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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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  1. 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.

  2. INJURY TIME

    China 0-1 USA

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

  6. 'Be the difference'

    China 0-1 USA

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  9. SUBSTITUTION

    China 0-1 USA

    Alex Morgan is off for Heath O'Reilly.

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    China 0-1 USA

    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.

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    China 0-1 USA

    Final substitution for China.

    Tang Jiali comes on for Han Peng.

  12. HITS THE WOODWORK

    China 0-1 USA

    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.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    China 0-1 USA

    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.

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    China 0-1 USA

    Fengyue Pang replaces Ruyin Tan.

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  18. Donovan's debate

    China 0-1 USA

  19. GOAL

    China 0-1 USA - Carli Lloyd

    Carli Lloyd celebrates

    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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    China 0-0 USA

    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.

  21. KICK-OFF

    China 0-0 USA

    The second-half is under way in Ottawa.

  22. Text us on 81111

    China 0-0 USA

    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.

  23. HALF-TIME

    China 0-0 USA

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

  24. HALF-TIME

    China 0-0 USA

    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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    China 0-0 USA

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    Opta stats

    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.

  28. CLOSE!

    China 0-0 USA

    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.

  29. SUBSTITUTION

    China 0-0 USA

    Early substitution for China.

    China

    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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    China 0-0 USA

    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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    China 0-0 USA

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  38. CLOSE!

    China 0-0 USA

    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.

  39. KICK-OFF

    China 0-0 USA

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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.

  41. Second World Cup for Rampone?

    China v USA (00.30 BST)

    Christie Rampone

    The match will be poignant for USA substitute Christie Rampone.

    The 40-year-old defender who has won 307 caps since making her debut in 1997, was part of the World Cup winning squad in 1999.

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    Megan Rapinoe

    But there is hope for China.

    The USA are without the suspended midfield duo of Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday.

    Looking at their stats, it is a big loss for the USA.

    • The pair have combined to create 18 chances, only one fewer than the rest of their teammates combined.
    • Holiday's 293 touches and Rapinoe's 258 are the highest among their teammates.
    • Rapinoe has scored two goals so far, with one assist.
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    Here are a few more stats on the game:

    • China have never beaten the USA in a World Cup match.
    • The USA have never failed to reach the semi-final of a major tournament.
    • The USA kept a clean sheet in their last three games, and only conceded once, against Australia in their opening match.
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  45. LINE-UPS

    China v USA (00.30 BST)

    The teams are in at the Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa.

    China Ladies: Fei Wang, Wu, Rong Zhao, Dongna Li, Liu, Tan, Ren, Lisi Wang, Lou, Han, Shanshan Wang. Subs: Yue Zhang, Pang, Jiayue Li, Xu, Ma, Ying Li, Shuang Wang, Tang, Lei, Gu, Rui Zhang, Lina Zhao.

    USA Ladies: Solo, Krieger, Johnston, Sauerbrunn, Klingenberg, Brian, Lloyd, O'Hara, Heath, Rodriguez, Morgan. Subs: Harris, Leroux, Rampone, Engen, Boxx, O'Reilly, Chalupny, Wambach, Press, Naeher.

    Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)

  46. China out for revenge

    China v USA (00.30 BST)

    USA Women team celebrating winning the 1999 World Cup

    The Chinese won't have happy memories of the last time they met the USA at the Word Cup.

    In 1999 the USA beat China on penalties in the final to win the World Cup, in front of 90,185 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, a world record crowd for a women's football match.

    Will the Chinese get revenge tonight?

    Well the stats don't make pretty reading for the team ranked 16th in the world, 14 places below the USA. But anything can happen in the World Cup...