History was made as Kateryna Monzul became the first woman to referee an England game as she took charge of the 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over Andorra.
The 40-year-old Ukrainian has prior experience of officiating men’s football but this was the first time the Three Lions have had a match overseen by a female.
Here, the PA news agency takes a closer look at how Monzul fared at the Estadi Nacional on a night where some of her decisions were not without controversy.
It was not the ideal start to the evening for Munzul who appeared to blow for kick-off too early, restarting the game twice after the England players had taken the knee.
Monzul blew to rule out Ben Chilwell’s goal with her assistant flagging Jadon Sancho offside in the build-up. However, after VAR Stephanie Frappart spent almost two minutes deliberating, Monzul would award the goal to put the visitors 1-0 ahead.
John Stones and Cristian Martinez had a coming together after a challenge in the corner and Monzul did well to disperse the players before issuing yellow cards to the pair.
Monzul arguably over-reacted by booking Sancho after he knocked the ball away ahead of an Andorra free-kick on the stroke of half-time. There was then no card shown to Jesus Rubio despite a high challenge on Sancho moments later.
Marc Rebes was next to be cautioned by Monzul after swinging a stray arm into the body of Chilwell.
Rebes should have been shown a second yellow after clattering into Conor Coady but Monzul decided a warning was enough for the defender.
Monzul awarded England a penalty, a decision which was confirmed by VAR as Jesus Rubio tripped substitute Jack Grealish. James Ward-Prowse saw his penalty saved but tucked home the rebound.
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