Euro 2022: Beth Mead warns England pal Ellen White she is gunning for her all-time scoring record after Austria strike

BETH MEAD joked she is gunning for Ellen White’s all-time England top-scoring record after her red hot run under Sarina Wiegman.

The new Lionesses chief has got Mead, 27, bossing it again, with the forward’s audacious chip edging a win over Austria on Wednesday to put England top of Group A.

Beth Mead sent an Old Trafford full house wild with England's Euro 2022 opener


Beth Mead sent an Old Trafford full house wild with England’s Euro 2022 openerCredit: Rex
Mead has told England's all-time top scorer Ellen White she's gunning for her record


Mead has told England’s all-time top scorer Ellen White she’s gunning for her recordCredit: Reuters

The Arsenal star has now hit a staggering 13 goals and 12 assists in the nine games she has played under the ex-Holland boss.

Her upturn in form comes after she bitterly missed out on selection for the 2021 Olympics last summer but she has since played her way firmly back into Wiegman’s plans.

Manchester City’s White is England Women’s most successful goalscorer of all time, with her 50 goals for England putting her ahead of Kelly Smith.

Mead still has a long way to go on 26 goals for her country.

She said: “I was saying to Ellen (White) I’m after her [goal tally], but no, I’m just happy to get goals for the team and the goal that we got today was a big one.”

When asked about aiming for the Golden Boot at this year’s Euros, Mead replied: “It’s not something I’ve thought about there are some incredible scorers in this competition.

“I just want to enjoy my football and the goal, assists, or whatever it may be.”

England’s toughest test of Group A is still to come against Norway on Monday, with former Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg back in the fray after a five-year exile from the side.

Mead added: “Wednesday was a big win, like we said, sometimes you can’t always win pretty and it wasn’t our best performance.

“But we go to the training pitch, and we learn from it, and it’s still a big win that we may not have got in the past.”

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