Internationals: Reds trio star at Wembley

Monday 25 October 2021 17:05

It's fair to say Manchester United Women's players have enjoyed the World Cup qualifiers so far, with Ella Toone, Mary Earps and Lucy Staniforth all playing in an historic match at Wembley.

England beat Northern Ireland 4-0 on Saturday in their first competitive fixture at the national stadium.

Two of our Reds were involved from the start. Earps kept a clean sheet between the sticks and Toone played in an attacking Lionesses' side.

Staniforth came on for a second-half cameo in the triumph, while Alessia Russo was an unused substitute and Katie Zelem was not named in the matchday squad. 

Full-back Ona Batlle registered an assist for Spain in their convincing 3-0 win over Morocco. You can watch the assist below, 2:10 into the video. 

Jackie Groenen also impressed for her country as the Netherlands had their shooting boots on, firing eight goals past Cyprus. 

Hayley Ladd played 90 minutes for Wales as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Slovenia, but Kirsty Hanson did not feature for Scotland, who beat Hungary 2-1 following an injury-time winner. 

Our Norwegian duo Vilde Boe Risa and Maria Thorisdottir both played the full 90 minutes for their country as they drew 0-0 with Poland on Thursday.

On Tuesday, plenty of Reds will be back in World Cup qualifying action. England play Latvia away at 18:30 BST, with Toone, Earps, Zelem, Russo and Staniforth all hoping to feature for the Lionesses.

The aforementioned duo from Norway will take on Belgium at 18:00 BST. Before that Groenen's Netherlands play Belarus (17:30 BST), Batlle and La Roja go up against Ukraine (15:00 BST) and Ladd's Wales face Estonia at 19:15 BST.