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Summary

  1. Fifa Women's World Cup Quarter-final
  2. Lloyd heads US ahead
  3. Lansdowne Stadium

Live Reporting

By Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

China 0-1 USA

It's all over and the USA have beaten China thanks to Carli Lloyd's 51st minute header.

They will now play European champions and world number one ranked side Germany in Montreal on Tuesday.

It was their 25 consecutive victory over China to take them into their seventh straight World Cup semi-final.

INJURY TIME

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Three minutes left in Ottawa.

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Christen Press surges into the box but shoots wide. Just minutes remaining and USA look likely to maintain their record of reaching every World Cup semi-final.

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Easily the biggest cheer of the night is for Abby Wambach who's just come on. #USA #USWNT #FIFAWWC

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A big reception for the USA's all-time top goal scorer Abby Wamnbach who comes on for Amy Rodriguez.

'Be the difference'

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#soccer fever from @NationalHarbor #Maryland #USA @ussoccer_wnt #USAvCHN #Ottawa #Canada @FIFAWWC #BeTheDifference

#soccer fever from @NationalHarbor #Maryland #USA @ussoccer_wnt #USAvCHN #Ottawa #Canada @FIFAWWC #BeTheDifference

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Last time the #USA played #CHN in 1999 #FIFAWWC Final it was a record crowd of 90,185!

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24,141 watching #USA v #CHN this evening. Not a sell out here in Ottawa but not far off. #FIFAWWC

SUBSTITUTION

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Alex Morgan is off for Heath O'Reilly.

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As it stands USA will play Germany in the semi-finals on Tuesday at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

That is of course unless China can get an equaliser in the next 10 minutes.

Lisis Wang has a go with a long rage free-kick but it is easy catching practice for Hope Solo.

SUBSTITUTION

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Final substitution for China.

Tang Jiali comes on for Han Peng.

HITS THE WOODWORK

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Ali Krieger's long range effort rattles the woodwork, the ball falls to Carli Lloyd but the USA captain is in an off-side position.

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China just edging possession for the first time in the match but they still look unlikely of grabbing an equaliser. Just over 20 minutes left.

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Jun Ma heads away Amy Rodriguez's goal bound shot before China try and attack on the break as they look for an equaliser but USA are quick to get back.

SUBSTITUTION

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Kelley O'Hara has been in the wars after she is caught by Fei Wang and left with a bleeding nose.

She is replaced shortly after by Christen Press.

SUBSTITUTION

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Fengyue Pang replaces Ruyin Tan.

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Carli Lloyd scores a much needed goal shortly after the break. That's woken up the crowd! #USA 1 - #CHN

GOAL

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Carli Lloyd celebrates
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Captain Carli Lloyd has put America into the lead with a towering header.

Julie Johnston lifts a cross into the box and LLoyd, in the centre of the box, manages to get above her marker to place a header into the bottom right corner.

USA's dominance in this match has finally paid off.

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Amy Rodriguez has a great opportunity to put the USA in front in the first minute of the second-half but her left foot shot from the edge of the area is well wide.

KICK-OFF

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The second-half is under way in Ottawa.

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Andrew: USA are almost pushing too hard, and need to be more clinical. China defended excellently, if they can counter quickly they could just nick a goal.

HALF-TIME

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Considering their dominance the USA should really be in front but China are hanging on in there.

HALF-TIME

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Lisi Wang has China's fourth shot of the match but that too is off target before Alex Morgan has her shot blocked.

Half-time at Lansdowne Stadium and the busiest player on the pitch is goalkeeper Fei Wang, who has now recovered from her earlier injury.

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Credit to China. Huge underdogs but hanging on in there and shown some adventure going forward. Well played #bbcfootball

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USA's dominance is highlighted by the average positions of their players which shows eight outfield players have based themselves firmly in China's half.

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USA have had 10 shots to China's three, but two of those were blocked and the other was blazed over the bar.

The Americans have completely dominated the first-half here in Ottawa.

CLOSE!

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USA Captain Carli Lloyd fires in a fantastic free-kick but Fei Wang manages to punch the shot away and seems to injure herself in the process.

SUBSTITUTION

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Early substitution for China.

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The injured midfielder Jianhui Lou comes off for Wang Shuang.

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Julie Johnstone then connects well with a corner but her header flashes over the bar.

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Wang makes a mess of dealing with Ali Krieger's cross and the ball falls to Julie Johnston who pokes the ball towards goal but it is cleared by Jianhi Lou.

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The winner of this match will play two-time World Cup winners Germany in the semi-final, who

beat France 5-4 on penalties in the earlier match.

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Alex Morgan has a chance from the centre of the box but her tame shot is straight at Fei Wang.

Tobin Heath then crosses for Kelly O'Hara but her diving header is wide.

USA still looking most likely to open the scoring here in Ottawa.

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China's Han Peng tries one from distance but her shot is far too high.

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USA still dominating the early proceedings in Ottawa and with 53.7% of possession.

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China yet to show much of an attacking threat.

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USA being afforded far too much space by the Chinese.

Alex Morgan attempts a left foot shot from the edge of the area but Fei Wang is watchful as she catches the ball.

Then Kelly O'Hara tries to chip it over the Chinese keeper but her shot is just over the bar.

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CLOSE!

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Almost a dream start for the USA.

Amy Rodriguez is put thorough and tries to chip the ball over goalkeeper Fei Wang but it's an awful miss as she places it well wide.

KICK-OFF

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The teams walk out at Lansdowne Stadium to chants of 'USA, USA.'

It is like a home match for the Americans.

Anthems being sung, it's nearly time for kick-off.