England broke their record for the most wins in a Women’s EURO final with eight unanswered goals against Group A opponents. England made history by beating Norway 8-0 on a record-breaking night in Brighton to continue the European Championship at home in style. England beat Norway by a record 8-0 at the European Women’s Championship on Monday, the hosts became the first team to reach the quarter-finals and score eight goals in a European final. Six goals were scored in the first 45 minutes, a record for a women’s UEFA Euro 2022 match, before two more in the second gave England their most significant win. Not content with being the only team to win by six goals at the Women’s EURO, England fared better than twice in their second away match in 2022.

England heroine Beth Mead said the victory surpassed Beth Mead’s wildest dreams as the Lionesses booked their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2022 with a record victory. Beth Mead’s hat-trick helped England beat two-time Euro champion 8-0 on Monday, their second UEFA Euro 2022 group match at Falmer Stadium in East Sussex. Boss Sarina Wiegman admitted she didn’t expect them to be as dominant as England, who beat Norway 8-0 to set a new Euro 2022 record and wowed the Brighton & Hove crowd with an even more impressive performance. England, however, will be in good spirits as they look to maintain their perfect start to Women’s Euro 2022 and take a significant step towards the Wembley final.

Sarina Wiegman stated that she expected her team to “entertain” in Brighton, and gosh, did they. Their incredible first-half effort astonished everyone inside the stadium, with friends and family standing close to the press box, gasping and on their toes for the whole game. Every attack promised to increase England’s total, and the fans inside the Amex were aware of this, roaring and rising to their toes in expectation. “What is going on?” one fan said as he walked down the steps at interval. That was undoubtedly on the minds of Norway’s players as they rushed into the tunnel with their faces lowered, looking shell-shocked.

In his pre-match news conference, Norway coach Martin Sjogren attempted to put pressure on England, claiming the hosts were obvious favourites although only being placed three ranks higher in the world standings. Wiegman had brushed it down, grinning as she dismissed the concept of increased pressure and replied, “It’s just a football match.” England made sure that it was not just any ordinary football match.