England’s Phil Neville: “We must drive standards higher and be more ruthless’

• Manager feels better to get nervy World Cup opener over
• Neville: ‘I loved every minute of it. I’m really proud’

Phil Neville said his England side have “nothing to fear” as they began their World Cup quest with a narrow victory against Scotland in which a convincing first half was slightly undermined by a less than ruthless second.

The result offered Shelley Kerr’s team a glimmer of hope on their World Cup debut amid the heat and humidity of the south of France, with Claire Emslie’s late goal restoring an element of Scottish pride after Nikita Parris and Ellen White had put the Lionesses two goals ahead.

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