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England Women manager Sarina Wiegman praised the “team accomplishment” ahead of Beth Mead’s stunning 14-minute hat-trick following her side’s win over Northern Ireland on Saturday evening. Making their return to Wembley for the first time in two years, the Lionesses ran out 4-0 winners despite a difficult first-half, in no small part down to the Arsenal forward’s magic. The visitors had defended resolutely at Wembley and put their bodies on the line until Mead’s introduction but she scored with her first touch just moments after coming onto the field, a brilliant finish on the turn past goalkeeper Jacqueline Burns.