USA register record win in Women's World Cup

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Update: 2019-06-12
USA register record win in Women's World Cup
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DHAKA: The United States recorded the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup as they crushed Thailand 13-0.

The 2015 winners were 3-0 up at half-time, scored four times in 10 minutes in the second half and then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes.

Alex Morgan scored five times for the United States with two goals apiece for Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis.

Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored to beat Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina.

The United States' previous biggest win in the tournament was a 7-0 success over Chinese Taipei in 1991, while Germany's thrashing of Argentina came in 2007.

"You want your forwards hot in a tournament and it's a great start, especially for Morgan. Hopefully she carries it on through the finals," said USA head coach Jill Ellis.

Morgan's five goals mean she has more goals than any other team has scored at the World Cup so far - with France's 4-0 win against South Korea in the opening game the biggest margin of victory until now.

Source: BBC

BDST: 1655 HRS, JUN 12, 2019

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