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Hosts England kick off the European Championship with a frugal victory over Austria at the 2022 European Women's Championship

Hosts England kick off the European Championship with a frugal victory over Austria at the 2022 European Women’s Championship

  1. 16′ – Goal – Beth Meade (1-0)
  1. 87′ – Follow Laura Versinger to Marie-Therese Hoppinger
  2. 77′ – Follow by Victoria Schnaderbeck by Marina Georgieva
  3. 64′ – Follow Elaine White from Alicia Russo
  4. 64′ – Follow Beth Mead by Chloe Kelly
  5. 63′ – Follow Francesca Kirby by Ella Ton
  6. 59′ – Follow Katharina Nationwing by Julia Hulksberger Fuller

At Old Trafford, hosts England held the three points in the opening match of the European Championship. The English had a small surplus against Austria. The early target of Beth Mead was sufficient.

England and Austria in a nutshell

  • important moment: In the 16th minute, Fran Kirby freed Beth Mead in the penalty area with a superb pass. The striker comes alone in front of goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger and ends the game calmly. It will become the winning goal.
  • lady of the match: In a match with one goal you quickly reach the top scorer. Beth Mead sealed the match with a gentle header and gave England the start of their dream in this European Championship.
  • noticeableEngland and Austria played the opening match of the European Football Championship at Old Trafford. With 68,000 spectators, it was immediately a European Championship record. This created an interesting atmosphere during the match.

Hovering at Old Trafford propels England to victory

Hosts England and Austria finished the opening match of the European Championship at Old Trafford. He created that necessary atmosphere that made England so happy in the opening stage.

Then Austria impatiently started, but could not surprise the host country. It didn’t take long for the lionesses to wake up to find their rhythm.

It soon became clear that tournament top scorer Eileen White often had to be the final stop for any event, but the opening goal didn’t come from her.

In the 16th minute, Beth Mead scored 1-0. After a poor ban for Austria, the ball ended with Fran Kirby putting Mead alone in front of goal. The striker had good control and hit the ball over goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger. Karina Weininger tried to get away, but she came too late.

At the end of the first half, Austria got away well, because once again it was Kirby who could only put an English striker in front of goal. Zinsberger was now able to stop Lauren Hemp’s shot.

Austria could not play football in the first half, but in the second half it jeopardized England’s lead. Barbara Dunst, for example, came close to equalizing with a gentle pass, but goalkeeper Mary Earps kept a clean sheet.

Julia Heckelsberger also tried again with a long shot, but again it was Erbs who stopped the equalizer. Despite the difficulty of the second half, the English held out. They begin their mission in the European Championship with three pointers.

Feedback after England and Austria:

Georgia Stanway (England): “Austria challenged us today.
We fought well. We had to go deep into the recording. Now we need to transfer speed. We still have a lot of work to do. It’s great to win the first game, and that’s an advantage. This gives us good courage for the upcoming matches.”

Erin Fuhrmann (Austria coach): “The crowd was respectful. The players showed they could handle this atmosphere well, but we are disappointed that we didn’t take any points. In the first half we lacked speed in attack and didn’t look for spaces. We played against a big team. They can only score once, This gives us confidence.”

  1. The second half, the 93rd minute. England win the opening match! England won the opening match of the 13th European Football Championship against Austria. Beth Mead’s goal in the 16th minute is enough for the win. †
  2. The second half, the 93rd minute, the game is over
  3. The second half, the 91st minute. The goalkeeper Zinsberger took the free kick from her half of her court, but the ball was pushed away by the English defense. Things are looking good for the lionesses. †
  4. The second half, the 91st minute. The regular time is over. We get two more minutes. †
  5. The second half, the 90th minute. Ella Toone is trying to find Chloe Kelly again outside the penalty area. Kelly intervenes, but Weininger is awake. The ball is out. Zinsberger can pump the ball forward again. †
  6. The second half, the 87th minute. A new goal threatens Austria. Hickelsberger comes with the ball and takes it out right away. Earps turn flat in this shot. The best opportunities are available for Austria at the moment. †
  7. Second half, minute 87. Substitution for Austria, Marie-Therese Hoppinger inside, Laura Viersinger outside
  8. The second half, the 87th minute. Viersinger is sitting next to the field. Hold the shoulder immediately. Hobinger comes to comfort her. †
  9. The second half, the 85th minute. Ella Ton sees space with Kelly, but finds Weininger on her way. †
  10. The second half, the 83rd minute. Austria demands a penalty kick, but the VAR did not receive it. They have to pull out all the stops to level the plates. †
  11. The second half, the 80th minute. Austria does not make things easy for England! The lionesses cannot find their way into the goal at the moment and Austria comes to shake the tree after a good chance from Dunst. †
  12. The second half, the 80th minute. Goalkeeper Earps prevents Austria from a sudden equalizer.

    Goalkeeper Earps prevents Austria from scoring the surprise equalizer

  13. Second half, 79th minute. Hit Dunst. Baraba Dunst hits from outside the box. Marie Earps has to run to work to get the shot off the Austrian. England is doing well here! †
  14. The second half, minute 77. England counter. Kira Walsh is taking advantage of Austria’s loss of the acquisition. She plays Chloe Kelly who gets in and then chooses to take her out. There is a bit of power behind her shot, so Zinsberger doesn’t have to take any action. Her attempt failed. †
  15. The second half, the 77th minute. Substitution in Austria, Marina Georgieva inside, Victoria Schnaerbeck outside
  16. Second half, minute 75. Austrian footballers are looking for an opportunity to score. Sensing the chance of a tie, Wienroither throws it all into the fight to bring her country up to par with the hosts at Old Trafford. †
  17. Second half, 73rd minute. Crossing Wienroither. Winrowether flicks an excellent cross of her legs, but no one does anything with her. The English defense could easily get rid of. †
  18. Second half, 73rd minute.
  19. Second half, 72nd minute. A new chance for England after hemp free kick. Lauren Hemp takes a free kick. Alicia Russo found, but choked on her shot, not leaving a new chance for England. †
  20. The second half, the 69th minute. Keen on cannabis. Hemp tries to pass Wienroither with a flash. She decides to put her ball in front of the goal, but this accidental blows away. †
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