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England women player ratings vs the Netherlands: Mary Earps and Jess Carter blunders mean the Lionesses' Nations League and Olympic dreams hang by a thread despite incredible Wembley comeback

Playing 'Survivor' by Destiny's Child at half time was perhaps an optimistic choice by the person in charge of the music at Wembley Stadium on Friday night, as by that point England's UEFA Women's Nations League hopes seemed dead and gone. Two first half goals from Lineth Beerensteyn put the Netherlands in firm control - but that the match eventually ended in a 3-2 win for the hosts, which just about keeps their chances in this competition alive, showed that the DJ's belief was far from misplaced.

England were nowhere near their ruthless selves on the night. Errors were costly in the first half, both Mary Earps and Jess Carter failing to cover themselves in glory as Lineth Beerensteyn netted twice to leave the Lionesses with it all to do. However, Georgia Stanway kickstarted an incredible second half comeback, scoring and assisting as England pulled it back to 2-2 on the hour with two goals in two minutes.

Had Sarina Wiegman's side lost, they would've been eliminated from the Nations League altogether and the chances of Great Britain being able to send a women's football team to next summer's Olympics would've been over, too. But up popped Ella Toone in stoppage time to score a late winner and leave England in contention by the barest of margins. Head-to-head records, goal difference and goals scored are all likely to all come into play in the permutations when they finish their Nations League group stage campaign in Scotland on Tuesday.

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