SCOTLAND’S clash with England in the Women’s World Cup was the UK’s most watched women’s football match of all time.
BBC bosses revealed the clash drew a peak of 6.1 million viewers on television on Sunday.
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The figure - 37.8% of the available audience - breaks the previous record of 4 million viewers for England’s Euro 2017 semi-final against the Netherlands.
Ellen White and Nikita Parris scored as England claimed a 2-1 victory in Nice.
Shelley Kerr’s side regrouped after falling 2-0 behind in France and scored their first World Cup finals goal courtesy of Claire Emslie.
Scotland now prepare for their second Group D match against Japan in Rennes on Friday.
Scotland are playing in their first World Cup while England reached the semi-finals at the 2015 tournament in Canada.
Kerr was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with an MBE for her ‘passion’ for football.