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 Women

  • 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 Women

  • 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 TeamAustralia WomenAway TeamNigeria Women
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 12th June 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada Women21101014
2China Women21011103
3Netherlands Women21011103
4New Zealand Women201101-11

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women2110111104
2Norway Women21105144
3Thailand Women210136-33
4Ivory Coast Women2002213-110

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon Women11006063
2Japan Women11001013
3Switzerland Women100101-10
4Ecuador Women100106-60

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA Women11003123
2Australia Women21013303
3Sweden Women10103301
4Nigeria Women201135-21

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil Women11002023
2Costa Rica Women10101101
3Spain Women10101101
4South Korea Women100102-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France Women11001013
2Colombia Women10101101
3Mexico Women10101101
4England Women100101-10
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