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Man City star Lauren Hemp scores as England Women defeat USA in landmark win

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It still feels like the dust has barely settled following England's historic European Championship triumph back in July, but on Friday evening the Lionesses were back at Wembley creating more history.

Just over two months on from defeating Germany in the final of Euro 2022, Sarina Wiegman's England took on the United States in a friendly.

The highest-ranked women's international side in the world and reigning world champions have long been something of a bogey team for England, but at a packed-out Wembley England finally got their own way.

First-half goals from Manchester City attacker Lauren Hemp and former City midfielder Georgia Stanway - either side of a Sophia Smith equaliser - were enough to give England the win, a first against their cross-Atlantic foes since 2017 and one that took their unbeaten run to 23-games. READ MORE: Man City's next transfer priority has been exposed by Kyle Walker blow It was not a surprise to see Hemp score the game's opening goal, but the way she did so was somewhat unexpected.

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