Women's World Cup - Quarter-Finals
China Women0USA Women1

China 0-1 USA

Two-time winners the United States beat China to reach the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup.

Captain Carli Lloyd scored the only goal in Ottawa with a towering header early in the second half.

It was the Americans' 25th consecutive victory over China and takes them into their seventh straight World Cup semi-final.

They will face Germany at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on Tuesday for a place in the final.

The victory at Lansdowne Stadium means the United States maintain their record of reaching a semi-final in every major tournament.

Despite missing suspended first-choice midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe, they totally dominated the first half.

But they wasted a host of chances before making the breakthrough shortly after half-time.

Lloyd, in the centre of the box, got above her marker to meet Julie Johnston's lofted cross and place a header into the bottom right corner.

China tried to push for an equaliser but it was the United States who came closest to scoring again - Ali Krieger hitting the post with a long-range effort in the final 20 minutes.

Germany, ranked number one in the world, beat France 5-4 on penalties in the day's other quarter-final.

USA women
The USA have conceded just one goal in five games at the World Cup

Line-ups

China Women

  • 12Wang
  • 5WuBooked at 50mins
  • 14Zhao
  • 6Li
  • 2Liu
  • 19TanSubstituted forPangat 58'minutes
  • 23Ren
  • 21Wang
  • 16LouSubstituted forWangat 35'minutes
  • 18HanSubstituted forTangat 75'minutes
  • 9Wang

Substitutes

  • 1Zhang
  • 3Pang
  • 4Li
  • 8Ma
  • 10Li
  • 11Wang
  • 13Tang
  • 15Lei
  • 17Gu
  • 20Zhang
  • 22Zhao

USA Women

  • 1Solo
  • 11Krieger
  • 19Ertz
  • 4Sauerbrunn
  • 22Klingenberg
  • 5O'HaraSubstituted forPressat 61'minutes
  • 14Brian
  • 10Lloyd
  • 17Heath
  • 8RodriguezSubstituted forWambachat 86'minutes
  • 13MorganSubstituted forO'Reillyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leroux
  • 3Pearce
  • 6Engen
  • 7Boxx
  • 9O'Reilly
  • 16Chalupny
  • 18Harris
  • 20Wambach
  • 21Naeher
  • 23Press
Referee:
Carina Vitulano
Attendance:
24,141

Match Stats

Home TeamChina WomenAway TeamUSA Women
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada Women31202115
2China Women31113304
3Netherlands Women31112204
4New Zealand Women302123-12

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women3210151147
2Norway Women32108267
3Thailand Women3102310-73
4Ivory Coast Women3003316-130

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Japan Women33004139
2Cameroon Women32019366
3Switzerland Women310211473
4Ecuador Women3003117-160

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA Women32104137
2Australia Women31114404
3Sweden Women30304403
4Nigeria Women301236-31

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil Women33004049
2South Korea Women311145-14
3Costa Rica Women302134-12
4Spain Women301224-21

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France Women32016246
2England Women32014316
3Colombia Women31114314
4Mexico Women301228-61
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