Source: The FA

England U23s beat Sweden 3-1 in La Manga

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England’s U23s kicked-off their first game in La Manga on Thursday afternoon, running out 3-1 winners against Sweden.

England made an electric start to the game and took the lead inside the first minute through Danielle Carter.

Nikita Parris then made it 2-0 midway through the second half before substitute Kirsty Linnett added England’s third goal after 77 minutes to put the Lionesses in control.

Goalkeeper Mary Earps was denied a clean sheet in the later stages though, as Sweden grabbed a consolation goal with five minutes remaining.

England’s next game will be against USA on Monday.

England U23s: 1.Mary Earps, 2. Becky Jane, 3. Martha Harris, 5. Jemma Rose (c), 6. Satara Murray, 7. Sherry McCue, 9. Nikita Parris  (62), 10. Danielle Carter (1), 14. Emma Follis, 16. Ashleigh Hodson, 18. Jade Bailey

Substitutions: 4. Paige Williams on for Harris 85, 8. Kasisa Lipka on for Hodson 70, 11. Jess Sigsworth on for Follis 85, 12. Aoife Mannion on for McCue 88, 15. Beth Mead on for Carter 80, 17. Kirsty Linnett on for Jade Bailey 70.

Sub not used: 13. Megan Walsh

Goals: Danielle Carter 1, Nikita Parris 62, Kirsty Linnett 77