Sunday, June 16, 2024

Lionesses – Houghton + Bright start

These Lionesses will roar! Despite manager Phil Neville telling us they were doubts for tonight’s game against Norway, Millie Bright and Steph Houghton will both start at the back for England tonight.

Houghton was a big doubt for the game following that horror challenge in the dying embers of Sunday evening’s manic round of 16 match. Following a match full of poor behavior from Cameroon, Alexandra Takounda snapped the England skipper as the final whistle approached.

Takounda’s studs scraped down the ankle of Houghton who was in considerable discomfort. Fortunately, it hasn’t produced any long lasting damage and Houghton will lead the Lionesses out once more this evening.

Lionesses fight through injury

Bright, on the other hand, was suffering from a “bug” according to the gaffa. She seems to have recovered and will, once again, start alongside Houghton at the back this evening.

Meanwhile, the only other change to the side from Sunday’s win sees the scorer of England’s third goal, Alex Greenwood, drop to the bench. She is replaced by Demi Stokes.

For more like this, visit the dedicated football section here. Meanwhile, follow us on Facebook for news and analysis right to your timeline.

Vivianne Miedema: The Best Striker in the World

Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema is the best striker in the world and she is only just getting started.

Real-Life Superhero Jen Beattie

Just over a week ago, it was announced to the public that Arsenal defender Jen Beattie had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, an Instagram...

The Piling Pressure on Joe Montemurro

Arsenal Women are currently sitting third in the WSL table, 4 points behind league-leaders Manchester United, and one away from reigning champions Chelsea, who possess...

Joey Barton suggests changes to women’s football

Joey Barton is never far away from controversy. Whenever the mainstream media are showcasing women's football on a big stage, there is often talk amongst...