals she scored in the 6-0 win over Russia back in September.
With commentary by Jonathan Pearce and former England international Sue Smith.