England vs. Austria result, highlights & analysis from UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 opener as Mead secures narrow win
Nupeflaver brings you the report of England who got their UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 campaign off to a winning start as Beth Mead’s first-half strike sealed a 1-0 win over Austria.
Meanwhile A tournament record crowd of 68,871 saw Sarina Wiegman’s side extend its unbeaten run to 15 matches, with Mead’s 17th-minute effort enough to see off well-drilled opponents.
The Lionesses are back in action against Norway on Monday, when Austria will take on Northern Ireland in Group A.
However the Irene Fuhrmann’s Austria side made an enterprising start, with their high pressing discomforting a nervy England, although a moment of quality settled the hosts in the 17th minute.
therefore Fran Kirby’s clever lofted pass found Mead, whose chest control and deft lob were out of the top drawer. Carina Wenninger acrobatically cleared the ball out of the goalmouth but goal-line technology showed it had just crossed the line.