Aylesbury star Ellen White hits brace to fire Team GB to victory in Tokyo 2020 Olympics opener

The Aylesbury star scored the first two goals of this year's Olympics.

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 11:21 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 11:22 am

Aylesbury s Ellen White was ruthless scoring both goals in a 2-0 win for Great Britain against Chile in their Olympics opener today (July 21).

White was the first player to score in the tournament finishing twice in the first game of the Tokyo 2020 women's football tournament.

Both goals showcased both White's skill and excellent penalty box instincts. She opened the scoring by anticipating a knock down, to whack in a half-volley just a few yards out from the Chile goal.

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Her second, saw the Man City striker once again create space for herself, before contorting in the air to guide home a volley, which arrowed into the corner.

Team GB now sit atop Group F, but face tougher tests with hosts Japan and Canada the other adversaries within the UK team's group.

White was part of the first ever British women's football team to compete in the Olympics, she started the squad's 2-0 defeat to Canada in the quarter-finals.

But, stepping up at major tournaments has since become the norm for the 32-year-old. She was of course England's top scorer at the 2019 World Cup, no player scored more than her six goals in France.

In her six appearances for Great Britain, White, now has a prolific four goals. Aylesbury's finest is now the top-scorer in the Women's Super League and coming off a season where she buried eight goals in just 14 appearances.

Despite another fine goalscoring season, her Man City team came up short finishing, second behind Chelsea who they trailed by four points in the final standings.

Team GB are next in action against hosts Japan at Sapporo Dome, the same venue where Ellen fired Britain to victory. That game takes place on Saturday at 1:30pm UK time. GB complete their group against Canada, in the same venue on Tuesday July 27 at 2pm UK time.