England maul Pakistan 8-2
An impressive England demolished Pakistan 8-2 in their second Pool A match to register their best-ever win in the history of the FIH Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. England dished out a scintillating performance in the opening two quarters and pumped in as many as five goals to child play with the hapless Pakistanis. Such was their dominance and control over the match that England scored seven field goals against just one through penalty corners. The 8-2 victory is England’s best-ever in the elite eight-nation event, bettering their 5-1 win over Spain in 1987. On Sunday’s win is also England’s biggest ever victory over Pakistan in Champions Trophy history, the previous best being a 2-0 triumph in 1999. England got off the blocks through Mark Gleghorne’s (15th minute) tough from close range before Nick Catlin made it 2-0 with a powerful hit two minutes later. Exactly two minutes later, David Condon got a beautiful touch to Tim Whiteman’s cross to register England’s third goal before skipper Barry Middleton (24th) and Ashley Jackson (26th) also scored to give their side a commanding 5-0 lead at the lemon break.