Women's World Cup: England beats Malta 6-0

European Championship finalists England scored three in each half to beat the women’s national team 6-0 in a match from Group 5 of the qualifying round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup at the Centenary Stadium on Thursday.

As expected, the visitors turned out to be a very strong side who aimed at obtaining an emphatic win. The locals, on the other hand, did their best to limit the damages.

Faye White put England ahead on 7 minutes and Kelly Smith doubled the score on the 15th. Fara Williams made it 3-0 on 29 minutes.

Eleven minutes in the second half, Jessica Clarke scored the fourth goal while Ellen White and Fara Wiliams increased the lead further with goals on 67 and 82 minutes.

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MALTA Sharon Costantino, Gabriella Zahra (71′ Emma Xuereb), Chantal Fenech (90′ Kathleen Saliba), Natasha Pace, Rebecca D’Agostino, Dorianne Theuma, Ylenia Carabott, Rachel Cuschieri, Rebecca Chircop, Kim Parnis, Corissa Vella (63′ Mandy Debono).
ENGLAND Rachel Brown, Alex Scott (46′ Dunia Susi), Claire Rafferty, Katie Chapman, Faye White, Casey Stoney, Jessica Clarke, Fara Williams, Ellen White (74′ Natasha Dowie), Kelly Smith, Rachel Yankey (64′ Karen Carney).
Referee: Marte Sro (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Kim Johnsen and Signe Rydland (NOR)
Fourth Official: Esther Azzopardi

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