Ian Wright goes absolutely mental in BBC studio as England thrash Norway

Ian Wright couldn't contain his delight as England thrashed Norway 8-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Women's Euros.

The Arsenal legend, 58, was one of the guests in the BBC studio for the Group A clash. And like the rest of the country, he rather enjoyed the Lionesses' incredible performance, not least Gunners forward Beth Mead's stunning hat-trick.

Mead scored the fourth, fifth and final goals of the evening as Sarina Wiegman's side destroyed the record for the biggest victory in Women's Euros history. Wright posted a video of himself on social media screaming Mead's name after she scored her second of the game.

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With his face to camera, Wright bellowed "Beth Mead" three times before turning his phone on his BBC colleagues. His excitement matched that of the 28,846 spectators inside the Amex, who were treated to quite the spectacle.

Georgia Stanway opened the scoring inside 15 minutes after Ellen White went down in the box. Lauren Hemp made it two a few minutes later before a brace apiece from Mead and White gave the Lionesses a scarcely believable 6-0 advantage at the break.

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Despite their first half dominance, the hosts slowed down a little in the second 45. Alessia Russo made it 7-0 on 66 minutes, but the night belonged to Mead who completed her latest England hat-trick with nine minutes to spare.

Afterwards, Wright lavished praise on the side for their incredible performance. "That is as good as it gets. A team tactically and physically executing a game plan," he told BBC Sport.

"We are talking about a team that, yes they missed a lot of chances, but once they sort that out they are going to do that to a team. They are capable of doing that and today it was brilliant. Fantastic performance from England. I knew that was coming, and it came.

"England can do this to a team. Today it was brilliant, a fantastic performance from England."


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