England v Argentina, LIVE: Lionesses pushing on at Women’s World Cup

England v Argentina, LIVE: Lionesses pushing on at Women’s World Cup

England v Argentina, LIVE: Phil Neville’s Lionesses look to make it back-to-back wins at Women’s World Cup to take control of group

  • England take on Argentina in their second game of the Women’s World Cup
  • Phil Neville’s talented Lionesses beat Scotland in their opening match
  • Follow all the action as it happens here with Sportsmail’s dedicated coverage 

Phil Neville wants his players to take control of their group as they face Argentina in their second match of the Women’s World Cup.

A 2-1 win over Scotland has set them on their way and next up is Argentina, who are serious underdogs against a well-drilled England side. 

Follow all the action from the Group D encounter right here with Sportsmail’s DANNY GALLAGHER.  

Host commentator

England skipper Steph Houghton has her work cut out with the imposing forward frame of Argentina’s Sole Jaimes.

Mead immediately trying to make amends by blistering down the left.

Her pace and footwork is a real, real threat. 

She breezes past two defenders, but overruns the ball before being able to cut back a cross. It goes behind for a goal-kick.

Chance for Beth Mead on the left, but she tries to do to much with it before going for the byline.

She flicks the ball past Sachs, but ponders too long on her next move and allows the defender to recover.

Argentina clear.

Free-kick for England as Lucy Bronze is clattered. She had nipped the ball away and left her marker for dead.

The Lionesses play it quickly, on the halfway line, and take charge of possession in the opening exchange.

And we’re under way in Normandy!

England playing in their maroon away strip today.

An immediate chance goes to the Three Lions as Parris whips in a cross and Lucy Bronze almost connects with a header!

Kick-off just over five minutes away as the teams head out to line up.

The English national anthem first up, as all of the players and backroom staff get involved.

The Lionesses won’t be short of encouragement for tonight’s fixture, with the stands of the Stade Oceane quickly turning into a mass of white and red.

First time I’ve been to a stadium and seen a beaver outside. Still trying to work out if this carries a footballing significance.

England have arrived at the stadium. Everything’s a bit more understated than with the men’s game. Only one set of big headphones clamped to  ears. Only earpieces

Neville sticking to what he knows, trusting in his personnel who defeated Scotland.

We have a change in goal however, as Karen Bardsley drops to the bench.

Nikita Parris should again be one to watch this evening…

– England won their only previous Women’s World Cup encounter with Argentina; winning 6-1 in the 2007 group stage, with Kelly Smith netting a brace.

– England have won both of their Women’s World Cup matches versus South American opposition, beating Argentina 6-1 in 2007 and Colombia 2-1 in 2015.

– Argentina have lost their three previous encounters with European nations at the Women’s World Cup by an aggregate score of 2-23, shipping at least six goals in each match.

– England have won each of their last three World Cup group stage matches by the same scoreline of 2-1. The Lionesses will be looking to win four successive such games for the very first time.

It’s that time again, as Phil Neville’s Lionesses return to action searching for their second win in as many games.

Fresh off the back of a hard-earned 2-1 win over neighbours Scotland, England return to action against Argentina at Le Harve’s Stade Océane.

Team news and match information coming up very shortly!

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