SheBelieves Cup
USAUSA0EnglandEngland1

USA Women 0-1 England Women

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Ellen White scored a late winner as England beat world champions USA in the SheBelieves Cup in New Jersey.

The game was edging towards a goalless draw before Lucy Bronze's superb strike hit the crossbar in the 90th minute and substitute White scored the rebound.

England, the lowest-ranked team at the event, lost their opening game to France 2-1 and play their final match against Germany on 7 March.

England are second in the table behind France who drew 0-0 with Germany.

With both England and USA yet to start their domestic seasons, the two sides were evenly matched in front of a sellout crowd on a freezing cold night in New York.

Lionesses goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain denied Rose Lavelle from close range before America's Ashlyn Harris saved well to stop Nikita Parris in an even first half.

Chances were few and far between in the second period. England captain Steph Houghton went close with a 25-yard free-kick but Harris clawed the ball to safety.

Mark Sampson's side looked dangerous in the last 10 minutes and White clinched England's first ever victory in the tournament.

Famous victory

Match-winner White was "absolutely buzzing" that her goal had given England a famous victory.

The 27-year-old's strike gave the Lionesses just their fourth win over the World Cup holders and their first home defeat in 23 games.

White said: "To get the win, to get the goal, to beat USA on home soil; I'm pretty ecstatic to be honest.

Ellen White
England celebrate substitute Ellen White's 90th-minute winner

"The team did so well, I'm so proud of them. We needed a big win in this tournament."

The team now face Germany in their final match in Washington on Tuesday.

White added: "Mark wanted us to bounce back and show our winning mentality. We definitely showed that.

"We showed the togetherness of the team, we showed drive, we showed professionalism and ultimately we scrapped [and] we fought. That's what we do."

"We're looking forward to playing Germany - this is like a final now."

Line-ups

USA

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 24Harris
  • 4Sauerbrunn
  • 8Johnston
  • 11Krieger
  • 19DunnSubstituted forWilliamsat 64'minutes
  • 3MewisSubstituted forLongat 77'minutes
  • 9HoranSubstituted forBrianat 77'minutes
  • 16Lavelle
  • 10LloydBooked at 69minsSubstituted forHeathat 76'minutes
  • 13MorganSubstituted forPressat 63'minutes
  • 2Pugh

Substitutes

  • 1Naeher
  • 5O'Hara
  • 6Brian
  • 7Short
  • 12Williams
  • 14McDonald
  • 15Sonnett
  • 17Heath
  • 18Campbell
  • 20Long
  • 22Pinto
  • 23Press

England

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Chamberlain
  • 4Bronze
  • 5Houghton
  • 15Bassett
  • 3Stokes
  • 7NobbsSubstituted forMooreat 90+3'minutes
  • 17Williams
  • 20CarneySubstituted forScottat 63'minutes
  • 10ChristiansenSubstituted forBrightat 90+2'minutes
  • 22ParrisSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
  • 19DugganSubstituted forWhiteat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bardsley
  • 6Bright
  • 8Moore
  • 9Taylor
  • 11White
  • 12Daly
  • 14Stoney
  • 16Bonner
  • 18Scott
  • 21Earps
  • 23Williams
Referee:
Quetzalli Alvarado Godínez
Attendance:
26,500

Match Stats

Home TeamUSAAway TeamEngland
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, USA 0, England 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, USA 0, England 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, England. Jade Moore replaces Jordan Nobbs.

  4. Post update

    Allie Long (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Fara Williams (England).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, England. Millie Bright replaces Isobel Christiansen.

  7. Post update

    Tobin Heath (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Fara Williams (England).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! USA 0, England 1. Ellen White (England) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Lucy Bronze (England) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, England. Conceded by Julie Johnston.

  12. Post update

    Corner, England. Conceded by Julie Johnston.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ellen White (England) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jill Scott.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Christen Press (USA).

  15. Post update

    Demi Stokes (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jodie Taylor (England) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jill Scott with a headed pass.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, USA. Allie Long replaces Samantha Mewis.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, England. Jodie Taylor replaces Nikita Parris.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, USA. Morgan Brian replaces Lindsey Horan.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, USA. Tobin Heath replaces Carli Lloyd.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 4th March 2017

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