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Final tournament - Group stage - Group B

England - Japan
2-0
 

England - Japan 2-0 - 05/07/2011 - Match page - Women's World Cup 2011

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England down Japan to reach last eight

Published: Tuesday 5 July 2011, 21.00CET
England advanced to the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals as group winners after Ellen White and Rachel Yankey scored in either half against Japan in Augsburg.
England down Japan to reach last eight
Ellen White scores England's opening goal against Japan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

England
Japan

2

Goals scored

0

9

Total attempts

10

5

on target

4

2

off target

4

2

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

7

2

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

6

Lineups

England

England

Japan

Japan

1Bardsley (GK)21Kaihori (GK)
2A. Scott2Kinga
3Unitt3Iwashimizu
4J. Scott4Kumagai
6Stoney (C)6Sakaguchi
75
7Clarke
46
7Ando
56
9White
15
90
8Miyama
10K. Smith
63
10Sawa (C)
12Carney11Ohno
82
15Bradley15Sameshima
18Asante17Nagasato

Substitutes

21Chamberlain (GK)1Yamago (GK)
13Brown (GK)12Fukumoto (GK)
5F. White5Yano
8Williams9Kawasumi
82
11Yankey
46
66
13Utsugi
14Aluko
63
14Kamionobe
16Houghton16Tanaka
17Bassett
90
18Maruyama
56
19Susi19Takase
20Rafferty20Iwabuchi
75

Coaches

Hope Powell (ENG)
Norio Sasaki (JPN)

Referee

Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 08/10/2011 12:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 5 July 2011, 21.00CET

England down Japan to reach last eight

England advanced to the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals as group winners after Ellen White and Rachel Yankey scored in either half against Japan in Augsburg.

Goals in either half from Arsenal LFC duo Ellen White and Rachel Yankey earned England a 2-0 victory against Japan in Augsburg and a place in the FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals as group winners.

Having won their first two Group B matches, Japan began confidently with Kozue Ando and Homare Sawa both unleashing early shots on goal. However, two minutes after Karen Bardsley had denied the Japanese captain, England took the lead, White dispatching Karen Carney's searching pass with an instinctive first-time lob over Ayumi Kaihori from 20 metres.

Although Japan right-back Yukari Kinga should have at least hit the target after Bardsley palmed Aya Miyama's cross straight into her path, it was White who almost scored again when she improvised a clever overhead kick, from Jessica Clarke's cross, which Kaihori tipped on to the bar.

Norio Sasaki's side began the second half with greater intent and Yuki Nagasato came close to levelling when she poked Miyama's pinpoint free-kick just wide after 48 minutes. England were clinging on as Japan swarmed forward but Hope Powell's side were resolute in defence, and made it 2-0 when substitute Yankey controlled Rachel Unitt's whipped cross on the turn and flicked the ball over the advancing Kaihori midway through the second period.

England will face Group A runners-up France in the last eight while Japan also progress despite this first defeat at the finals. In the other Group B encounter New Zealand scored twice in added time to hold Mexico, who nonetheless finished third, to a 2-2 draw.

Last updated: 06/07/11 9.27CET

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