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Stanway: We’re not placing any limits on our goals

Georgia Stanway was England's hero of their quarter-final win over the Netherlands Her brace despatched her facet into the final 4 at France 2018 ​...

 
  • Georgia Stanway was England’s hero of their quarter-final win over the Netherlands
  • Her brace despatched her facet into the final 4 at France 2018
  • ​Stanway: “Making historical past by attending to the semi-finals is greater than we would hoped for”

“There’s a woman who’s certain all that glitters is gold, and she or he’s shopping for a stairway to heaven,” sang Led Zeppelin on their 1971 hit “Stairway to Heaven”. Thirty-seven years on, a younger England striker is doing one thing related for her crew, creating their very personal “Stanway to Heaven”.

In scoring twice in three first-half minutes in opposition to the Netherlands within the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Ladies’s World Cup France 2018, Georgia Stanway had somewhat style of heaven herself, taking England into the final 4 of the competitors for the primary time of their historical past.

“Simply collaborating on this competitors is superb,” the hero of the hour informed FIFA.com. “Reaching the quarter-finals was already fairly particular for us, so making historical past by attending to the semi-finals is greater than we’d hoped for. We’re not placing any limits on our goals, particularly as we’re getting nearer and nearer to the last word aim.”

Stanway is aware of a factor or two about targets, having scored 5 of them at France 2018 already, which makes her the match’s joint-leading goalscorer: “That truthfully isn’t vital to me. I’m comfortable about it, after all I’m, nevertheless it’s the crew’s performances that stand out, each on this match and the match as an entire. The one motive I’m scoring is as a result of the crew’s setting me up completely.”

The England striker has some extent maybe. She scored her first aim after latching on to a nice through-ball from Georgia Allen and her second following a elegant move from Lauren Hemp. The English additionally owed their win to the watchfulness of central-defensive pairing Megan Finnigan and Grace Fisk. However whether or not she likes it or not, it’s Stanway who units the tone for the crew.

The ahead celebrated the win by breaking into music, launching into the Atomic Kitten hit “Complete Once more” on the finish of the match, to the delight of the followers on the Stade de la Rabine. “It was the victory music of the England followers on the World Cup in Russia,” she defined, earlier than including: “Qualifying for the semi-final gave us the right alternative to sing all of it collectively once more.”

Don’t be stunned if “Stanway to Heaven” turns into one other agency favorite with the Younger Lionesses.

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