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A 70th-minute strike by England's Rachel Yankey was all that separated the two teams.

A lone second-half goal was all that either side could muster as England defeated Canada 1-0 in the Cyprus Cup final on Wednesday.

Rachel Yankey struck in the 70th minute to give England the lead and, ultimately, the victory. Canada could not find an equalizer despite lining up in a three-forward formation that included all-time leading scorer Christine Sinclair.

"England were the better team tonight - give them credit," Canadian head coach John Herdman told "We will have another opportunity against them next month in England."

The Canadians will next be in action against France in Nice on Apr. 4, before travelling to Rotherham, England, to face the English on Apr. 7.