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Second half goals sink England
 Women's Football News 1 Dec 2008
 
Second half goals sink England - 1 Dec 2008 - Women's Football NewsEngland are out of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup after they were beaten 3-0 by the United States in their quarter final in Chillan.
 
Mo Marley's side gave their all, particularly in the first half, but were unable to recover from the blow of going behind early in the second half.
 
England looked bright from the opening and went close to opening the scoring as Brooke Chaplen fired a shot just wide. At the other end, Sydney Leroux was narrowly off target as the half ended goalless and very evenly contested.
 
The second half got off to an unfortunate start for Chaplen as she was shown a yellow card, ruling her out of a potential semi final appearance. Things got worse in the 53rd minute as Christine Nairn broke down the right and crossed for Keelin Winters to head powerfully home for the opening goal.
 
Rebecca Spencer pulled off a fine save from a Leroux header to prevent her side going further behind. England brought on Rachel Williams and Jade Moore as substitutes to try and bring fresh attacking impetus and both players showed up well but they struggled to break down a strong American defence.
 
The height and power of the USA side proved to be decisive with nine minutes remaining as they increased their lead. Nairn was once again the provider; this time her corner from the right picked out Leroux who planted her header past Spencer.
 
Another strong Nairn run almost led to another goal as Fern Whelan's clearance came back off the post twice before she could clear. England did not give up and continued to press forward in an attempt to get back into the game but they were to concede a third in the final minute of injury time as the USA broke away from a corner and Nikki Marshall slid a through ball into the path of Leroux who calmly tucked her shot past Spencer and into the corner of the net.
 
England's overall display did not merit a three goal defeat but their achievement in reaching the quarter finals should be merited. In the last 14 months, three World Cups have been held and England have made it to the last eight, at least, in each of them - a record that only Germany and the United States can match.
 
England: Rebecca Spencer, Chelsea Weston, Claire Rafferty, Danielle Buet (sub Jade Moore 66mins), Fern Whelan, Steph Houghton, Toni Duggan, Remi Allen, Natasha Dowie, Brooke Chaplen (sub Rachel Williams 57mins), Jessica Clarke. Subs not used: Ashley Baker, Helen Alderson, Sophie Bradley, Gilly Flaherty, Kerys Harrop, Becky Hall, Michelle Hinnigan, Sophie Walton.

United States: Alyssa Naeher, Lauren Fowlkes, Meghan Klingenberg, Keelin Winters, Alex Morgan (sub Kaley Fountain 90mins), Elli Reed, Ingrid Wells (sub Christine Nairn 52mins), Becky Edwards, Sydney Leroux, Nikki Washington (sub Michelle Enyeart 80mins), Nikki Marshall. Subs not used: Chantel Jones, Cat Parkhill, Liz Harkin, Kiersten Dallstream, Alyssa Mautz, Gina DiMartino.

 
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