England in White hot form as they march into Cyprus Cup final

Ellen White
Ellen White

Ellen White started again as England Women beat Canada 2-0 to reach the Cyprus Cup final this afternoon (Monday).

Former Grange School pupil White, 24, has played a pivotal role in the tournament so far helping the Lionesses to 2-0, 3-0 and 2-0 wins over Italy, Finland and Canada respectively.

The Fairford Leys woman had chances to get on the scoresheet against Canada but it was Lianne Sanderson who kept England Women on course to defend their Cyprus Cup crown as she netted a brace in the Group A decider.

It caps an impressive run of form from Mark Sampson’s side which has secured a place in Wednesday’s final, possibly against the Auld enemy Scotland.

The Three Lions controlled proceedings from the off and could have been even further ahead before the break, with White and Toni Duggan missing decent chances.

It mattered not, though, as Sanderson’s double clinched a third straight win over the Olympic bronze medallists.

England now await the conclusion of Group B to find out who they will take on in the final but know it will be the Scottish should they beat Australia.

Sampson had fielded two entirely different line-ups for the first two group games, but he reverted to the starting side that defeated Italy 2-0 on the opening day and that included White.

The Notts County striker will now hope to retain her place for Wednesday’s showpiece.