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05/07/2011
2:0 (1:0)
  • Ellen WHITE (15')
  • Rachel YANKEY (66')

Summary

Lionesses find their roar
A goal in each half gave England a 2-0 victory over Japan in Augsburg in a result which not only secured three points, but enabled the Three Lions to leapfrog their opponents to the summit of Group B. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Hope POWELL (ENG)
(JPN) Norio SASAKI

Officials

Referee: Carol Anne CHENARD (CAN)Assistant Referee 1: Marlene DUFFY (USA)Assistant Referee 2: Emperatriz AYALA (SLV)Fourth official: Kari SEITZ (USA)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 20)


Latest Comments:
frankk5505
08/07/2011 at 04:59
The first goal was a fluke. If the goalie had been back closer to the net it probably does not go in. The TV in the US said how great a goal it was probably because of the English announcer when it was one of the flukiest goals I ever saw. The only team that may be more overrated then England is the USA team. If the best team wins the next game England will be out but in Football(Soccer) flukey things happen
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Avicenna008
07/07/2011 at 02:01
Avicenna008 (Malaysia)
england played to their advantage which is height and big physique...Nadeshiko played well, had the most of the possession really...creating chances but just failed to convert it..england just lucky to score on the counter..i was shocked to see Mana Iwabuchi come on as a striker not an attacking midfielder...she's dangerous running toward opponent..why not put her where her can run on tired defence?
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pimienta000
06/07/2011 at 08:23
this game could have been a 10-3 ! wonder how they miss so many shots on target.. better to say they play so close to eac oter that theres almost imposibel to find an empty area to shot the ball !!!!!
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Statistics

10Shots14
3Corner kicks7
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
45%Possession (%)55%
  • Ellen White of England celebrates her first goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 group B match between England and Japan
  • A general view shows the dressing room of the English team
  • Rachel Yankey of England scores their second goal past Ayumi Kaihori of Japan
  • Rachel Yankey of England celebrates
  • Jill Scott of England is challenged by Homare Sawa of Japan
  • Anita Asante of England is challenged by  Shinobu Ohno of Japan

"It was a tough game, like every other game we’ve had in this competition. The team stuck to their gameplan, which they had to against such a good side as Japan, and they worked incredibly hard," Hope Powell, England coach.