England scores late to beat USA in SheBelieves Cup


New York (AFP) – Ellen White’s 89th-minute strike lifted England to a 1-0 victory over the United States on Saturday in the SheBelieves Cup at Harrison, New Jersey.

In front of a sell-out crowd of 25,000 at Red Bull Arena, England’s well-orchestrated defense frustrated the reigning Women’s World Cup champions before White slotted home from close-range at the death.

England’s women had only beaten the Americns once before –- a 2-1 triumph in 2011.

The teams were deadlocked at 0-0 after a first half that saw few scoring chances. Although the United States, number one in the FIFA world rankings, were largely in control in the second half, England’s back line held firm.

White, who came on in the 76th minute, snatched the victory. Lucy Bronze had fired a shot off the crossbar and White was there to fire the rebound past goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris.

In the other match of the day’s double-header, France and Olympic champions Germany played to a goal-less draw.

The tournament, which features four of the top-five teams in the FIFA world rankings, continues on Tuesday when the United States play France and England face Germany.

For the European teams, the tournament is a tuneup for the UEFA Women’s Euro in the Netherlands in July.

100+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $29.99/mo. for fubo Español Package
  • Watch Premier League, LaLiga, Liga MX & MLS
  • Includes NBC, NBCSN, ESPN, FS1, FS2, TUDN, beIN SPORTS and more
Favorite Leagues At The Best Price
  • Starting price: $7.99/mo. for Live TV Package
  • Watch LaLiga, Primeira Liga and Copa Libertadores
  • Includes beIN SPORTS, GolTV, TyC Sports and more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $5.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $12.99/mo.)
  • Features Serie A, Bundesliga, FA Cup, EFL & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
Live TV, Soccer & Originals
  • Starting price: $5.99/mo.
  • Features Champions League, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more

Leave a Reply

Translate »