Friday July 1, 2011 Group Stage: Group B Finished Glücksgas-Stadion

New Zealand (W) 1 - 2 England (W)

  • Gregorius 18’
  • Scott 63’
  • Clarke 81’

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  1. Women's World Cup - England leave it late

    Women's World Cup - England leave it late

    Goals from Jill Scott and Jess Clarke kept England's Women's World Cup hopes alive with a late 2-1 win over New Zealand in Dresden. More

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    • New Zealand (W)
    • England (W)
    • 90 Make sure you're back tomorrow for our coverage of the USA against Colombia and North Korea against Sweden
    • 90 New Zealand acquitted themselves very well but England were the better of the sides over the ninety minutes. England keep their qualification hopes alive, but New Zealand crash out at the first round again.
    • 90 The final whistle goes and England have just about done enough to win it.
    • 90+3 Kelly Smith winding down the clock with some trickery and then Williams is fouled and England are keeping it in the corner
    • 90+2 Jess Clarke finds Ellen White with a pin-point pass from deep but her control was poor and she was robbed of the ball
    • 90+1 Carney does well to break play up in the middle of midfield but then gives the ball away again, fortunately in the opposition's half though
    • 90' The fouls committed count rises to 19 at the hands of Hearn for New Zealand
    • 89' Goal scorer Gregorius is replaced by Hannah Wilkinson
    • 88' Great chance for Williams to put the game beyond doubt as she times her run to perrfection to get on the end of Smith's through ball. Her shot wasn't accurate enough though and Bindon made the save.
    • 87' It's too long and rolls out for a goal-kick
    • 86' England doing a good job of keeping the ball in the New Zealand half at the minute and they win a corner as a bonus
    • 85' Faye White replaced by Sophie Bradley as she was against Mexico
    • 84' England dropping a bit deep as they look to close the game out, it could be a dangerous tactic
    • 83' England's shot count up to 15 now, few would conclude they don't deserve their two goals
    • 82' Smith crashes into Bindon chasing a long-ball but there was no malice there
    • 81' GOAL FOR ENGLAND!!! Bindon punches a cross from the left but it only finds Jill Scott inside the area, she was incredibly calm and laid it off to Clarke who rifled the ball into the roof of the net from six yards out. 2-1.
    • 80' Another great chance for England as Ellen Whites placed shot is brilliantly saved by Bindon
    • 79' England waste a brilliant chance to break, they had four on three and Smith delayed her decision so much that when she played Carney in Carney was offside
    • 78' Really good deep cross from Moorwood and Alex Scott has the tricky job of dealling with it at the back post but she does it well
    • 77' Chances at a premium for both sides now, England trying to keep the tempo high and create
    • 76' Williams caught offside after Smith played her in, she was at least a yard off there
    • 75' England keep looking for the ball down the right channel, but White is struggling to latch onto any of them
    • 74' Rosie White immediately has a golden chance as Riley drills it in from the right flank and White has a volley unmarked from six yards out, she couldn't quite make the adjustment though and the danger was cleared by Ellen White.
    • 73' Aggressive change for New Zealand as Percival is replaced by striker Rosie White
    • 72' Jill Scott wins a free-kick when nothing really happened to show that the referee will give poor decisions for both teams
    • 71' Riley wins a free-kick on the left flank which infuriates the England bench
    • 70' Green's corner is very poor and it goes straight out of play
    • 69' New Zealand win a corner as Moorwood's shot from range is deflected wide by Stoney
    • 68' Ellen White flagged offside from a Kelly Smith through ball, it may have been an inch or two, looked very tight
    • 67' Unitt nearly gets on the end of the Carney corner but ehr effort is just wide, the game has changed though and England are well on top
    • 66' Yankey is sacrificed to make way for Jess Clarke
    • 65' Kelly Smith invited to shoot as New Zealand back off her, her shot is deflected just wide though
    • 64' Another ball swung in, towards White this time, but Bindon claims it
    • 63' GOAL FOR ENGLAND!!! Tremendous link-up between the two Scott's. Alex Scott puts in an incredibly accurate cross from the right to find her namesake Jill who rises brilliantly and directs her header over Bindon into the top corner to equalise.
    • 62' England starting to lose their cool as Bardsley plays the ball straight out of play looking for Alex Scott
    • 61' Ellen White gets in a very good cross from the right and finds Yankey but her touch is heavy, Carney then gets a shot away but it is blocked
    • 60' Percival pushes Yankey over from behind just inside the New Zealand half, another free-kick for England
    • 59' gregorius looked dangerous on the break but Alex Scott eventually blocked her off
    • 58' Yankey on the wrong end of a strong challenge from Riley, the delivery from the free-kick is poor and New Zealand can counter
    • 57' Free-kick swung in towards Smith but she can't reach it and it's a goal-kick
    • 56' Ellen White tracks back but gives away a free-kick for going in too strongly on Moorwood
    • 55' Alex Scott gets a cross in from the right but it's easily cut out
    • 54' If England lose the match they are out of the tournament, a draw will keep them in it, just.
    • 53' More of the same from England as they have most of the possession and mostly in the opposition's half, but they can't find a meaningful ball or get a good shot off
    • 52' Williams is brought down on the edge of the area by Hassett, but no foul given
    • 51' Yet another foul by Hoyle and this is getting ridiculous
    • 50' England win a corner which Yankey takes, it falls to Smith just outside the box but her effort is well over the bar
    • 49' Hoyle with another very strong challenge, this time on Carney, it's unbelieveable that she hasn't been booked yet.
    • 48' Carney seems to be operating in the middle with Ellen White moving out wide to the right
    • 47' Gregorius gets in down the right flank after a deflected pass from Hassett, she finds Hearn brilliantly with her cross and her header is only just over the crossbar
    • 46' Two half-time changes, one on each side as Moorwood comes on for Bowen for New Zelaand and Carney replaces Aluko for England
    • 45' England get the second-half going.
    • 45+1 There's the half-time whistle and New Zealand are still ahead. England have had the better of it so far but have not tested the goalkeeper nearly enough, if at all.
    • 45' The ball breaks to Smith in the area from the resulting free-kick but her cross-come-shot is deflected straight into the arms of Bindon
    • 44' Kelly Smith again clattered by Hoyle, she gets the free-kick but is getting tired of the constant over physicality she is having to deal with
    • 43' A very late tackle on Aluko is completely missed by the referee, very poor officiating
    • 42' Jill Scott flicks on a long Unitt throw and Ellen White latches on to it, but her lunging effort is wide
    • 41' Riley hits the free-kick but it's poor and straight at the wall
    • 40' It's a;; New Zealand at the moment and England are struggling to get out of their own half. Faye White concedes a free-kick on the edge of her own box.
    • 39' New Zealand pushing forward well now as Percival puts in a shot coming up from right-back, it's poorly struck though and easy for Bardsley
    • 38' Gregorius breaks through and was in on Bardsley's goal after Stoney failed to cut out a Hearn through ball, Unitt got back just in time to make a crucial challenge
    • 37' Green hits it crisply but it's straight at Bardsley who holds easily
    • 36' Fara Williams penalised for a foul on Hasset twenty five yards from the England goal
    • 35' Smith's frustration is evident as she drags Hoyle to the floor and gives away a free-kick
    • 34' Kelly Smith bursts through the middle of midfield and hits it from just outside the penalty box, it's another tame effort though which rolls wide
    • 33' New Zealand keeping England at bay very effectively, England have all the possession but it's not quite in the areas that they need it
    • 32' The refereeing continues to be odd as England win a free-kick from nowhere and both sides look confused
    • 31' Yankey cuts in from the left, beats two players and strikes the ball well, but it's a foot or so wide of the far post
    • 30' Ellen White the latest to mis-hit a shot from the edge of the box, poor effort
    • 29' Aluko gets to the by-line and fins Kelly Smith on the edge of the area but her effort is mis-hit and tame
    • 28' England continue to dominate but they just can't make it pay, Bindon not having to make a real save as yet
    • 27' Ellen White gets into a good position on the edge of the area but is too insistant on getting the ball on her right foot and proves easy to shepherd out again
    • 26' Clever one-two between Smith and Aluko nearly sees the latter in on goal but it's well but out by Erceg
    • 25' Gregorius very nearly away down the right as England push forward but the ball just runs out of play
    • 25' Yankey with the corner but it's easily dealt with
    • 24' It's another corner as Jill Scott fires a shot agaisnt Bowen
    • 23' Kelly Smith somehow gets away from the attentions of four players in the area and tries to pick out Ellen White it's put out for a corner though
    • 22' Williams with another decent effort from range, this time she gets the power but it was just wide of the post.
    • 21' Kelly Smith down again after a very poor challenge from Hoyle. Studs up into the knee of Smith and it's completely missed by the referee. Should have been a yellow card at least
    • 20' England back on the attack with a Williams free-kick, but it's too long for Faye White and it's a goal-kick
    • 19' GOAL FOR NEW ZEALAND!!! Against the run of play Riley plays in Hearn down the inside left channel and cuts the ball across the six-yard-box, Stoney and Unitt can't deal with it and Gregorius steals in to tap it home.
    • 18' Bardsley dominates the six-yard-box well though and claims the cross
    • 17' Jill Scott very nearly gives away a penalty as Hassett burst in on goal, she stayed on her feet though and eventually won a corner
    • 16' Alex Scott pressured by Bowen on her own by-line but at the third attempt Scott wins her team the goal-kick
    • 15' Aluko turns up on the left wing and nutmegs Riley to burst into the box, her low cross is easily cut out though
    • 14' Fara Williams takes a speculative shot from twenty-five yards, it was heading for the top corner but didn't have the pace to trouble Bindon
    • 13' The corner is underhit and cleared comfortably
    • 12' Smith showed far too much of the ball to Ellen White who pinched it off her and headed towards goal, Erceg fends her off well though and concedes a corner
    • 11' Smith seems to have recovered and returns to the field
    • 10' England playing on with ten players at the moment as Smith continues to be treated
    • 9' Looks like a badly twisted ankle for the England forward
    • 8' Kelly Smith limping badly and looks in serious trouble after challenging Bindon
    • 7' Ellen White is felled out on the left touchline which Unitt swings in, it's flicked on but claimed by Bindon
    • 6' Aluko is indeed operating from the right wing as was predicted before the game with Kelly Smith just behind Ellen White
    • 5' Yankey delivers this one and finds Jill Scott but she is off balance and her header is well wide
    • 4' This one is taken short but Williams wins a third corner
    • 4' Aluko takes the kick but Hoyle clears the ball behind for another corner
    • 3' Yankey does brilliantly to evade Percival on the left wing and gets her cross in, Smith puts the ball behind for a corner though
    • 2' Alex Scott and Eni Aluko immediately get in a threatening poition on the right flank but get in each other's way a little and the chance disapates
    • 1' New Zealand get the game underway in Dresden
    • 17.10 England captain Faye White wins her 90th cap for her country this afternoon
    • 17.05 Have a listen to Hope Powell's reaction to England's opening game drawn here: Hope Powell reaction to draw with Mexico
    • 17.00 Amber Hearn kept up her record of a goal every two games as she scored her 23rd goal in her 46th game against Japan on Monday
    • 16.55 Dresden also hosted the USA's clash with North Korea on Tuesday which the Americans won 2-0
    • 16.50 England have made one change from the draw with Mexico bringing in Ellen White for Karen Carney suggesting Eni Aluko may be deployed on the wing
    • 16.45 The referee for this afternoon's contest is Therese Neguel from Cameroon
    • 16.40 England are heavy favourites for the game with the bookies, but after Monday's nervy performance they are far from guaranteed a result
    • 16.35 New Zealand are still looking for their first win in world cup history at the eighth attempt. They have lost all their previous matches
    • 16.32 New Zealand: Bindon, Percival, Green, Hoyle, Erceg, Smith, Riley, Hearn, Gregorius, Hassett, Bowen
    • 16.30 The teams are in: England: Bardsley, A.Scott, F.White, Stoney, Unitt, F.Williams, J.Scott, Yankey, Aluko, E.White, K.Smith
    • 16.25 The two teams have met just once before and the game ended goalless, the same result would benefit no one today.
    • 16.20 England drew their opening match with Mexico which means a win in Dresden is vital, New Zealand are in a similar situation after losing their first game they must win to keep thier quart-final hopes alive.
    • 16.15 Welcome to our coverage of England's crucial Group B game with New Zealand in the Women's World Cup
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  • New Zealand (W)

    Manager: John Herdman

  • England (W)

    Manager: Hope Powell

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