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Falconets beat England to advance

14 August 2014, 10:44Israel Ojoko

Ottawa – The Falconets came from a goal down to beat England 2-1 and advance to the quarter final of the 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

With the latest win, the Falconets now place top in Group C with seven points.

The journey to quarter final started with a draw against Mexico and a 2-1 win over Korea Republic.

The goals of the match came through Loveth Ayinla in the 24th minutes and Asisat oshoala who scored the decisive goal through a penalty kick.

The English side had opened scoring four minutes into the match through Parris Nikita.

Also read: Falconets: We remain focused

The Falconets then put on a fearless fighting approach which gave them their first goal before both teams went on half time on level terms.

The Nigerian girls fought hard in an attempt to find a route back in the game after the break, in the process referee Qin Liang awarded a penalty in favour of England.

The Nigerian team and supporters at the Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton were surprised, but when the kick went over the bar, a collective celebration went up in the stadium.

When Nigeria got a penalty in the 54th minutes, Asisat Oshoala's kick turned out to be the fatal blow that sent England parking and Nigeria celebrating a sail to quarter finals.

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