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Own goal condemns England
 Women's Football England International News - 10 Mar 2018
United States 1 (Bardsley og 58)
England 0

A Karen Bardsley own goal handed USA the SheBelieves Cup at England's expense in the final match of the tournament.
After a resounding 4-1 win over France and a 2-2 draw with Olympic champions Germany, England went into this final match needing just a point to win the tournament for the first time.
But the unlucky Bardsley was caught out by two deflections in quick succession as Megan Rapinoe's cross ended up in the back of the net to give USA the win they needed to usurp the Lionesses at the top of the table. England therefore finished as runners-up on four points, their best return in the competition's short history.
Head coach Phil Neville kept faith with the back four that started against Germany while Ellen White also retained her place following her two-goal salvo at the weekend. Jodie Taylor was reinstated as the focal point up top with Manchester City duo Keira Walsh and Isobel Christiansen trusted in midfield.
The world champions, with their plethora of star names, began brightly and enjoyed more possession in the opening exchanges, though they were unable to trouble Bardsley in the Lionesses goal; Rapinoe's off target 25th-minute strike was USA's first real effort of note.
England had looked fairly comfortable in the first half until the hosts increased as the break approached. Lindsey Horan headed wide, Bardsley was forced to push away a low, left-sided cross and teenager Mallory Pugh ran across the Lionesses' box before unleashing a decent shot which flew narrowly wide of the right hand upright.
Pugh was at it again just moments after the restart, racing onto a long ball forward before forcing Bardsley into a good save low at her near post.
England's keeper excelled herself for a third time when she directed Rapinoe's angled shot behind for a corner.
A USA goal had looked increasingly likely - and it arrived just before the hour mark. The excellent Rapinoe found herself in space down the left and her whipped centre brushed off Abbie McManus before her centre back partner Bright inadvertently prodded the ball beyond Bardsley, who did manage to get a touch, from close range.
Neville summoned attacking trio Toni Duggan, Nikita Parris and Rachel Daly from the bench in an attempt to salvage the necessary point - and it almost came with just three minutes remaining.
White, who scored the late, late winner against USA last year, climbed highest to meet Christiansen's inswinging free kick but her header hit the post and the ball was cleared off the line.
There was a special moment for Hannah Blundell, who replaced Demi Stokes for her senior team debut, but England were unable to find a way past the No1-ranked side in the world.
USA: Alyssa Naeher, Emily Sonnett, Crystal Dunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Alexandra Long (sub Sofia Huerta 74mins), Megan Rapinoe (sub Savannah McCaskill 80mins), Alex Morgan, Lindsey Horan (sub Morgan Brian 74mins), Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh (sub Lynn Williams 90mins). Subs not used: Casey Short, Andi Sullivan, Kelley O'Hara, Julie Ertz, Jane Campbell, Taylor Smith, Christen Press, Ashlyn Harris.
England: Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze, Demi Stokes (sub Hannah Blundell 87mins), Keira Walsh (sub Jill Scott 87mins), Abbie McManus, Millie Bright, Melissa Lawley (sub Toni Duggan 52mins), Izzy Christiansen, Jodie Taylor (sub Nikita Parris 52mins), Fran Kirby (sub Rachel Daly 75mins), Ellen White. Subs: Siobhan Chamberlain, Fara Williams, Alex Greenwood, Georgia Stanway, Carly Telford, Gabriella George.

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