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Ellen White scored a late winner to give England a 1-0 victory over Japan in their second match at the SheBelieves Cup.
England got their SheBelieves Cup title defence up and running with a 1-0 victory over Japan, thanks to a trademark Ellen White goal. Both sides struggled to forge clear cut chances as Phil Neville opted for a refreshed line up to the one that lost 2-0 to the USA on Friday morning.
But ultimately it was a combination of two of England's more experienced players that led to White's winner eight minutes from time in New Jersey as fellow substitute Toni Duggan laid on the chance for her strike partner.
Teenager Lauren Hemp, on her second consecutive start, very nearly gave Neville's side the perfect start when she went through one-on-one with goalkeeper Sakiko Ikeda but her effort was well saved.
Chloe Kelly then put Beth England in on goal ten minutes later, but the Chelsea striker was unable to finish the chance despite her red-hot form for club this season.
England then had another good opportunity to score on the half hour mark, this time played in by Jordan Nobbs, but again Ikeda stood firm.
Neville made a raft of changes in the second half, including the introduction of some more experienced forwards in the form of White and Duggan.
It was a combination of the substitutes that ultimately resulted in the winner as Duggan robbed a Japanese defender as they passed the ball around their back four and picked out White for a simple finish from ten yards out.
Japan will be disappointed by the way they gave the ball away in the lead up to the goal, but that didn't stop White pulling out the trademark celebration on her 91st England appearance.
England: Ellie Roebuck, Rachel Daly, Steph Houghton Millie Bright, Demi Stokes, Keira Walsh (sub Leah Williamson 60mins), Georgia Stanway (sub Lucy Staniforth 69mins), Jordan Nobbs (sub Jill Scott 90mins), Lauren Hemp (sub Toni Duggan 60mins), Chloe Kelly (sub Nikita Parris 60mins), Beth England. Subs not used: Carly Telford, Alex Greenwood, Abbie McManus, Alessia Russo, Sandy MacIver, Grace Fisk.
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