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Ocampo long shot frustrates England

Published: Monday 27 June 2011, 20.39CET
England opened their FIFA Women's World Cup campaign with a point after Monica Ocampo's stunning strike cancelled out Fara Williams's first-half header in Wolfsburg.
Ocampo long shot frustrates England
Fara Williams (right) heads in the opening goal in Wolfsburg ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MexicoEngland

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target4
 
9
Corners5
 
5
Fouls committed8
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 08/10/2011 12:52 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   

Matches

Published: Monday 27 June 2011, 20.39CET

Ocampo long shot frustrates England

England opened their FIFA Women's World Cup campaign with a point after Monica Ocampo's stunning strike cancelled out Fara Williams's first-half header in Wolfsburg.

England's FIFA Women's World Cup campaign got off to a frustrating start as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Mexico after Fara Williams's first-half header was cancelled out by Monica Ocampo's delightful strike.

England made a strong start to the Group B match and might have taken the lead on 20 minutes when Karen Carney's shot was deflected wide. The opening goal was not long in coming, however, as from the ensuing corner, Williams rose above Nayeli Rangel to head in. The lively Williams might have scored again seven minutes later when she struck a curling shot from outside the area which was well saved by Cecilia Santiago.

Though against the run of play, Mexico's 33rd-minute equaliser was worthy of the World Cup stage, Ocampo cutting inside before unleashing a dipping effort past Karen Bardsley from 30 metres. Despite the setback, England continued to carve out opportunities, Eniola Aluko driving wide moments after Mexico's leveller and missing an open goal on 53 minutes, failing to connect with the ball during a goalmouth melee.

As the match wore on Mexico looked the likelier scorers, with Stephany Mayor's goal-bound shot kept out by Ellen White's brave block in added time. The draw leaves England and Mexico two points behind section leaders Japan, who opened their tournament with a 2-1 defeat of New Zealand, England's next opponents on 1 July, when Mexico meet Japan.

Last updated: 28/06/11 9.55CET

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Lineup

Mexico

Mexico

England

England

20Cecilia Santiago (GK)1Karen Bardsley (GK)
3Rubi Sandoval2Alex Scott
4Alina Garciamendez
Yellow Card87
3Rachel Unitt
5Natalie Vinti4Jill Scott
8Guadelupe Worbis5Faye White (C)
Substitution83
9Maribel Dominguez (C)
Substitution76
6Casey Stoney
Yellow Card88
10Dinora Garza
Substitution85
8Fara Williams
Goal21
11Nayeli Rangel10Kelly Smith
15Luz del Rosario Saucedo11Rachel Yankey
19Monica Ocampo
Goal33
12Karen Carney
Substitution72
21Stephany Mayor14Eniola Aluko

Substitutes

1Erika Vanegas (GK)21Siobhan Chamberlain (GK)
12Pamela Tajonar (GK)13Rachel Brown (GK)
2Kenti Robles7Jessica Clarke
6Natalie Garcia9Ellen White
Substitution72
7Juana Lopez
Substitution76
15Sophie Bradley
Substitution83
13Liliana Mercado16Stephanie Houghton
14Monica Alvarado17Laura Bassett
16Charlyn Corral18Anita Asante
17Teresa Noyola
Substitution85
19Dunia Susi
18Veronica Perez20Claire Rafferty

Coach

Leonardo Cuellar (MEX) Hope Powell (ENG)

Referee

Silvia Elisabeth Reyes Juarez (PER)

Assistant referees

Mariana Betina Corbo Odone (URU), Marlene Leyton (PER)

Fourth official

Estela Alvarez (ARG)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Mexico

    Next match played Women's World Cup: v Japan, 01 July 2011, 4-0
  • England

    Next match played Women's World Cup: v New Zealand, 01 July 2011, 1-2
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