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Ellen White overtook Kelly Smith to become England’s all-time leading goalscorer by reaching 48 international strikes with a hat-trick in the Women’s World Cup qualifying match against Latvia.
A quickfire brace scored inside four first-half minutes saw White finally edge her Lionesses tally beyond Smith’s at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium.
The Manchester City striker went on to grab goal number 48 by completing a hat-trick before being substituted.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at five of her most famous England strikes.
When @ellsbells89 became our all-time record goalscorer 🤩
WHAT A MOMENT! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/tTWqNedhHD
— Lionesses (@Lionesses) November 30, 2021
England 3-0 Austria, Women’s World Cup qualifying, March 25 2010
— England (@England) March 25, 2016
White made her England debut as a substitute, in the absence of Smith whose record she has gone on to break. She scored in the 84th minute to cap off the win with a chip from a narrow angle.
England 2-0 Japan, World Cup Group Stage, July 5 2011
White scored a crucial opening goal as the Lionesses beat Japan to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a clever lob over the goalkeeper.
England 6-0 Scotland, Women’s European Championships, July 19 2017, Group stage
White scored the Lionesses’ third goal of the game in a dominant victory over rivals Scotland, pouncing on a loose ball after Jill Scott’s effort from distance rebounded off the crossbar and into the path of the predatory striker.
United States 0-1 England, She Believes Cup, March 4 2017
White pounced after Lucy Bronze’s strike hit the crossbar, as England stunned the world champions at the She Believes Cup despite being the lowest-ranked team at the event.
England 3-0 Norway, World Cup Quarter-finals, June 27 2019
White found the net from close range to double England’s lead as they booked their place in a second consecutive Women’s World Cup semi-final.