Women's World Cup - Group D
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Australia Women 2-0 Nigeria Women

Kyah Simon scored twice as Australia kept their Women's World Cup Group D hopes alive by beating Nigeria.

The Matildas, who lost their opener 3-1 to the USA, led when Lisa De Vanna picked out Simon after a brilliant dribble and the striker clipped her shot over keeper Precious Dede.

Unmarked Simon sealed the win in Winnipeg when she converted Sam Kerr's ball over the top from close range.

Laura Alleway hit the crossbar late on as Australia dominated.

Nigeria are on one point after their 3-3 draw with Sweden on Monday.

Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala, the first BBC Women's Footballer of the Year, was unable to inspire her country and fired wide with a close-range shot at the far post at 1-0.

Substitute Ugo Njoku was lucky to avoid a red card when she elbowed Kerr in the face.

There was confusion when referee Stephanie Frappart blew the final whistle one minute into stoppage time, despite the board indicating there would be four times as much.

Both coaches looked uncertain whether the game was over, but both sets of players shook hands and came off the pitch.

Line-ups

Australia

  • 1Williams
  • 9Foord
  • 5Alleway
  • 14Kennedy
  • 7Catley
  • 10van Egmond
  • 8Kellond-Knight
  • 19GorrySubstituted forButtat 62'minutes
  • 11De Vanna
  • 17SimonSubstituted forHeymanat 87'minutes
  • 20Kerr

Substitutes

  • 2Crummer
  • 3Sykes
  • 4Polkinghorne
  • 6Uzunlar
  • 12Khamis
  • 13Butt
  • 15Polias
  • 16Raso
  • 18Barbieri
  • 21Arnold
  • 22Bolger
  • 23Heyman

Nigeria

  • 1Dede
  • 3OhaleSubstituted forNjokuat 52'minutes
  • 6ChukwunonyeBooked at 60mins
  • 5Ebi
  • 23Ebere
  • 8OshoalaSubstituted forDikeat 84'minutes
  • 14NwabuokuBooked at 42mins
  • 12Ayinde
  • 13Okobi
  • 17Ordega
  • 9OparanozieSubstituted forNkwochaat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Edoho
  • 4Nkwocha
  • 7Sunday
  • 10Dike
  • 11Umotong
  • 15Njoku
  • 16Whyte
  • 18Ayila
  • 19Ohadugha
  • 20Nku
  • 21Ohiaeriaku
  • 22Nnodim
Referee:
Stéphanie Frappart
Attendance:
32,716

Match Stats

Home TeamAustraliaAway TeamNigeria
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away19

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada21101014
2China21011103
3Netherlands21011103
4New Zealand201101-11

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany2110111104
2Norway21105144
3Thailand210136-33
4Ivory Coast2002213-110

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon11006063
2Japan11001013
3Switzerland100101-10
4Ecuador100106-60

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA11003123
2Australia21013303
3Sweden10103301
4Nigeria201135-21

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil11002023
2Costa Rica10101101
3Spain10101101
4South Korea100102-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France11001013
2Colombia10101101
3Mexico10101101
4England100101-10
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