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Bosnia 0-2 England

Lionesses pick up three points in Zenica after second-half goals from Toni Duggan and Jodie Taylor

England’s Lionesses got back to winning ways on Tuesday afternoon after a 2-0 victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Second-half goals by Toni Duggan and Jodie Taylor saw Phil Neville’s side go top of their FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying group.

Duggan steered home Melissa Lawley’s deep cross in the 56th minute to put the Lionesses in front.

And Taylor leapt from the bench to convert a penalty in added time to seal the win and collect the three points their dominance deserved.

Alex Greenwood was sent off after picking up two yellow cards, while Bosnia had Amira Spahic dismissed for the same reason shortly after.

The result means England move to the top of qualifying Group 1 with 13 points from five matches.

England went ahead when Melissa Lawley’s deep cross was steered home at the back post by her former Man City club mate Duggan.

And the win was confirmed when Beth Mead was hauled down inside the box and Taylor stepped up to plant the subsequent spot-kick in the keeper’s bottom left corner.

England next qualifier is away to Russia on Friday 8 June.

England (4-3-3)
: 1 Carly Telford (Chelsea); 2 Lucy Bronze (Lyon), 5 Steph Houghton (capt; Manchester City), 6 Abbie McManus (Manchester City), 3 Alex Greenwood (Liverpool); 8 Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), 4 Jade Moore (Reading), 10 Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City); 7 Melissa Lawley (Manchester City), 9 Ellen White (Birmingham City), 11 Toni Duggan (Barcelona).

Substitutes: 16 Beth Mead (Arsenal) for Lawley 57, 12 Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) for Christiansen 80, 18 Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) for Duggan 87.

Substitutes not used: 13 Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), 14 Gabrielle George (Everton), 15 Fara Williams (Reading), 17 Nikita Parris (Manchester City).

Duggan 56, Taylor (pen) 90+2.

Bookings: Greenwood 43, 47


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