North Macedonia 0-10 England: Ellen White nets 50th goal to reach another landmark

Ellen White scores
Ellen White is three goals behind Wayne Rooney’s all-time England record

England maintained their 100% record in Women’s World Cup qualifying with a thrashing of North Macedonia as Ellen White moved outright second in the country’s all-time goalscoring records.

White, who netted her 50th goal in Skopje, overtakes Harry Kane and Bobby Charlton and is three behind Wayne Rooney’s England record of 53.

In a ruthless display, Beth Mead scored four and Ella Toone bagged a hat-trick.

The Lionesses remain top of Group D with three qualifying games remaining.

Victory means England move to within touching distance of qualification before Tuesday’s match against Northern Ireland in Belfast.

They opened the scoring through Arsenal forward Mead, who netted two goals in seven minutes in the first half, before doubling her tally after the break.

Toone scored England’s third before setting up White, who headed powerfully across the keeper in the 41st minute to reach another landmark.

The Lionesses, who won 8-0 in the last meeting with North Macedonia in September, were 5-0 up at half-time against the side ranked 132nd in the world.

But with only eight shots on target from 22 efforts in the first half, England had room to improve, and they reached double figures within 78 minutes.

Lauren Hemp was heavily involved as usual – providing two assists in the process – before coming off on the hour, while Manchester City team-mate Georgia Stanway grabbed a brace.

With three games remaining, England sit comfortably top of Group D and still have not conceded a goal in World Cup qualifying under Sarina Wiegman.

White grabs 50th as Mead scores again

Having become the Lionesses’ all-time top goalscorer in November, White is closing in on Rooney’s England record – for both men and women – of 53 goals.

She had plenty of opportunities in Skopje to add to her tally, after hitting the crossbar earlier in the first half.

Hemp was often the provider with her pacey runs down the left but it was Toone who delivered the perfect cross for White’s header.

With White substituted in the 71st minute, it was Toone who stepped up to extend England’s tally and bring up double figures, capping off another good performance from the Manchester United youngster.

Arsenal forward Mead showed her attacking threat once again too – scoring at least three goals in a World Cup qualifying match for the third time in this campaign.

It took her tally to 12 overall in qualification as England notched up their seventh win, having scored 63 goals without reply.

They travel to a sold-out Windsor Park next week to take on third-placed Northern Ireland hoping to extend their unbeaten record under Wiegman in all competitions.

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North Macedonia

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  2. Squad number4Player nameBoseska
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  3. Squad number18Player namePetrovska
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  4. Squad number5Player nameNikolovska
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  5. Squad number14Player nameJoshevska
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  6. Squad number15Player nameVelkova
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  7. Squad number21Player nameJakovska
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  8. Squad number16Player nameMustafa
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  9. Squad number10Player nameAndonova
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  10. Squad number9Player nameMaksuti
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  11. Squad number7Player nameRochi
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  1. Squad number6Player nameShemsovikj
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  2. Squad number8Player nameMarkovska
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  3. Squad number11Player nameSaliihi
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  4. Squad number17Player nameStojkovska
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  5. Squad number19Player namePetrushevska
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  1. Squad number13Player nameHampton
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  2. Squad number2Player nameBronze
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  3. Squad number6Player nameBright
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  4. Squad number5Player nameCarter
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  5. Squad number3Player nameStokes
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  6. Squad number8Player nameStanway
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  7. Squad number4Player nameWalsh
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  8. Squad number10Player nameToone
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  9. Squad number7Player nameMead
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  10. Squad number9Player nameWhite
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  1. Squad number12Player nameDaly
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  2. Squad number14Player nameZelem
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  3. Squad number17Player nameParris
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  4. Squad number19Player nameRusso
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  5. Squad number20Player nameScott
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North Macedonia

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Panchurova
  • 4Boseska
  • 18PetrovskaSubstituted forStojkovskaat 55′minutes
  • 5NikolovskaSubstituted forPetrushevskaat 80′minutes
  • 14Joshevska
  • 15VelkovaBooked at 84mins
  • 21Jakovska
  • 16MustafaSubstituted forShemsovikjat 45′minutes
  • 10AndonovaSubstituted forMarkovskaat 75′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9MaksutiBooked at 79mins
  • 7RochiBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSaliihiat 54′minutesBooked at 75mins


  • 2Veleska
  • 3Gjorgjevska
  • 6Shemsovikj
  • 8Markovska
  • 11Saliihi
  • 12Samardzievska
  • 13Nikolova
  • 17Stojkovska
  • 19Petrushevska
  • 20Choneva
  • 23Pavlovska


Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Hampton
  • 2BronzeSubstituted forDalyat 71′minutes
  • 6Bright
  • 5Carter
  • 3Stokes
  • 8StanwaySubstituted forScottat 61′minutes
  • 4WalshSubstituted forZelemat 71′minutes
  • 10Toone
  • 7Mead
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forRussoat 71′minutes
  • 11HempSubstituted forParrisat 60′minutes


  • 1Earps
  • 12Daly
  • 14Zelem
  • 15George
  • 17Parris
  • 18Nobbs
  • 19Russo
  • 20Scott
  • 21Roebuck
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, North Macedonia Women 0, England 10.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, North Macedonia Women 0, England 10.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alessia Russo (England) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Katie Zelem with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, England. Conceded by Sara Velkova.

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    Attempt saved. Alessia Russo (England) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Beth Mead with a cross.

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    Attempt missed. Katie Zelem (England) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jill Scott.

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    Attempt missed. Ella Toone (England) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  8. Booking

    Aleksandra Markovska (North Macedonia Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aleksandra Markovska (North Macedonia Women).

  10. Post update

    Nikita Parris (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alessia Russo (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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    Offside, England. Jill Scott tries a through ball, but Nikita Parris is caught offside.

  13. Booking

    Sara Velkova (North Macedonia Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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    Nikita Parris (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sara Velkova (North Macedonia Women).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alessia Russo (England) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jill Scott with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, North Macedonia Women. Kristina Petrushevska replaces Pavlinka Nikolovska.

  18. Booking

    Ilza Maksuti (North Macedonia Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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    Beth Mead (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Foul by Ilza Maksuti (North Macedonia Women).

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