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USA Win The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

Jack Kenmare

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USA Win The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

United States have beaten Netherlands in the 2019 Women's World Cup final.

Jill Ellis' side struggled to break down their resilient opponents in the first half, but goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle sealed a historic win at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

It was a tough start for the US.

Netherlands goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal pulled off a number of fantastic saves in the first half, denying Alex Morgan twice in the space of minutes.

The 29-year-old recorded four saves in the first half, a joint-personal record in a single game this tournament.

But she couldn't stop a 61st minute penalty from captain Megan Rapinoe, who converted from the spot after a high foot on Alex Morgan went to VAR.

It was Rapinoe's 50th goal for her country.

The US went on to dominate play, applying a high press throughout the second half, a tactic the Netherlands struggled to deal with.

Sarina Wiegman's side did have their chances but Rose Lavelle's left footed strike in the 68th minute put the game to bed.

It was a deserved goal from the 24-year-old midfielder, who has arguably been the Unites States' best player this summer.

The US were rarely troubled in the final minutes of the game, a regular trend in this World Cup tournament.

Topics: Football News, Football, Netherlands, World Cup, USA

Jack Kenmare
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