Ellen White scores twice as Team GB get off to perfect start against Chile Woman
Lucy Bronze helps make both goals as Ellen White, England’s fifth all-time top scorer, scores her first Olympic goals to take GB Women to a 2-0 win over Chile in an empty Sapporo Dome
Ellen White’s double gave dominant GB Women a comfortable 2-0 win over Chile in their opening match at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Manchester City striker struck in each half to give GB Women a winning start to their campaign in Japan.
That Hege Riise’s side failed to add to the scoreline owed much to their own profligacy and desperate, last-ditch, defending from Chile.
They now face the hosts in Sapporo on Saturday before playing Canada in Kashima to complete Group E next Tuesday.
After Maria Jose Urrutia shot wide for Chile early on, GB Women took control in Sapporo and were denied an opener by the offside flag after 11 minutes.
White turned in from close range when Christiane Endler parried Georgia Stanway’s low effort but the striker’s celebrations were correctly cut short.
But GB Women did not have to wait long as White opened the scoring after 18 minutes.
Chile offered no threat, with Ellie Roebuck a second-half spectator in goal, and White finally added a second with 17 minutes left.