Jill Scott's header ensured England were not embarrassed at their World Cup homecoming as they were made to work hard to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina in their Euro 2017 qualifier.
In their first home game since earning bronze in Canada, the Lionesses were tested by the weather and a team which barely ventured out of their own half.
England wasted a number of chances but Scott headed in Eni Aluko's cross.
It was their 12th win in 19 games in 2015.
Unlike in their opening Euro 2017 qualifier away to Estonia in September, which the Lionesses won 8-0, Bosnia-Herzegovina offered stern resistance despite being ranked 72nd in the world, 67 places below England.
But the win sent Mark Sampson's team second in Group Seven behind Belgium as England aim to reach the European Championship in the Netherlands and build on their historic year in which they achieved their best World Cup finish.