AS reported by theguardian.co.uk

Young England forward celebrated her 18th birthday in a World Cup victory over North Korea

On Sunday, in the searing Brittany heat, the Women’s Under-20 World Cup got under way and a young England side marked themselves as contenders in style.

Facing North Korea, the two-time winners and defending champions, in their Group B opener, Mo Marley’s side ran out impressive 3-1 winners thanks to an Alessia Russo double and a Georgia Stanway goal. The pair thereby became the first England players to have scored at both Under-17 and Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals.

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