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England Defeat Germany On Home Soil For The First Time To Win 2022 Arnold Clark Cup

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

England scored two late goals to beat Germany on home soil for the first time in their history and win the Arnold Clark Cup.

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Chelsea’s Fran Kirby and Millie Bright scored in the last 10 minutes at Molineux to give England a victory that saw them move above Spain at the top of the four-team table.

It ended a run of 26 games without a victory over Germany on English soil, with the Lionesses’ only previous win against their rivals coming in extra time of the 2015 World Cup third-place play-off.

It also ended a streak of nine matches without a win against opposition ranked inside the world’s top 10.

Germany, ranked third in the world, finish bottom of the table having suffered two defeats in their three matches.


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Ellen White opened the scoring for Sarina Wiegman’s side in the 15th minute before the Germans equalised via Lina Maghull’s 41st-minute goal.

Two late goals from Millie Bright and Fran Kirby sealed victory for England.

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Spain pipped Olympic Gold medalist, Canada 1-0 to finish in the second position behind England at the 2022 Arnold Clark Cup.

2021 Ballon d’Or and FIFA TheBest Women’s Player of the Year winner, Alexia Putellas of FC Barcelona scored the solitary goal for Spain in the 21st minute.

Spain finished level on points with winners, England (5 points apiece) but England won the 2022 Arnold Clark Cup on superior goal difference.

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