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England 2-1 Mexico – Live Text – Group F

England 2-1 Mexico

  • England get vital win to move up to 2nd.
  • Fran Kirby puts England in front before Karen Carney gets their second. Ibarra pulls one back for Mexico

All Times British Summer Time (BST)

WOMAN OF THE MATCH

Fran Kirby gets my vote. I think she turned the game around for England in the second half

FULL TIME England 2-1 Mexico

mexico football-390+1 mins GOAL England 2-1 MEXICO (Fabiola Ibarra)

Mexico punish England. A ball finds Corral on the right, she cuts into the box and shoots, which is spilled by Bardsley to Ibarra who fires home. Nervy end for England

90+1 mins

Four minutes of added time.

mexico89 mins – Mexico Sub

Ibarra replaces Ocampo.

87 mins

Mexico have the ball outside England’s box who can’t clear before Mayor has a weak shot easily saved by Bardsley.

England85 mins – England Sub

Alex Scott replaces Lucy Bronze.

85 mins

Robles’ right wing cross only just goes over the crossbar

England football-382 mins – GOAL ENGLAND 2-0 Mexico (Karen Carney)

Duggan goes down the left, passes to Greenwood on the edge of the box who curls a lovely ball to the far post where Carney heads past the keeper.

80 mins

Super from Kirby who picks the ball up on the left, cuts into the box and curls a shot towards the far post which Santiago superbly parries wide.

78 mins

Jade Moore’s cross is just over Kirby at the far post.

mexico77 mins – MEXICO SUB

Maria Sanchez replaces Cuellar.

76 mins

Duggan breaks into the box and into Aluko, and turns and shoots over.

72 mins

Duggan shoots from 20 yards but her effort is blocked bravely by Ruiz.

England football-370 mins – GOAL ENGLAND 1-0 Mexico (Fran Kirby)

It’s been coming. The ball ricochets to Kirby who breaks into the box, makes room and stabs the ball past the keeper and the ball hits the left post and rolls over the line.

69 mins

England have a free-kick from 35 yards, but Greenwood’s shot is straight at the keeper.

68 mins

England have a free-kick on the left, Williams goes for goal but misses the near post.

England66 mins – England Sub

Karen Carney replaces Jill Scott

66 mins – CLOSE

Mexico come close. Ocampo’s corner hits the crossbar and falls for Garciamendez who blasts over.

mexico yellow64 mins – YELLOW CARD

Garciamendez is booked booked for a foul on Bronze.

61 mins

Mexico fire a warning as Mayor picks up the ball on the right, cuts inside and her curled shot is saved by Bardsley

59 mins

Aluko had two great chances. She breaks into the box but from a narrow angle her shot is well saved. And then she makes room for herself, and her shot is well saved low down and the ball squirms just wide of the post.

56 mins

England have a free-kick on the right. Greenwood’s ball looks to have set up Bronze at the far post, but Houghton steals the chance and glances her header well wide.

55 mins

Corral picks up the ball on the left, turns and just shoots over.

54 mins – CLOSE

Fara Williams goes close as her shot from the edge of the box is deflected just wide by Rangel

England53 mins – ENGLAND SUB

Alex Greenwood replaces Claire Rafferty who has picked up a knock.

52 mins

England have a corner, but it is cleared.

47 mins

Nearly disaster from England. Karen Bardsley tries to clear, but it hits Houghton, bounces to Cuellar, but the keeper makes herself big to make the save.

SECOND HALF STARTS

mexicoHALF-TIME Mexico Sub

Valeria Miranda replaces Bianca Sierra.

HALF-TIME England 0-0 Mexico

44 mins – CLOSE

Aluko picks the ball up on the left, runs at the defence and then her shot smashes off the crossbar.

42 mins

England have the free-kick from the right. England take it but the whistle is blown as England take it too early. Then Williams’ ball is cleared.

41 mins

Good build-up play from England, and Moore shoots from 20 yards, but her shot doesn’t have the power to trouble the keeper.

39 mins

Nervous moment from England. Corral thinks she’s kept the ball in down the left wing, but the assistant flags for a throw-in. England stop and Corral keeps on going but eventually the referee notices the flag.

34 mins

Fara Willimas has a go from 40 yards and it only just goes over.

33 mins

Houghton’s lovely ball picks out Duggan on the left, she cuts inside and curls a shot to the near post which Santiago saves. England on top.

30 mins – Penalty appeal

England want a penalty. Aluko’s cross causes trouble, and the ball sets up nicely for Duggan whose overhead kick hits Robles’ arm – but it is by her side. Then Rafferty’s ball picks out Aluko who sets up Kirby, but her shot was straight at the keeper. Better from England.

27 mins

Better build up from England sees Kirby beat a couple of players, but her cross is poor and goes into the side-netting.

26 mins

Cuellar is picked out on the left, but is frustrated by clever defending from Houghton, and eventually she shoots over.

22 mins – CLOSE

Better from England. Determined play from Bronze down the right sees her get into a great position. She passes to Jill Scott, who in turn passes to Kirby, whose tame shot is saved. She was trying to curl it into the bottom corner, but didn’t get the required connection.

18 mins

Good play from Aluko sees her make room in the box, but her cross is claimed easily by Santiago.

17 mins

A long ball from Bronze picks out Jill Scott whose header glances well wide.

14 mins

Mexico have another free-kick. Sierra’s ball is nanother good one, it is cleared to Corral who shoots over. Then Cuellar has an effort go wide.

11 mins

Mexico have a 40 yard free-kick. Sierra’s delivery picks out Ocampo, but her header is an easy save.

8 mins

Mexico have a corner. It is cleared to Victoria Perez’ whose lobbed shot just goes over.

6 mins

Cuellar tries to make progress down the right, but Rafferty puts her body in the way and shepherds the ball out for a goal-kick.

3 mins

England have a free-kick from 35 yards, but Fara Williams’ delivery goes over everyone.

2 mins

Mexico break down the right through Robles, but her shot is blocked by Bassett.

Kick-Off

Mexico starts the first half.

England20:45 – England Team

(4-3-3) Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton (c), Laura Bassett, Claire Rafferty, Jill Scott, Fara Williams, Jade Moore, Toni Duggan, Eniola Aluko, Fran Kirby.

mexico20:45 – Mexico Team

(4-4-2) Cecilia Santiago, Kenti Robles, Bianca Sierra, Alina Garciamendez, Jennifer Ruiz, Nayeli Rangel, Monica Ocampo, Stephany Mayor, Veronica Perez, Charlyn Corral, Renae Cuellar.

20:45

Welcome to my live text coverage of England vs Mexico. After Colombia’s shock win over France, this is a must win for both teams. A Mexico win will all but knock England out of the World Cup.

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