After Argentina and South Africa’s entertaining 2-2 draw and China’s 1-0 win over Haiti, Alessia Russo lead the line for England in their Group D match against Denmark.
Kathrine Kuhl lined up against her for the Danes and played the full 90 minutes. Russo played for 76 minutes and Lotte Wubben-Moy was an unused sub as Lauren James’ early goal was enough for England to win 1-0 and take themselves to the cusp of qualification for the knockout rounds.
Jonas Eidevall: ''If you see Lauren James' goal, the positioning of Alessia Russo is what creates the space. Russo makes it difficult for the defender to step out there, giving James the chance to take the touch out of her feet and shoot.'' #engden #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/CElQ4BXcLI
— Football 24/7 (@Foetbal247TBG) July 28, 2023
However, the match was marred by a bad looking knee injury to Keira Walsh. Russo was replaced by Beth England in the 76th minute. Tomorrow at 8.30am UK Gunners trio Stina Blackstenius, Amanda Ilestedt and Lina Hurtig take on Italy for Sweden.