Women's International Friendlies
Switzerland Women0England Women4

Switzerland Women 0-4 England Women

Steph Houghton
England are the fourth best team in the world according to the Fifa rankings, and the third in Europe

England's preparations for the European Women's Championship continued with an impressive 4-0 win in Switzerland.

Mark Sampson's side are ranked third in Europe and showed why with a comprehensive victory in Biel.

Arsenal winger Jordan Nobbs opened the scoring with a 20-yard curler before Chelsea forward Fran Kirby went round goalkeeper Gaelle Thalmann to score.

Gunners striker Jodie Taylor scored twice after the break from the edge of the area to wrap up victory.

Kirby and Toni Duggan also shot against the woodwork in a dominant Lionesses showing.

After losing to both France and Germany in the SheBelieves Cup earlier this season, Sampson's side are unbeaten in their last three games.

England - who open their Euro 2017 campaign against Scotland on 19 July - are next in action against Denmark in Copenhagen on 1 July.

Line-ups

Switzerland Women

  • 1Thalmann
  • 13Crnogorcevic
  • 2BrunnerSubstituted forAbbéat 45'minutes
  • 14Kiwic
  • 5Maritz
  • 19Aigbogun
  • 20MauronSubstituted forBernauerat 60'minutes
  • 9Wälti
  • 4RinastSubstituted forBürkiat 45'minutes
  • 3TerchounSubstituted forHummat 45'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 24ReutelerSubstituted forMoserat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Moser
  • 8Zehnder
  • 15Abbé
  • 16Humm
  • 17Ismaili
  • 18Calligaris
  • 21Friedli
  • 22Bernauer
  • 23Bürki
  • 25Deplazes
  • 26Betschart
  • 27Stierli

England Women

  • 1BardsleySubstituted forEarpsat 75'minutes
  • 2BronzeBooked at 85mins
  • 5HoughtonSubstituted forBassettat 63'minutes
  • 6BrightSubstituted forPotterat 63'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Nobbs
  • 4MooreSubstituted forWilliamsat 63'minutes
  • 8Scott
  • 11Duggan
  • 10KirbySubstituted forCarneyat 63'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forParrisat 63'minutesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 12Bassett
  • 13Chamberlain
  • 14Potter
  • 15Williams
  • 16Carney
  • 17Parris
  • 18Stoney
  • 19Christiansen
  • 20Earps
  • 21Telford
Referee:
Marte Soro

Match Stats

Home TeamSwitzerland WomenAway TeamEngland Women
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home4
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Switzerland Women 0, England 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Switzerland Women 0, England 4.

Corner, England. Conceded by Vanessa Bürki.

Fara Williams (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vanessa Bernauer (Switzerland Women).

Attempt saved. Fabienne Humm (Switzerland Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martina Moser.

Attempt missed. Vanessa Bürki (Switzerland Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Martina Moser with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Lucy Bronze (England) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lucy Bronze (England).

Vanessa Bürki (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jill Scott (England).

Noelle Maritz (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rahel Kiwic (Switzerland Women) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Martina Moser following a set piece situation.

Foul by Laura Bassett (England).

Lia Wälti (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lucy Bronze (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vanessa Bürki (Switzerland Women).

Corner, Switzerland Women. Conceded by Jill Scott.

Hand ball by Toni Duggan (England).

Toni Duggan (England) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross following a corner.

Corner, England. Conceded by Vanessa Bürki.

Attempt blocked. Karen Carney (England) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Demi Stokes.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Mary Earps replaces Karen Bardsley.

Attempt missed. Nikita Parris (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Karen Carney.

Booking

Nikita Parris (England) is shown the yellow card.

Nikita Parris (England) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Offside, Switzerland Women. Fabienne Humm tries a through ball, but Vanessa Bürki is caught offside.

Booking

Fabienne Humm (Switzerland Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Laura Bassett (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fabienne Humm (Switzerland Women).

Nikita Parris (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vanessa Bürki (Switzerland Women).

Substitution

Substitution, England. Nikita Parris replaces Jodie Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Fara Williams replaces Jade Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Karen Carney replaces Francesca Kirby.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Laura Bassett replaces Stephanie Houghton.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Jo Potter replaces Millie Bright.

Goal!

Goal! Switzerland Women 0, England 4. Jodie Taylor (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Foul by Jade Moore (England).

Martina Moser (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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