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England come from behind to beat the Netherlands in injury time 

Ella Toone scored a late goal for England as they came down two goals to defeat the Netherlands in a vital Women's Nations League match, keeping Team GB's hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games alive.

Ella Toone scored a late goal for England as they came down two goals to defeat the Netherlands in a vital Women’s Nations League match, keeping Team GB’s hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games alive.

Netherlands Take Early Lead

The World Cup runners-up swiftly seized a 2-0 advantage within 35 minutes through Lineth Beerensteyn’s exploit of defensive lapses and midfield passivity, setting a challenging stage for England against the Netherlands.

England’s Resilient Response

England demonstrated resilience as Georgia Stanway and Lauren Hemp orchestrated a quick turnaround in the second half, netting two goals within a span of two minutes. 

The late drama intensified when Toone’s striking finish clinched a dramatic victory, igniting a wave of celebration from passionate supporters at Wembley Stadium.

Critical Win for Lionesses

In a venue brimming with historical success for the Lionesses, Sarina Wiegman’s squad fought tooth and nail to surpass a formidable Netherlands team that had dominated the first half.

Pressure on England for Team GB’s Future

Tasked as the designated nation to secure Team GB’s qualification, England must win their Nations League group and either reach the final or secure a third-place finish if Olympic hosts France advance to the final in order to secure a berth in Paris.

Crucial Contributions from Substitutes

The contributions of Euro 2022 stars Beth Mead, Alessia Russo, and Toone from the bench proved pivotal in sparking England’s comeback. Toone, notably, replicated her heroics from the European success by delivering the decisive goal in the crucial victory against the Netherlands at Wembley.

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