England 0-0 Czech Republic: Lucy Bronze earns 100th cap as Lionesses’ winning run ends

Lionesses centurion Lucy Bronze threatened on the right as England struggled to break down the Czech Republic

Lucy Bronze made her 100th England appearance as the Lionesses’ 15-match winning run ended with a 0-0 draw in a friendly against the Czech Republic in Brighton.

Chelsea forward Lauren James, who was making her full debut for her country, saw her fourth-minute shot cannon off a post and Lauren Hemp was also denied by the woodwork when she lifted a finish beyond visiting goalkeeper Olivie Lukasova after the break.

Bronze had been hoping to celebrate her landmark in style as England returned to the scene of their record-breaking win over Norway and dramatic quarter-final victory against Spain on their way to Euro 2022 glory.

The right-back was involved in several of England’s best attacks against a Czech Republic side who delivered on their collective pledge not to be intimidated by the occasion in front of an attendance of 21,222.

The result meant that England failed to win for the first time since a 0-0 draw against Spain in the Arnold Clark Cup in February, while the Czech Republic extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

More to follow.

Line-ups

England

formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Earps
  • 2Bronze
  • 5BrightSubstituted forMorganat 62′minutes
  • 6Greenwood
  • 3StokesSubstituted forDalyat 82′minutes
  • 8Toon
  • 4Walsh
  • 7KellySubstituted forMeadat 45′minutes
  • 10Kirby
  • 11JamesSubstituted forSalmonat 63′minutes
  • 9Hemp

Substitutes

  • 12Morgan
  • 13Roebuck
  • 14Zelem
  • 15Wubben-Moy
  • 16Carter
  • 17Parris
  • 19parka
  • 20Daly
  • 21MacIver
  • 22Mead
  • 2. 3Salmon

Czech Republic

formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lukásová
  • 3Sonntágová
  • 4Bertholdová
  • 19Necidová
  • 5SlajsováSubstituted forDlaskováat 75′minutes
  • 12Cahynová
  • 18Dubcová
  • 10Svitkova
  • 11KrejciríkováSubstituted forMartínkováat 75′minutes
  • 17SzewieczkováSubstituted forKhýrováat 57′minutes
  • 9StaskováSubstituted forMrázováat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dlasková
  • 6Khýrová
  • 7Martínková
  • 8Merry
  • 13Jelínková
  • 14Cvrcková
  • 15Starová
  • 16Fuchsová
  • 20Dubcová
  • 21Mrázová
  • 22drizzle
  • 2. 3Radovic

Live Text