- OffRikako KobayashiJapan (W)
- OnNarumi MiuraJapan (W)
- 2nd Half
- 1st Half
Japan (W) - England (W)
Women's World Cup - 19 June 2019
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And Kobayashi is to be replaced by Narumi Miura
- OffKumi YokoyamaJapan (W)
- OnYuika SugasawaJapan (W)
Yokoyama off for Yuika Sugasawa
Double change for Japan coming up it seems.
SAVE AGAIN! Bronze gets forward for the first time this half and crosses for Duggan, who hits it on the volley only for Yamashita to make another phenomenal stop.
More poor possession play by England. This time it is Bardsley, but Nakajima's poor effort sums up Japan in front of goal tonight.
Demi Stokes loses the ball for England, who are struggling to deal with Japan when they're on the ball. They've been sloppy in the last few minutes.
Sugita breaks through midfield for Japan and feeds Iwabuchi, who tries to take on Bronze. But the England defender stays calm and wins the ball.
Stanway shoots from distance and wins a corner, from which Bright heads tamely on target.
Jill Scott pulls wide and crosses looking for White, but Japan clear again. Lovely interplay by England.
Second half kicks off! No chances for either side so far.
HALF TIME! Ellen White's goal is the difference, but Japan are looking good at the other end.
We're into a minute of stoppage time here.
Yokoyama gets in again, just outside the box, but shoots wide tamely. If she gets just one on target ewith power, it could be dangerous, England need to keep an eye on her.
Both sides playing good stuff and it is open here, but there aren't many chances to speak of. Eight minutes until the break, England lead 1-0.
CHANCE! Walsh picks out Daly, who gets in behind and forces another great save from Yamashita. Duggan strikes wide from the resulting corner.
Meanehile, at the other end England push on through Scott, but her cross is poor and the attack breaks down. It may be a cliche, but the second goal is crucial here!
Emi Nakajima has been lively for Japan so far, pressing well against Keira Walsh. Yokoyama has a strike from distance, but it doesn't trouble Bardsley.
Japan enjoying some possession right now, having just seen a corner cleared. England are still in control but have just lost possession in midfield. They need a second goal.
Here is Ellen White's opener for England. Huge goal!
Apologies for the earlier technical issues that meant we couldn't digest this one. England are well placed already to avenge their semi final defeat four years ago.
CHANCE! Stanway strikes from distance after the corner is cleared. Yamashita reacts brilliantly again!
Jill Scott takes a shot from distance, great save by Yamashita. Corner England.
- GoalEllen WhiteEngland (W)
GOOOOAAALLL!! England lead 1-0 through Ellen White after Stanway's through ball, that should settle some nerves.
Decent start to this game as Georgia Stanway takes a shot and wins a corner. Japan making some defensive errors so far.
SAVE! Karen Bardsley makes a stunning save from Yokoyama's driven free kick. Superb effort.
CHANCE! Japan find some space outside the England box with Kumi Yokoyama. but she fires over.
Slight chance for England through Rachel Daly, in for Nikita Parris, who crossed looking for Jill Scott but Japan clear. Positive start for the Lionesses.
Here we go then! Can England maintaain their 100% record and secure top spot?
Here is how England line up. A few changes, including a return from injury for Toni Duggan.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of England vs Japan in the Women's World Cup. Kick off imminent after some technical difficulties.