Sunderland stars Laws and Mead don’t play but Jill Scott wins 100th cap in England 1 Australia 0

Jill Scott won her 100th cap for England
Jill Scott won her 100th cap for England
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Sunderland stars Rachael Laws and Beth Mead again saw no action as England ended their tour of China with a 1-0 victory over Australia.

But there was a landmark day for the city as Sunderland-born midfielder Jill Scott won her 100th cap in the Dewellbon Cup match in Yongchuan.

It will be a disappointment to keeper Laws and striker Mead not to have been given any game-time on the Far East tour.

The pair were not alone, with Bristol keeper Mary Earps, Chelsea forward Fran Kirby and her Blues team-mate Hannah Blundell spending all 180 minutes of the internationals on the subs bench.

But today was a day to celebrate for Scott who reached her century of England caps.

The midfielder, who made her senior debut against the Netherlands back in August 2006, has been an England mainstay over the last 10 years and was a star for Mark Sampson’s side at the World Cup, where the Lionesses finished third.

Scott had a great chance to mark her special day with a goal in Yongchuan, only to blaze wildly over Lydia Williams’ net.

The only goal of today’s game came from her fellow Manchester City midfielder Izzy Christiansen.

The 24-year-old, who made a goalscoring start to her international career against Estonia last month, was set up by club mate, former Sunderland star Lucy Bronze, before beating Williams from an acute angle.