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Final tournament - Group stage - Group B

New Zealand - England
1-2
 

New Zealand - England 1-2 - 01/07/2011 - Match page - Women's World Cup 2011

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England fightback downs New Zealand

Published: Friday 1 July 2011, 21.00CET
England came from behind to get their first win at the FIFA Women's World Cup as second-half goals from Jill Scott and Jess Clarke undid New Zealand in Dresden.
England fightback downs New Zealand
Jill Scott headed England's equaliser in Dresden ©Anthony Barker

Match statistics

New Zealand
England

1

Goals scored

2

8

Total attempts

18

3

on target

7

1

off target

9

4

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

9

0

Offsides

6

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

20

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

20

Lineups

New Zealand

New Zealand

England

England

1Bindon (GK)1Bardsley (GK)
2Percival
71
2A. Scott
3Green3Unitt
4Hoyle4J. Scott
63
5Erceg5F. White (C)
86
6Smith (C)6Stoney
7Riley8Williams
9Hearn9White
10Gregorius
18
10K. Smith
89
12Hassett11Yankey
65
18Bowen
46
14Aluko
46

Substitutes

21Nayler (GK)21Chamberlain (GK)
20Clansey (GK)13Brown (GK)
8Moorwood
46
7Clarke
65
81
11Yallop12Carney
46
13White
71
15Bradley
86
14McLaughlin16Houghton
15Kete17Bassett
89
16Longo18Asante
17Wilkinson19Susi
19Hill20Rafferty

Coaches

John Herdman (NZL)
Hope Powell (ENG)

Referee

Therese Neguel (CMR)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 1 July 2011, 21.00CET

England fightback downs New Zealand

England came from behind to get their first win at the FIFA Women's World Cup as second-half goals from Jill Scott and Jess Clarke undid New Zealand in Dresden.

England came from behind to get their first win at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup as second-half goals from Jill Scott and Jess Clarke downed New Zealand 2-1 in Dresden.

Held by Mexico in their opening Group B fixture, England looked under threat when they fell behind to a Sarah Gregorius goal after 16 minutes, the New Zealand striker getting between Rachel Unitt and Casey Stoney to turn in a cross by Amber Hearn.

England's opponents had never taken a point at the World Cup but almost added a second as Gregorius threatened to run clear only to be thwarted by a fine saving tackle by Unitt. However, England got back on track in the second half as Jill Scott rose high to head in an Alex Scott cross for the equaliser after 63 minutes.

Rosie White missed a glorious opportunity to restore New Zealand's advantage and England took advantage of that reprieve with Clarke's 81st-minute winner. After Jenny Bindon had failed to handle a Unitt cross, Jill Scott teed up substitute Clarke to hammer a shot into the roof of the net and put England second in the section, two points behind their final group opponents, Japan.

Last updated: 01/07/11 21.41CET

Related information

Member associations

https://www.uefa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1645690.html#new+zealand+england