England women team return to winning ways as they defeated Mexico in their second group game of the world cup which puts them in good position to qualify for next knockout stage.
England scored in 71st minute when Kirby made it 1-0 for England was was followed by another goal from Karen Carney to put England 2-0 up with just 8 minutes go. But England women team made life harder for themseves in the last few minutes when a goal in 90th minute from Fabiola Ibarra made the injury time difficult for England.
England 2-1 Mexico – Match Highlights
[ FIFA Women World Cup 2015 ]
71′ 1 – 0 Francesca Kirby
82′ 2 – 0 Karen Carney
90′ 2 – 1 Fabiola Ibarra
England vs Mexico – Group F
FIFA Women World Cup 2015
Time: 17:00 local – 21:00 Uk
Channels: BBC three, FoxSports1, EuroSport2
Short Match Preview: England needs a win against Mexico in order to get through the group stages when both teams meet tonight in Moncton Stadium, Moncton. England are currently sitting bottom of F and will need to get three points against Mexico who are a tough nut to crack. Mexico drew 1-1 against Colombia in their opening fixture a win for Mexico combined with France beating Colombia will put England’s chances of qualifying to knockout stages at massive risk.
England women team manager Mark Sampson, says that he is developing a mentality in english women team where winning is more important than entertaining. According to him women football in England has not flourished as much as in countries like USA and Canada to do that England needs to perform great in ongoing world cup 2015.
Last time the both teams meet in world cup was back in germany in 2011 world cup where Mexico held England to a 1-1 draw even though England had much more share of the ball. The match will be played at Moncton Stadium on saturday evening at around 17:00 local time while BBC three will have the live coverage of the game in United Kingdom at 21:00 uk time which will also be available online through BBC website.