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England draw 0-0 in disappointing display with Czech Republic in an International Friendly at the Amex. 

An England side whose 15-game winning streak came to an end will be asking questions of how they failed to score against the 28th ranked team in the world. 

The first half was not a memorable half for England, with the best chance falling to Lauren James, who on her first start for the Lionesses smashed a left-footed shot against the post.  

Chloe Kelly also came close to opening the scoring with a header which went just wide of the target. 

Early in the second half Lauren Hemp nearly made it 1-0 to the hosts, however the woodwork was hit again after an attempted chip over Olivie Lukašova hit the post, then the rebound could not be bundled in after a goalmouth scramble. 

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Fran Kirby forced Lukašova into a save with just four minutes to go with a curling effort from outside the box, where the resulting corner led to nothing. Beth Mead then had a chance which was deflected out for another corner. 

Only once before have England failed to score under their European Championship winning manager Sarina Weigman, a statistic that doubled tonight. However huge credit must go to Czech goalkeeper Lukašova, who made several saves to keep out a usually free-scoring England side. 

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May 2024