England's women see off Norway

England began their preparations for this summer's UEFA Women's EURO with a convincing 3-0 friendly win over Norway.

The Scandinavians are ranked sixth in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking, four places above England, but Hope Powell's side dominated the game and were deserved winners at Shrewsbury's ProStar Stadium. Fara Williams gave the hosts the lead from a Karen Carney cross, squeezing the ball past the keeper at the near post.

Carney, one of five players in the England side who are playing in the new American professional league, set up the second goal as well before half-time. The winger swung in a cross from the left that was headed in by Lindsay Johnson for her first international goal.

England could have been further ahead at the break but Norway rallied in the second half without managing to beat keeper Rachel Brown. And Everton midfielder Williams put the game to bed in spectacular style 10 minutes from time with a 30-yard strike, although again the Norway keeper got hands to it.

England have further friendlies against Iceland and Denmark to come before heading to Finland for the Women's EURO in August.