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Today’s back pages: Lionesses fear no one at World Cup but Neville demands more

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 10 June

England’s Lionesses feature on the majority of today’s newspaper front and back pages after their victory over Scotland in the Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.

The Lionesses secured a 2-1 win in their opening group D game with a penalty from Nikita Parris and a strike from Ellen White sealing the three points.

Scotland scored late on through Claire Emslie but England held on to the win in Nice.

Head coach Phil Neville says England “fear no one”, The Guardian reports, after their winning World Cup start. But The Daily Telegraph says that Neville has also demanded improvement and that his side “must do better”.

Neville said: “We set standards and the players have to keep meeting them. We cannot drop below those standards. We have to keep being ruthless.

“It taught us that every game is going to be hard but I was pleased with the result.”

Pickford the hero

England’s men’s team were also in action on Sunday in the Uefa Nations League third/fourth-placed match against Switzerland.

The match finished 0-0 after extra-time so it went to penalties. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was the star of the shoot-out. The Everton No.1 scored from 12 yards before saving from Josip Drmic to seal the bronze medal.

“Pick that one out” says the Daily Star’s back page after Pickford’s heroics in Guimaraes.

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