<p> Rachel Daly of England celebrates after scoring the team's first goal during the Arnold Clark Cup match between England and Italy </p>

Rachel Daly of England celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal during the Arnold Clark Cup match between England and Italy

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Follow live updates as England play Italy in their second match of the Arnold Clark Cup.

The Lionesses opened the four-team tournament with a commanding 4-0 victory over South Korea on Thursday and Sarina Wiegman will hope her team can produce another strong performance in front of their home fans today in Coventry.

Goals from Georgia Stanway, Chloe Kelly, Alessia Russo and Lauren James wrapped up England’s first win in Milton Keynes, but Wiegman has made changes and rotated her squad ahead of Wednesday night’s fixture against Belgium.

Italy, who have also qualified for this summer’s World Cup, were beaten by Belgium in their opening match after a late winner from the forward Tessa Wullaert.

Follow live updates from England vs Italy in the Arnold Clark Cup, below


England 1-0 Italy

49 mins: Another chance! Good play from England – as Zelem whips a ball around the corner and plays in Robinson on the right. Robinson whips it across, but Daly hits over on the half volley.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 16:25


England 1-0 Italy

47 mins: Early chance for Daly! The link-up play between Robinson and Le Tissier has been a real plus for England, and the full-back picks out Daly with a clipped ball into the box. It’s a little behind Daly, whose hooked effort at goal goes wide.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 16:22


England 1-0 Italy

Back underway! So Nobbs and Zelem are on for Walsh and Park in midfield.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 16:19


HALF TIME! England 1-0 Italy

Almost ready to go again in Coventry – and Jordan Nobbs and Katie Zelem are preparing to come on for England.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 16:18


HALF TIME! England 1-0 Italy

So far, so good for England in terms of making it two wins out of two in the Arnold Clark Cup.

Sarina Wiegman will be more looking at the performance, though, after making nine changes to her side.

Rachel Daly has certainly made her statement, scoring after being selected up front. Katie Robinson has been bright and delivered a great assist for Daly’s header.

England have lacked a bit of rhythm, though. Italy have crowded around Keira Walsh and Jess Park hasn’t been as influential as she could be, while Laura Coombs has been quiet.

Defensively, England have been pretty solid.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 16:10


HALF TIME! England 1-0 Italy

And that’s half time! England lead at the break thanks to Daly’s header.

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Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 16:05


England 1-0 Italy

45 mins: Off the bar! Hemp, now on the right, fires an inswinging cross into the middle, where Daly rises well again. This time the header loops up and hits the bar, and the flag then goes up for offside. Daly had just gone early, so it wouldn’t have counted anyway.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 16:03


England 1-0 Italy

43 mins: Half chance for Italy! Bonansea turns well in midfield and carries forward into the space. Giacinti looked to make the run off Carter’s shoulder and Bonansea slipped her in, but Roebuck read it well and raced out to gather. Good goalkeeping.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 16:01


England 1-0 Italy

39 mins: Italy have yet to respond to England’s opening goal. They set out aiming to restrict England but look short in confidence when they have the chance to go forward.

Carter mops up an Italy attack as Giugliano looked for Giacinti.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 15:57


England 1-0 Italy

What a brilliant header this is from Rachel Daly.

Jamie Braidwood19 February 2023 15:56

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