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Summary

  1. Striker White gives England early lead
  2. Bronze doubles advantage from close range
  3. Christiansen adds late third for England

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By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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England 3-0 Austria

Mark Sampson once again only used three substitutes as he attempts to replicate the feel of tournament football ahead of Euro 2017.

Austria will be there too but England are likely to encounter much tougher opponents who will test their defence more regularly than the visitors did tonight.

Plenty of positive signs though in an attack that looks capable of scoring after their recent trouble in front of goal.

FULL-TIME

England 3-0 Austria

And that's that.

A comfortable win in the end for England in their final home game before the Euros this summer.

A welcome confidence boost for Mark Sampson's side.

Austria played their part but failed to trouble the England defence, while the hosts proved clinical enough in attack, despite the exploits of Manuela Zinsberger.

England 3-0 Austria

Slightly ragged in the final stages but England holding firm at the back, looking to protect their clean sheet.

England 3-0 Austria

England come forward, trying to put a bit more icing on this cake.

Karen Carney plays in Jordan Nobbs but Katharina Naschenweng does well to come across and prevent another chance on goal.

England 3-0 Austria

Four minutes of added time at Stadium mk.

England 3-0 Austria

Tom Garry

BBC Sport at Stadium MK

That's more like the margin of victory that this dominant England side have deserved in the second half.

2-0 was slightly flattering the Austrians, who have been second best.

SUBSTITUTION

England 3-0 Austria

That was the last act for Christiansen as she's instantly replaced after the celebrations end.

Jill Scott is on for the final stages.

Izzy gets her goal (just)

England 3-0 Austria

From the corner, Steph Houghton rises highest to head it goalwards and Izzy Christiansen gets the faintest of touches as the ball squirms through Manuela Zinsberger into the bottom corner.

It's not clear at first if Christiansen gets a touch at all but it appears to flick off the back of her ponytail on the way through.

Zinsberger should probably do better with it, though that's perhaps harsh after her exploits all evening. Poor defending from those in front of her.

Izzy Christiansen
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GOAL - England 3-0 Austria

Izzy Christiansen

Three and easy.

England 2-0 Austria

Top work from Karen Carney, slithering her way past three markers on the left and squaring the ball, which is awkwardly put behind by the Austria defence for a corner. 

England 2-0 Austria

Skipper Steph Houghton clips a free-kick from deep towards Jodie Taylor but the substitute can't gather to fashion a chance.

England 2-0 Austria

Siobhan Chamberlain is down...but it's just to tie her laces. Does she not know that can get you a yellow card? Or at least it can if you're Neymar.

England 2-0 Austria

It's all very comfortable now for England as Austria's cross routinely fall to players in white.

SUBSTITUTION

England 2-0 Austria

And that's Aschauer's last play of the game as she's replaced by Barbara Dunst.

Nothing doing from the corner that Aschauer won as England clear.

England 2-0 Austria

Verena Aschauer shows some fancy footwork to nutmeg Steph Houghton but England's defence rally to clear the ball out for a corner.

England 2-0 Austria

Lovely flick-on from Nina Burger almost falls to Verena Aschauer in attack but England stay strong to wrestle the ball off her and clear.

England 2-0 Austria

Karen Carney is allowed to turn and finds Jodie Taylor with a long ball forward.

It's worked right finally to Lucy Bronze, whose first-time cross is well cleared by Viktoria Schnaderbeck.

Enterprising stuff from the hosts though.

SUBSTITUTION

England 2-0 Austria

Katarina Naschenweng is on for Austria in place of Lisa Makas.

England also make their second sub as Jodie Taylor - who scored against Italy - comes on for one of tonight's goalscorers Ellen White.

GREAT SAVE!

England 2-0 Austria

England sense they can kill Austria off here as Ellen White is played in by Karen Carney to unleash a powerful drive that is well saved yet again by Manuela Zinsberger.

England 2-0 Austria

Tom Garry

BBC Sport at Stadium MK

That goal summed up everything you need to know about Lucy Bronze - hard work and intelligent movement.

She darted in front of the Austrian defence to intercept the clearance and was there quickest once again to lift in the rebound. She anticipated the likelihood of a rebound and followed it in.

Ellen White could have had a brace - they could both have scored. But Bronze wasn't taking any chances. She made certain.

Bronze doubles England's advantage

England 2-0 Austria

Austria fail to clear the ball as it pings around the area, falling to Izzy Christiansen, who hits a dipping shot on the turn that cracks the underside of the crossbar with Zinsberger beaten but bounces out.

Fortunately for England, Lucy Bronze was following in to complete a simple finish.

Zinsberger wanted offside but Bronze came from behind the last Austria defender - Ellen White was also in there and could've been offside but Bronze certainly wasn't.

Lucy Bronze
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GOAL - England 2-0 Austria

Lucy Bronze

Zinsberger is finally beaten.

England 1-0 Austria

Millie Bright cracks one from distance but nothing to trouble Manuela Zinsberger.

England 1-0 Austria

Sarah Puntigam punts a high cross deep into the England area but the hosts do enough to put Nina Burger off her attempted header.

SUBSTITUTION

England 1-0 Austria

England make their first replacement as Karen Carney enters the fray in place of Toni Duggan.

Frustrating night for Duggan, who missed a couple of decent chances.

England 1-0 Austria

It's scrambled clear to Jordan Nobbs, who bursts half the length of the field to slip the ball through for Toni Duggan, but Manuela Zinsberger is alive to the danger and smothers.

Toni Duggan
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SUBSTITUTION

England 1-0 Austria

First sub for either side as Laura Feiersinger replaces Nadine Prohaska.

Corner for Austria is scrambled clear by England.

England 1-0 Austria

Izzy Christiansen takes a blow and spends a bit of time on the deck but brushes herself off and is ready to go again.

CLOSE!

England 1-0 Austria

Jordan Nobbs tries to finally catch out Manuela Zinsberger but her effort is dragged just wide.

GREAT SAVE!

England 1-0 Austria

And again! Manuela Zinsberger is on one here.

This time it's a terrific double save from Izzy Christiansen at the back post, Zinsberger saving the first effort well with her left foot before repelling the follow-up from point-blank range with her right.

Frustrating for England but Zinsberger is keeping her side in this one brilliantly. 

GREAT SAVE!

England 1-0 Austria

Brilliant stuff from Manuela Zinsberger yet again, staying big to deny Toni Duggan, who was played clear on goal by Jade Moore.

It's a disappointing finish from Duggan too though, who appeared to be shocked to find herself onside.

England 1-0 Austria

Decent approach play from England finds Lucy Bronze on the right - her cross squirms through to Toni Duggan, who can't quite sort her feet out to get a shot off.

Mark Sampson is incensed - not at Duggan though, he wants a penalty for a pull back on Izzy Christiansen as she initially tried to reach Bronze's ball.

It's risky from the Austrian defender but effective.

England 1-0 Austria

Austria on the front foot early on, peppering the England area with a few crosses but the hosts hold firm to head away the danger each time.

Ellen White
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KICK-OFF

England 1-0 Austria

Here we go...

No changes for either side.

England 1-0 Austria

The teams are making their way back out onto the pitch and we'll be back underway shortly...

England 1-0 Austria

Tom Garry

BBC Sport at Stadium MK

Mark Sampson has plenty of options on the bench and could well make a series of changes in the second half, although he did make just the three subs against Italy on Friday in a bid to replicate the 'tournament intensity'.

Uncapped quartet Hannah Blundell, Mel Lawley, Sophie Baggaley and Jessica Carter are all on the bench and they might wonder why they were called up - given that none of them are in the separate Euro 2017 squad - if they don't get at least some minutes tonight.

So you'd expect at least one or two of them to get a senior debut. They've all been warming up down the touchline.

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England 1-0 Austria

Tom Garry

BBC Sport at Stadium MK

England will be pleased to be ahead, but they know they can play with greater intensity and fluidity than this.

Ellen White's good movement and instinctive glance into the far corner sees them in front.

But other than that and one good save, Austria keeper Manuela Zinsberger has rarely been called to action.

The Lionesses are perhaps missing the box-to-box energy of Jill Scott in central midfield.