Jodie Taylor scored her first international goal in 14 months to send England into the second round of the Women's World Cup on Friday (Saturday AEST) in a 1-0 victory over Argentina.
The Argentines, who scored their first ever World Cup point in an opening draw against Japan, were resilient but Taylor finally found a way past goalkeeper Vanina Correa in the 61st minute after she had repeatedly thwarted England's attack. Correa saved a first-half penalty from Nikita Parris.
Taylor sneaked into a central location unchecked by the Argentine defence and met Beth Mead's low cross. She nudged the ball into the net and ended a 540-day England goal drought for the Golden Boot winner from the 2017 European Championship.
After edging Scotland 2-1 in their first match of the tournament, England has now opened a World Cup with back-to-back wins for the first time and advanced to the next round ahead of its final Group D match against Japan.
Earlier, Cristiana Girelli scored a hat-trick in Italy's 5-0 victory over Jamaica to ensure their early progression from the group stages.
Italy upset Australia 2-1 in their opening Group C match with a winner in stoppage time and this win over Jamaica has secured their march in the tournament.
Girelli's opener came via a retaken penalty, after Jamaica goalkeeper Sydney Schneider saved the Juventus star's initial spot-kick, but a video review showed the stopper had came off her line too soon.
Substitute Aurora Galli also netted twice to wrap up a comprehensive win.
The progression of England and Italy ensures they join fellow European giants France and Germany in the round of 16 with a game to spare.
Elsewhere, Scotland suffered a second defeat in Group D as they were beaten 2-1 by Japan in Rennes.
Just as in their loss to England in their opener five days earlier, Shelley Kerr's side went 2-0 down in the first half before pulling a goal back in the closing stages of the game.
Japan took the lead in the 23rd minute at Roazhon Park via a Mana Iwabuchi strike, and their advantage was extended in the 37th by a penalty won and converted by Yuika Sugasawa.
Scotland may well view the decision to award the spot-kick as harsh and they subsequently had two penalty appeals turned down after the break, and hit the post through Erin Cuthbert, before substitute Lana Clelland's fine strike made it 2-1 with two minutes of normal time remaining.
Scotland will need to beat Argentina in their final group game on Wednesday to have any chance of progressing into the last 16.