EFESports Desk

England began their Women's Euro 2022 campaign Wednesday with a 1-0 victory against Austria (1-0) to the delight of more than 68,000 supporters at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.

Beth Mead's first-half goal made the difference for the hosts on different kind of European night at the Theater of Dreams.

The Lionesses took the early lead in Group A, whose other two teams, Northern Ireland and Norway, will meet Thursday in Southampton.