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Record-breaking TV audience for England v Scotland

10 June 2019

Record-breaking TV audience for England v Scotland

A record-breaking TV audience peaking at 6.1m tuned in to watch England edge past Scotland 2-1 in Sunday's FIFA WWC clash.

This was the highest ever figure recorded in the UK for a women's football game, and the audience were treated to an excellent encounter between the two old rivals.

In a fiercely contested game, Nikita Parris marked her World Cup debut by firing Lionesses 1-0 up from the penalty spot following a video assistant referee review.

Ellen White doubled the advantage before the break with a clinical finish from close range to hand Phil Neville's team a two-goal cushion.

But Scotland, competing in their first World Cup, responded well and a period of sustained pressure saw Claire Emslie reduce the arrears heading into the final 15 minutes.

Despite piling forward, Scotland were unable tot find that second equalising goal and England dug in to secure victory.

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