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POW WOW WAKES UP ENGLAND; WOMEN'S WORLD CUP.

Byline: OLIVER PICKUP

TURKEY 0 ENGLAND 3 HOPE POWELL slammed her England team after they left it late to overcome Turkey in their second Group Five World Cup qualifying match - and warned them they must improve.

The England coach was reminded why the Three Lionesses did not win the final of the European Championship in September after some "atrocious passing" in the 3-0 win over a country ranked 57th in the world.

"We lacked quality and certainly the first half was not good enough," fumed Powell. "Some of the passing was atrocious from players you would expect more from.

"I had a few words at half-time and told the players that they must take responsibility in their performance."

England were missing eight first team players through absence and injury but the quality in the squad was still expected to be too much for lowly Turkey.

After a half-time rocket from Powell, Alex Scott gave England the lead in the 58th minute. Lianne Sanderson doubled the lead three minutes later before Rachel Unitt's bullet header secured the victory.

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BULLET HEAD Scorer Unitt POINT MADE Powell had a half-time blast
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 27, 2009
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