Ellen White becomes England Women's all-time leading goal scorer, as the Lionesses punish Latvia 20-0 in their final World Cup Qualifier of 2021.

Ellen White became the Lionesses' record goalscorer as England overwhelmed Latvia to place their name in the history books for the biggest-ever win in competitive history. 

Despite the weather being as cold as ice, the Lionesses were on fire. 

White, 32, exceeds the Lioness and Arsenal legend Kelly Smith's record of 46 goals for England, and her hat-trick means she now has 48 goals to her name in 101 appearances for England. 

In total, 10 different goalscorers for England concluded their 2021 calendar year. It was truly a night full of celebrations as Beth Mead, Alessia Russo, and Lauren Hemp also completed their journey up North by taking home a match ball for their respective hat-tricks. 

A perfect end to a once again disrupted year. However, no gloom was brought upon the England side, for centre-back Millie Bright captaining her country at the home of her first club was a "pretty special" night that she will be in no rush to forget.

Millie Bright and family at the Lionesses match

 

 

However, the scoreline has caused much controversy and England's manager Weigman commented on her views. 

"You want competitive games and these are not competitive games," Wiegman said afterwards. 

"In every country, you want to develop the women's game but I don't think it's good that the scores are so high. I know it has the attention of the federations and I think that's good as I don't think 20-0 is good for the development of anyone.

"We really need some top-level games now which we're going to have [next year] because then we'll really know where we are."

The Lionesses remain top of their World Cup qualifying group with 6/6 wins, having scored 53 goals without reply. Yes, no goals have been conceded!

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