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Leah Williamson led England to victory against Austria in the opening game of Women's Euro 2022
Leah Williamson led England to victory against Austria in the opening game of Women's Euro 2022

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Williamson: Bring on the noise

England skipper Leah Williamson hailed the crowd after the Lionesses began their Women's Euro 2022 campaign with a 1-0 victory over Austria.

The 25-year-old defender admitted it will take time for the side to get used to playing in stadiums louder than they have previously experienced.

Beth Mead’s strike settled the game at Old Trafford and Williamson revealed she had to shut her eyes during the national anthem to stop the tears from flowing.

She said: "What an occasion. The fans came out, we connected well.

"It was pretty special, I had no idea what to expect. We embraced it really well. 

"I kept my eyes closed during the national anthem. If I'd looked at mum I'd have started crying. I kept it at bay.

"It's loud, communication becomes harder. At times it gets in the way but I'd take that any day.

"You don't have to be at your best in the first game and you can grow. Points on the board is the most important thing.

"We've dealt with pressure and expectation and it's over now. Good start."

Northern Ireland’s underdogs

Marissa Callaghan says Northern Ireland are calm ahead of their opening match
Marissa Callaghan says Northern Ireland are calm ahead of their opening match

For the first time in their history, Northern Ireland’s women will compete in a major tournament.

And their opening game sees them take on Ada Hegerberg and two-time European champions Norway.

The Green and White Army only turned professional in January and at 47th in the world are the lowest ranked side in the competition.

But skipper Marissa Callaghan, 36, says the squad are relaxed ahead of tonight’s clash at St Mary's.

"Surprisingly the camp is really calm," Callaghan said. "It's a massive occasion, we know that, but we are trying to take it all in.

"The camp is in really good form. We are excited and ready to get into it.

"They are one of the top teams in the world — we know that they are giants of European football.

"We are up for the challenge. We are Northern Ireland, we are underdogs. We have prepared immensely.”

Corberan departs Huddersfield

Carlos Corberan has quit as Huddersfield boss
Carlos Corberan has quit as Huddersfield boss

Carlos Corberan has sensationally quit as Huddersfield boss less than four weeks before the new Championship season starts.

The Spaniard’s decision is said to be amicable after he decided his vision for the future did not match the club’s.

Corberan, 39, guided the Terriers to the play-off final last term despite being among the pre-season favourites for relegation.

They lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest but that was a remarkable turnaround for the West Yorkshire club after they finished 20th under his stewardship the season prior.

Head of football operations Leigh Bromby said: "It is with sadness that we have accepted Carlos’ resignation. 

"He was obviously a big part of what was a fantastic season in 2021-22, but he has subsequently come to us over the last 24 hours and made it clear that he doesn’t think he is the man to take us forward.

"The timing is disappointing, with our preparations for the new season already under way. 

"However, we have worked very hard here over the last few years to build a coaching and support structure around the first team that gives us continuity and stability when there’s change. 

"We’ve also created succession plans for every eventuality."

First-team coach Danny Schofield will take over as head coach for the new campaign.

Leeds sign Sinisterra

Leeds have completed the signing of Feyenoord winger Luis Sinisterra for a reported £21million fee.

Sinisterra, 23, is the sixth new player through the door at Elland Road this summer as the club look to back boss Jesse Marsch.

The Colombian striker netted 23 times for Feyenoord last term, including 12 strikes in 30 Eredivisie games.

He was named the Europa Conference League Young Player of the Season after the Dutch giants reached the final, which they lost to Roma.

Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams, Darko Gyabi, Rasmus Kristensen and Marc Roca are the other new boys at the West Yorkshire outfit.

Gomez confirms Liverpool stay

Joe Gomez has signed a new deal at Liverpool
Joe Gomez has signed a new deal at Liverpool

Defender Joe Gomez has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool.

Gomez, 25, has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and finds himself down the pecking order to start alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Reds' backline, behind Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate.

Media speculation suggested the 11-cap England international was set to leave Merseyside in search of first-team football this summer, but the Charlton academy graduate will now extend his seven-year spell with the FA Cup and Carabao Cup winners.

He said: "The opportunity to extend my stay here was an easy decision to make.

"I still feel young and the best years are ahead of me. I have got more to learn and the time to do that.

"I think I have the platform here to do it with the manager and the coaching staff around me and my team-mates.

"I think as a group, the sky is the limit. We want to go one, if not two, better than last season and aim for it all."


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