England beat Denmark in their penultimate match before the Women’s World Cup thanks to goals from Nikita Parris and Jill Scott.

Phil Neville’s side were sluggish for large periods of this friendly and squandered possession cheaply.

New Lyon forward Parris put the Lionesses ahead with a low shot on the turn just before half-time.

Manchester City midfielder Scott added a second on the hour when she headed in from close range.

Line-ups

England Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 17Daly
  • 14Williamson
  • 6Bright
  • 12Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 16Moore
  • 19StanwaySubstituted forKirbyat 61′minutes
  • 7ParrisSubstituted forCarneyat 61′minutes
  • 18White
  • 22MeadSubstituted forStaniforthat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bronze
  • 3Greenwood
  • 4Walsh
  • 5Houghton
  • 9Taylor
  • 10Kirby
  • 15McManus
  • 20Carney
  • 21Earps
  • 23Staniforth

Denmark Women

  • 1Abel
  • 4Sevecke
  • 19Pedersen
  • 3Arnth Jensen
  • 24Svava
  • 13Junge Pedersen
  • 14SørensenSubstituted forThogersenat 75′minutes
  • 7Troelsgaard NielsenSubstituted forTavlo-Peterssonat 75′minutes
  • 2SnerleSubstituted forGejlat 41′minutes
  • 20BruunSubstituted forMarie Madsenat 64′minutes
  • 10Harder

Substitutes

  • 6Christiansen
  • 12Marie Madsen
  • 15Thogersen
  • 17Tavlo-Petersson
  • 18Holmgaard
  • 21Gejl
  • 22Larsen
  • 25Karlsen
  • 26Hashemi
Referee:
Desiree Grundbacher

Match Stats

Home TeamEngland WomenAway TeamDenmark Women
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, England 2, Denmark Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, England 2, Denmark Women 0.

Jade Moore (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rikke Marie Madsen (Denmark Women).

Attempt blocked. Ellen White (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jill Scott.

Attempt saved. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lucy Staniforth (England) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Francesca Kirby.

Demi Stokes (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frederikke Thogersen (Denmark Women).

Attempt saved. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rikke Sevecke with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Lucy Staniforth replaces Beth Mead.

Demi Stokes (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frederikke Thogersen (Denmark Women).

Offside, England. Beth Mead tries a through ball, but Ellen White is caught offside.

Foul by Jade Moore (England).

Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark Women. Julie Tavlo-Petersson replaces Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark Women. Frederikke Thogersen replaces Nicoline Sørensen.

Jill Scott (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rikke Marie Madsen (Denmark Women).

Ellen White (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Janni Arnth (Denmark Women).

Corner, Denmark Women. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

Attempt missed. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Nicoline Sørensen (Denmark Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Karen Carney (England).

Foul by Stine Pedersen (Denmark Women).

Ellen White (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark Women. Rikke Marie Madsen replaces Signe Bruun.

Hand ball by Nicoline Sørensen (Denmark Women).

Substitution

Substitution, England. Karen Carney replaces Nikita Parris.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Francesca Kirby replaces Georgia Stanway.

Goal!

Goal! England 2, Denmark Women 0. Jill Scott (England) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Beth Mead with a cross.

Foul by Sofie Pedersen (Denmark Women).

Karen Bardsley (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Denmark Women. Conceded by Karen Bardsley.

Corner, Denmark Women. Conceded by Rachel Daly.

Attempt blocked. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Sofie Pedersen (Denmark Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Georgia Stanway (England).