England pull in record viewers for World Cup opener

Date published: Monday 10th June 2019 3:28

England’s World Cup victory over Scotland was the UK’s most watched women’s football game of all time, according to the BBC.

Sunday’s match attracted a peak of 6.1million watching on television and a 37.8 per cent share of the available audience.

England made a winning start to their campaign as they beat debutants Scotland 2-1 in Nice. Was Phil Neville the driver or just a passenger?

In front of a crowd of 13,188 at the Allianz Riviera, Nikita Parris put the Lionesses ahead with a penalty and Ellen White curled in the second.

Claire Emslie pulled a goal back for Scotland with 11 minutes remaining.

England face Argentina in their second Group D match on Friday at 8pm.

 

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