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Manchester City striker Toni Duggan scores hat-trick in England 9-0 World Cup qualifier

England and Manchester City's Toni Duggan celebrates after first goal Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Toni Duggan scores second in world cup qualifier against Montenegro Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

England marked Mark Sampson's first competitive match as head coach by overwhelming Montenegro 9-0 to maintain their flawless start to qualifying for the 2015 World Cup.

It took just 58 seconds of a terrible mismatch staged at Brighton's Amex Stadium for the Lionesses to open the scoring, with Toni Duggan firing the opening goal of a hat-trick.

Poor goalkeeping was to blame for Duggan's second in the 14th minute after Marija Zizic failed to deal with a shot by Fara Williams.

The turkey-shoot continued as England amassed a 4-0 lead by half time with Eniola Aluko nodding in a cross by Jill Scott, before Scott found the net herself from 18 yards out.

Only four minutes of the second half had elapsed when Karen Carney collected Williams' pass and beat the outclassed Zizic.

Zizic's afternoon continued to unravel after being rounded by the superb Lianne Sanderson and she was then beaten by Demi Stokes from close range.

Duggan claimed her hat-trick from the edge of the area before substitute Natasha Dowie complete the rout before a crowd of 8,908.

Underlying England's dominance was the fact that keeper Siobhan Chamberlain made a solitary save all afternoon.

The Lionesses dominate Group Six of World Cup qualifying, having won all five games, scoring 29 goals in the process without seeing their defence breached once.

It was their biggest win since 2005 and the result leaves Montenegro rooted to the foot of the table.

Englands's Toni Duggan in the FIFA 2015 World Cup Qualifier, Group Six match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images