Women's World Cup Qualifying
England Women5Kazakhstan Women0

England Women 5-0 Kazakhstan Women

Media playback is not supported on this device

Women's World Cup qualifying: England 5-0 Kazakhstan highlights

A Fran Kirby-inspired England scored four goals in 12 minutes as they thrashed Kazakhstan to maintain their perfect start to World Cup qualifying.

Mel Lawley scored from close range on her full international debut, and substitute Kirby added a second-half penalty with her first touch.

The Chelsea forward was involved in both of Nikita Parris' goals, while Izzy Christiansen's tap-in capped an easy night for England in Colchester.

England are second in Group 1.

After what could be Mo Marley's last game in interim charge, England are one point behind Wales, who beat Bosnia Herzegovina 1-0 on Tuesday and have played one game more.

The Lionesses are still yet to concede a goal in the qualifying campaign for the 2019 World Cup in France - with Kazakhstan failing to test returning goalkeeper Karen Bardsley, who made her first appearance since breaking her leg at Euro 2017.

Marley, who has won two and lost the other of her three matches in charge, has applied to succeed the sacked Mark Sampson on a permanent basis - with interviews to be held on 4 December.

With Karen Carney (ankle) and Demi Stokes (hip) pulling out of the squad through injury, Marley handed Manchester City's Keira Walsh her international debut - and brought Jess Carter off the bench for her England bow.

Kazakhstan, ranked 66 in the world, were not helped by an injury to goalkeeper Oksana Zheleznyak - who struggled before coming off at half-time, and though her replacement Irina Sandalova performed admirably she could do nothing to stop England's onslaught.

'There are coaches who can probably do a better job'

Mo Marley
England face Wales in their next qualifying game but will Marley still be in charge?

Despite having carried out the role since Sampson's controversial departure, Marley is laid back about the prospect of taking the national manager's job full-time.

England's next World Cup qualifier is not until March, when they play group leaders Wales, but the Football Association seems keen to make an appointment far sooner than that.

"I'm pretty cool about it being the right person and if that's at my expense then I'm all for it, because I've been involved in the game long enough and I want England women to win the World Cup," she told BBC Sport.

"I'm quite chilled about it - if there's a better person to do the job I'd welcome that person in and I'd share all the experiences I've had."

Marley, who previously coached England's Under-19 side, also played down the formal nature of the interviews for the post.

"I don't think it's an interview as such - it's case of if I was going to do the job, have I got a plan, is it going take the team to the next level, move the team from third in the world to first and are we going to win the World Cup?

"I think I've got a bit of knowledge about it but I'm sure there's a lot of good coaches out there in the world that can actually probably do a better job than I could do, because they've got more experience at senior level than I do."

Line-ups

England Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2BronzeSubstituted forCarterat 77'minutes
  • 5Houghton
  • 6Bonner
  • 3Greenwood
  • 8Scott
  • 4WilliamsSubstituted forChristiansenat 63'minutes
  • 10Walsh
  • 16Parris
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forKirbyat 63'minutes
  • 11Lawley

Substitutes

  • 12Potter
  • 13Telford
  • 14Kirby
  • 15Christiansen
  • 17Carter
  • 18Williamson
  • 19Nobbs

Kazakhstan Women

  • 18ZheleznyakSubstituted forSandalovaat 45'minutes
  • 7Khojasheva
  • 4Nurusheva
  • 9Krasyukova
  • 14BabshukBooked at 64mins
  • 13Bortnikova
  • 17Zhumabaikyzy
  • 10Vyldanova
  • 8Kirgizbaeva
  • 3GaistenovaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forVlassovaat 70'minutes
  • 11KaribayevaSubstituted forTurlybekovaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sandalova
  • 5Demidova
  • 15Turlybekova
  • 19Orynbasarova
  • 20Alimkulova
  • 21Abisheva
  • 23Vlassova
Referee:
Lois Otte

Match Stats

Home TeamEngland WomenAway TeamKazakhstan Women
Possession
Home83%
Away17%
Shots
Home26
Away1
Shots on Target
Home15
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away4

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 28th November 2017

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales Women431030310
2England Women3300150159
3Bos-Herze Wom310225-33
4Russia Women201106-61
5Kazakhstan Women400409-90

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland Women44001431112
2Scotland Women22007166
3Poland Women32019456
4Belarus Women410339-63
5Albania Women5005319-160

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands Women32106067
2R. of Ireland Wom32104047
3Norway Women320110376
4N Ireland Wom310247-33
5Slovakia Women4004216-140

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark Women220010196
2Sweden Women22007076
3Ukraine Women21102114
4Croatia Women402239-62
5Hungary Women4013314-111

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women4301203179
2Czech Rep Wom4211132117
3Iceland Women321012397
4Slovenia Women3102510-53
5Faroe Islands Women4004032-320

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy Women44001001012
2Belgium Women3300162149
3Portugal Women31028263
4Romania Women410358-33
5Moldova Women4004128-270

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain Women3300121119
2Finland Women22005056
3Austria Women32016426
4Serbia Women410337-43
5Israel Women4004014-140
View full Women's World Cup Qualifying tables

Top Stories