England have received their first Ladies’s World Cup match with a 1-0 victory over Haiti in Brisbane.
It took 29 minutes for Georgia Stanway to push the Lionesses into the lead with a retaken penalty – aiming the ball low into the left nook of the web.
England appeared dominant from the beginning, with Alessia Russo working rings across the defence to take an early likelihood after 5 minutes.
There was additionally an opportunity with a penalty after 18 minutes when Haitian participant Dayana Pierre-Louis was given a yellow card for a foul within the space.
Russo nearly landed a header after 20 minutes.
The primary half turned on two penalties after a handball, with the primary replayed after VAR dominated the Haitian goalkeeper got here off the road.
England saved up the stress within the second half however had been unable to safe a second purpose.
Haiti got here tantalisingly near scoring within the 81st minute, however England goalkeeper Mary Earps made a surprising cease together with her toes to dam the try.
The percentages had been stacked in opposition to Haiti’s Les Grenadieres, who’re 49 locations behind England within the world rankings.