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England forced to pay penalty
 Women's Football News 7 Mar 2016
England 1 (Duggan 9) Germany 2 (Flaherty og 76, Peter pen 82)
A poor penalty decision eight minutes from time condemned England to their second defeat in four days in the SheBelieves Cup in Nashville. 
England had gone into the game on the back of a narrow defeat against the United States in their opener and two changes were made to the starting line up with Alex Scott and Katie Chapman coming in.
However the occasion belonged to Fara Williams who was winning a record 150th cap, whilst Alex Scott's recall meant a 130th appearance - putting her above Rachel Yankey in second place in the all time list.
The first chance of the match went England's way with Alex Greenwood driving a shot over the bar but three minutes later, the Liverpool full back turned provider after her initial free kick had been cleared on the right. Greenwood picked up the rebound and curled a delightful cross met by a glancing header from Toni Duggan and under the dive of Laura Benkarth for the opening goal.
It was Duggan's 15th goal for England and her first international strike since September 2014.
Germany's response was a strong one but England, although forced onto the back foot, defended impressively and Karen Bardsley was well protected. Isabel Kerschowski and Dzsenifer Marozsan did fire over from long range whilst Bardsley saved comfortably from a header by Alexandra Popp.
There was a scare for England when a cross from Anna Blasse was fumbled by Bardsley and fell for Kerschowski who looked poised to score but Steph Houghton did well to foil the midfielder from close range.
England's best effort following the goal came when Chapman headed wide from a free kick but they took their one-goal lead into the interval.
Germany made two changes at half time and another earlier in the second half, giving them a more recognisable line up, and carried the game towards England but again struggled to find a way to get behind the England rearguard, including one bizarre moment when Houghton blazed a clearance over her own bar from 25 yards out.
At the other end, a dipping shot from the hard working Jill Scott flew straight at Benkarth and then a great chance came to double their lead. Demi Stokes broke down the left and whipped in an excellent cross to the far post for Alex Scott, however the full back sent her header back across goal and beyond both the far post and the oncoming Jordan Nobbs.
England were starting to defend deeper and deeper though and they received an escape when a free kick was met by a Popp header, Bardsley parried and Mandy Islacker followed up to score, however Popp had - wrongly - been ruled offside.
Just two minutes later though, Sara Dabritz received a throw inside the area and turned past Stokes and cut the ball back from the line which took a deflection off the unfortunate Flaherty and past Bardsley at her near post for the equaliser.
Germany sensed a second and were handed a chance on a plate just six minutes later. Dabritz crossed into the area who Popp who drew her foot back to shoot, Williams nipped in to poke the ball away from her and the German striker inadvertently kicked the England captain with her follow through. This was somehow deemed to be a foul and a penalty was awarded, Babett Peter accepting the gift with an unerring finish into the corner of the net, giving Bardsley no chance.
There was no coming back for England and they must now look to their final game in the tournament against France on Wednesday night. 
England: Karen Bardsley, Alex Scott, Alex Greenwood (sub Karen Carney 70mins), Fara Williams, Steph Houghton, Gilly Flaherty (sub Casey Stoney 79mins), Jordan Nobbs (sub Gemma Davison 83mins), Jill Scott, Toni Duggan (sub Fran Kirby 82mins), Katie Chapman, Demi Stokes.

Germany: Laura Benkarth, Josephine Henning (sub Babett Peter 53mins), Saskia Bartusiak, Tabea Kemme (sub Leonie Maier 65mins), Anna Blasse, Isabel Kerschowski, Melanie Behringer (sub Lena Goe‚ling 45mins), Kathrin Hendrich, Mandy Islacker, Dzsenifer Marozsan (sub Sara Dabritz 45mins), Alexandra Popp.

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