So, the USA Women’s team are once again in the final of the World Cup following a 2-1 semi-final win over England.
And it’s fair to say the Americans enjoyed lauding it over their one-time colonial overlords.
Christen Press gave the US the lead before Ellen White fired home an equaliser for the Lionesses.
Alex Morgan restored the lead for the holders before half time and celebrated by mimicking taking a sip of tea - seemingly a dig at the beverage England holds most dear.
The second half saw VAR rear its ever-controversial head once more, denying White an equaliser through the slimmest of offside calls but also gifting England a late chance from the penalty spot.
Sadly, Steph Houghton saw her kick saved by Alyssa Naeher and a miserable night for Phil Neville’s team was compounded by Mille Bright’s late red card.
With all the history between the two nations - both on and off the pitch - social media went into overdrive, with Americans seizing the opportunity to celebrate their victory.
And the 1700s, World War II and Piers Morgan all played a prominent role.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) July 2, 2019
— Célia 🍃🇫🇷 (@_MrsWanted) July 2, 2019
— L'Americain (@CombMyAfro) July 2, 2019
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 2, 2019
— Tom Brady is not a system QB (@DailySports_1) July 2, 2019
People are free to find soccer exciting or boring, but everyone should unite in admiration of the fact that the US women's national team has gotten under the skin of both Donald Trump and Piers Morgan this week.
— William Cavert (@WilliamMCavert) July 3, 2019
The US return to Lyon on Sunday where they will face the winner of the second semi final between Sweden and Netherlands.
England have the opportunity to salvage some pride Saturday’s 3rd/4th place play off.
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