Champions Trophy Hockey: England beat China to finish fifth

Laura Unsworth
Unsworth was part of the British team that won bronze at the London Olympic Games in 2012

England beat China 3-2 in a penalty shootout to finish fifth in the Champions Trophy in Argentina.

Shona McCallin's first international goal, following good work by Sophie Bray and Susannah Townsend, gave England a 1-0 half-time lead.

However, China levelled through Cui Qiuxia's close-range effort.

Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch made three saves in the shootout which went to sudden death, and Laura Unsworth slapped the winner into the corner.

Unsworth and Joie Leigh were England's only scorers out of five in the shootout as China's goalkeeper also made three saves to force the sudden death conclusion.

However, Hinch saved Peng Yang's effort before Unsworth tucked her shot away to win the match.

Hosts Argentina beat Australia 3-1 in a shootout to win the tournament.

England's results
England 1-2 Australia
England 1-1 Germany
England 1-2 Argentina
England 1-3 New Zealand
England 3-1 Japan
England 1-1 China (England win 3-2 on penalties to finish fifth)

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