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England opened up their FIFA World Under-20 Cup campaign with an excellent 2-0 victory over hosts Chile in Coquimbo.
Two second half goals were enough to give Mo Marley's side the points in front of a crowd of 15,045 at the Estadio Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso.
England were dealt a blow as Leeds Carnegie duo Sophie Bradley and Sophie Walton were ruled out through injury but still produced a solid all round team display.
The first half was played at a quick pace and both goalkeepers were tested as Rebecca Spencer needed to deal with a one-on-one from Daniela Zamora while at the other end, Toni Duggan was denied by a great save from Claudia Endler.
England made the all-important breakthrough and silenced the home crowd on 54 minutes, Jessica Clarke crossing for Brooke Chaplen to head home.
Chile pressed forward to try and get back on level terms but England defended very well and they sewed up the win with ten minutes remaining via a counter attack from which Duggan beat Endler from long range.
England: Rebecca Spencer, Steph Houghton, Claire Rafferty, Danielle Buet (sub Rachel Williams 64mins), Fern Whelan, Chelsea Weston, Toni Duggan (sub Jade Moore 87mins), Remi Allen, Natasha Dowie, Brooke Chaplen, Jessica Clarke. Subs not used: Ashley Baker, Helen Alderson, Gilly Flaherty, Kerys Harrop, Becky Hall, Michelle Hinnigan.
Chile: Claudia Endler, Valentina Lefort, Tatiana Perez, Karen Araya, Nathalie Quezada, Daniela Zamora, Daniela Pardo, Juanita Pena (sub Maryorie Hernandez 90mins), Maria Mardones, Geraldine Leyton, Daniela Fuenzalida (sub Pamela Coihuin 71mins). Subs not used: Romina Parraguirre, Karla Ureta, Javiera Guajardo, Cyntia Aguilar, Dominique Hisis, Andrea Zuniga, Carol Negron, Valeska Baigorri.
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