USA beat Netherlands to win Women’s World Cup

The United States have beaten the Netherlands 2-0 to win the Women’s World Cup in France.

Second half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle ensured victory for the American team who produced a dominant display at the Stade de Lyon.

It is the USA’s fourth Women’s World Cup win and gives them back-to-back titles following their victory at the 2015 tournament in Canada.

Captain Rapinoe converted a penalty in the 61st minute after a decision by the video assistant referee (VAR) ruled striker Alex Morgan had been fouled.

Rapinoe’s goal saw her finish alongside team-mate Morgan and England’s Ellen White as the tournament’s joint top-scorer with six goals.

After the match, manager Jill Ellis said: “This is an amazing group of players but an even better group of people.

“They made history.

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“It’s unbelievable.”

Rapinoe said: “It’s surreal. I don’t know how to feel right now. It’s ridiculous.

“We’ll do anything to win.”

USA have become the second team to win the competition twice in a row, matching the feat of 2003 and 2007 champions Germany.

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Source: SKY NEWS

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