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England v Argentina Live Commentary, 14/06/2019

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J. Taylor (61)
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England now face Japan in the final group game, a match that will decide who will finish top of the group. Argentina still have a chance of going through as well, they face Scotland on Wednesday.
England clinch three points with a 1-0 victory over Argentina and secure their place in the knockout stages. They dominated the game and had numerous chances to score before Taylor finally managed to get the breakthrough goal on 61 minutes. It came after a quick counter-attack, catching Argentina out at the back, with Scott and Kirby linking up well, before slotting it through to Mead who drilled it across to Taylor, who made no mistake with the finish from close range. They could've and should've scored more goals, but Correa in the Argentina goal was in excellent form, making numerous saves to deny England a more comfortable victory.
90' + 2' England are trying to see out the rest of the game now, just keeping it in the Argentina half and stretching the backline with balls over the top for Daly and Taylor.
Y. Oviedo
S. Jaimes
90' Argentina now with their final change of the game, with Sole Jaimes replaced by Oviedo.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time played.
K. Carney
F. Kirby
89' Third and final England substitution, with Kirby coming off and she is replaced by Carney.
R. Daly
N. Parris
87' Late England change now, with Parris replaced by Daly.
86' Just a few minutes left to play here, can Argentina push forward and score a late equaliser? Or, will England manage to score another and clinch the win.
84' The free-kick is taken short to Kirby, who whips the ball into the box but Argentina head it clear.
83' Parris is starting to get more joy down the right wing now, constantly beating her marker and she has just won England another free-kick. Stanway to take it...
G. Stanway
B. Mead
81' England have made their first substitution now, with Mead coming off and she has been replaced by Stanway.
79' England have slowed their game down now, not playing with as much intensity as they did before the goal. It looks like one goal might be enough to win it for England.
V. Santana
L. Benítez
77' Another Argentina change now, with Benitez heading off the pitch and she has been replaced by Santana.
74' England are just starting to give the ball away a little bit too easily, some sloppy passes that are handing the ball straight back to Argentina.
72' CLOSE! That should've been a second England goal! Greenwood whips a lovely ball into the box, straight onto the head of Scott who was completely unmarked, but she powers her header over the bar and it lands on top of the net.
71' Taylor has scored her first goal for England since April 2018 in a World Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina, 430 days ago.
A. Barroso
Yellow Card
69' Basualdo is booked after a late challenge on Moore and then her protests to the referee afterwards.
M. Larroquette
E. Banini
68' Argentina make their first substitution of the game, with Banini coming off and she has been replaced by Larroquette.
67' Another England goal would surely wrap up the three points and secure their place in the knockout stages of the tournament.
65' Not too far away! Scott rises highest at a corner, but she powers the ball over the crossbar. Another great cross into the box by Mead.
63' Argentina might have to come out of their shell more now if they are to get back into the game. England are pressing forward in search of a quick second goal.
B. Mead
61' Brilliant counter by England and Mead played a beautiful ball across the goal for Taylor, to just run onto and fire into the back of the net.
J. Taylor
61' GOOOAAALLL! England lead 1-0! They've finally got the breakthrough goal with Taylor scoring from close range after a superb counter-attack. Argentina broke away themselves at the other end of the pitch, but England dealt with it well and sprinted forward in numbers. The ball was sprayed out wide to Mead down the left, who drills a low cross into the box, which Taylor taps into the back of the net. No chance for the keeper.
60' Still no changes for either side as we pass the hour mark of the game, with quite a few Argentina players looking tired now.
58' Argentina haven't offered anything in attack so far in this second half, with Houghton and McManus sat on the halfway line just starting attacks.
56' ENGLAND CHANCE! Taylor with a great opportunity from a header just a couple of yards out, but she powers her header straight at Correa. Either side of the keeper and that would've been a goal.
55' Last time out versus Scotland, Scott made her 15th appearance at the Women’s World Cup, more than any other England player. If she scores in this match, she’ll become just the second England player to net in three different editions of the WWC after Fara Williams.
53' Argentina are taking their time on the ball, slowing the pace down when they can at throw-ins and set pieces. It looks like England might be about to make their first changes of the game, trying to freshen it up in attack.
51' GREAT SAVE! Correa with another superb stop to deny England. Greenwood whipped the ball into the box from the free-kick and it bounced around the box dangerously, before Parris lashes a shot at goal through a crowd of players, but Correa makes a great reaction stop.
50' Greenwood is clattered to the ground down the left wing after a good overlapping run from the left-back. England free-kick in a good position.
48' England are dominating possession once again, with Argentina sitting deep and letting them come forward with the ball. Parris whips a superb cross into the box from the right, but it flies all the way across the goal and out of play as Mead came into the middle to try and get onto it.
46' The second half is underway!
Argentina started to double up on the two England wingers, with Parris and Mead unable to get on the ball as often they would like, forcing England to play through the middle of the pitch. It will be interesting to see if Argentina can keep up this pressure for the rest of the game.
England have dominated the first half and had the best chances of the game, but Argentina have defended well and Correa has made some excellent saves. Parris saw her penalty saved by Correa, a great save to push the ball onto the post. Arguably the best opportunity in open play was a stop with her feet to deny Mead after she was through on goal with just the keeper to beat. Argentina are sitting deep, slowing the pace down and making it difficult for England and frustrating them.
J. Moore
Yellow Card
45' + 2' Moore is the first England player to be booked after she drags Sole Jaimes down as she tries to break forward on the counter.
45' There will be a minimum of two minutes of added time played.
43' Good link-up play between Taylor and Kirby, with Taylor dropping deep and holding the ball up well and she chips a ball over the top to Kirby, but there is slightly too much pace on it and Correa comes out and gathers the ball.
41' GREAT CHANCE! Mead with a superb opportunity to open the scoring for England after she sprints through on goal and only has the keeper to beat, she drills the ball towards the bottom corner, but Correa makes a superb save with her feet.
40' CLOSE! Mead whips a free-kick into the box, it's a low ball towards Scott, who turns it goalwards and Taylor tries to poke it home, but she doesn't move her feet quick enough and Argentina manage to clear the danger.
A. Cometti
Yellow Card
39' Cometti is shown the first yellow card of the game after she dives into a challenge with Bronze. It's a cynical tackle, just stopping Bronze from breaking into the box.
38' Decent effort! Scott with a shot from the edge of the penalty area after Kirby lays it into her path. However, she fires the ball high over the bar.
36' Taylor hasn't been able to get on the ball much in this first half, she is being well marked by the Argentina centre-backs and is having to drop deep in order to get a touch.
34' Argentina look pretty comfortable at the moment, they are defending well and look fairly comfortable at the back. England need to up the pace of their game.
32' England are continuing to press forward in search of the opening goal, they are trying to not let that penalty miss affect them.
30' England have won each of their last three World Cup group stage matches by the same scoreline of 2-1. The Lionesses will be looking to win four successive such games for the very first time.
N. Parris
Penalty Miss
28' MISSED! Parris steps up to take the penalty, just as she did against Scotland in the last match. She sends her penalty the other way and Correa makes a great save to deny her the opening goal of the game.
V. Correa
Penalty Save
28' GREAT SAVE! Correa guesses correctly and makes a superb stop to deny Parris, pushing the ball onto the post and out wide. It was a good height for the keeper, but she still had to get a strong hand to it. Taylor then gets to the rebound, but she fires the ball wide of the goal from close range.
27' ENGLAND PENALTY! No complaints from Argentina as Greenwood is tripped by Bravo, she slides into the tackle and doesn't get the ball. It starts from a great long ball by Houghton across the pitch to Mead, who just manages to keep it in play, then plays it to Greenwood on the overlap.
25' England's good spell of pressue comes to an end as Mead is caught offside following a corner, but they are winning the ball straight back and trying to keep the pressure up.
24' CLOSE! Good free-kick routine, taking the set piece short and then working it back out to Kirby who managed to get in-behind, she heads the ball back across goal and Argentina just about manage to scramble the ball wide of the post. The resulting corner is also taken short and Moore fires a shot towards goal from the edge of the box, but it's deflected out wide.
23' Mead is tripped deep down the left wing, with Argentina starting to double up on her to prevent another driving run into the box. Free-kick to England.
22' First opportunity for Argentina after a deep free-kick into the England penalty area, which Bravo flicks on, but it's straight into the arms of Telford.
20' England just can't find a way through the Argentina defence at the moment, with their opponents sitting back in their defensive formation and not allowing any space in-behind.
18' Good break! Argentina lose the ball in a dangerous position and Bronze starts the counter-attack. Scott is played through on goal down the right and she tries to square the ball back to a team-mate, with Kirby and Taylor both waiting for the ball. However, the cross takes a deflection and Correa gathers.
16' Over! Houghton goes for goal, but she puts too much power behind it and the ball flies high over the crossbar.
15' Free-kick to England in a good position, perhaps a shooting opportunity with Houghton standing over the ball around 30 yards out.
13' Good effort! Excellent cross into the box by Bronze, straight onto the head of Scott who powers a header towards goal, but it's straight at Correa, who makes a comfortable save.
11' England have won both of their Women’s World Cup matches versus South American opposition, beating Argentina 6-1 in 2007 and Colombia 2-1 in 2015.
9' Mead does really well down the left wing, uses her pace to beat two Argentina defenders and get all the way to the byline, but she then gets the ball stuck under her feet and mistimes the cross. It goes out for a goal-kick.
7' Argentina are camped inside their own half at the moment, getting everyone back behind the ball and preventing England from having any time or space in the final third.
5' Bronze is down again after a collision with Bravo midway into the Argentina half of the pitch. The right-back is back on her feet, but is limping.
3' England are dominating the early few minutes, keeping the ball well and looking to get forward down the right wing with Bronze and Parris.
1' CLOSE! England with a chance in the opening minute of the game! Bronze gets forward and meets a cross at the near post, but she powers her header just wide of the post. The right-back looks to have picked up a knock as well, but she should be fine to continue.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out on the pitch and the anthems are underway, kick-off is just a few minutes away. Stay tuned for all of the match action!
There is just one change to the Argentina starting XI, who will start in a 4-5-1 formation tonight, with Sachs replacing Gomez at right-back.
Phil Neville makes four changes to his England side, with Telford replacing Bardsley in goal. Meanwhile, McManus replaces Bright in defence, who went off with a knock against Scotland. Moore and Taylor replace Walsh and White. Toni Duggan is absent from the squad again with a thigh problem, she also sat out the game against Scotland.
ARGENTINA SUBS: Mariela Coronel, Milagros Menendez, Virginia Gomez, Maria Belen Potassa, Vanesa Santana, Dalila Ippolito, Natalie Juncos, Gabriela Chavez, Gabriela Garton, Mariana Larroquette, Solana Pereyra, Yael Oviedo.
ARGENTINA (4-5-1): Vanina Correa; Adriana Sachs, Agustina Barroso, Aldana Cometti, Eilana Stabile; Estefania Banini, Linda Bravo, Miriam Mayorga, Lorena Benitez, Flor Bonsegundo; Sole Jaimes.
ENGLAND SUBS: Mary Earps, Keira Walsh, Millie Bright, Leah Williamson, Karen Carney, Georgia Stanway, Lucy Staniforth, Ellen White, Karen Bardsley, Demi Stokes, Rachel Daly.
ENGLAND (4-2-3-1): Carly Telford; Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Abbie McManus, Alex Greenwood; Jade Moore, Jill Scott; Nikita Parris, Fran Kirby, Beth Mead; Jodie Taylor.
Argentina picked up their first ever World Cup point on Monday with a 0-0 draw against Japan. England v Argentina is always an interesting game due to the rivalry between the two countries, but 34 places separate the two sides in the FIFA world rankings.
England would move back to the top of Group D with victory over Argentina and secure their passage to the knockout stages, after Japan beat Scotland 2-1 earlier today. The Lionesses beat Scotland 2-1 in their opening game, with Nikita Parris and Ellen White scoring in the first half, but there was plenty to work on after the game.
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