Alessia Russo propelled Manchester United Women a step closer to the Reds playing Champions League football for the first time in the club’s short history.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and former England international Karen Bardsley have joined with The FA to call on schools across the city-region to do more to help girls get into football.
England beat Sweden for only the fourth time as they qualified for their first major final since 2009 with an Alessia Russo back heeled goal underlining their confidence and swagger.
England set new records on their way to qualifying for the quarter finals of the Women’s European Championships by hammering Northern Ireland
Beth Mead scored a hat trick as England won Group A with a game to spare by a record score of 8-0 against tournament dark horses Norway at the Amex Stadium in Brighton.