Barcelona Striker Nets First Of Neville's England Reign

England Women are in SheBelieves Cup action against France on Thursday evening.

The game, part of the important friendly tournament in the USA in which the host country and Germany are also taking part, is the first of the Phil Neville reign and the new Lionesses boss will be pleased to get a match under his belt after plenty of controversy over his appointment.

And he will have been even more delighted to see a fast England start and a first goal of the new era after just six minutes, Barcelona forward Toni Duggan with a cool finish after neat build-up play.

Jill Scott, Jodie Taylor and Fran Kirby added further goals before a late French consolation.

Neville said afterwards: "I was a little bit nervous before the game, I had a few butterflies, but my players didn't, that's the most important thing.

"There is great expectation and I love that expectation. On the bus on the way to the ground it felt right.

"It felt right standing in the technical area and the most important thing is the players are enjoying the raised expectations and the higher profile."

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