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Live Reporting

Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

  1. White scores late winner for England against Japan

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    That's all from me today.

    England left it late but Ellen White got the goal again for a much needed win. Scroll down for highlights and reaction and click here for Emma Sanders' full match report.

    The second game of the day in the SheBelieves Cup starts at 21:00 GMT. You can watch USA v Spain here.

    We'll be back on Wednesday for England v Spain to see if the Lionesses can make it two wins from three.

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  2. 'Six points would be a fantastic return'

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    More from Phil Neville: "A win against Spain in our final match would give us six points and I think six points at the SheBelieves Cup would be a fantastic return. It would show we are competitive at this level and that's the challenge over the next few days."

  3. 'I'm delighted to contribute'

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    Ellen White speaking to BBC Four: "We changed the squad a little bit but I thought the players who started the game and finished the game did a brilliant job.

    "We wanted to put in a positive performance after the USA defeat and I thought we played with grit and determination.

    "I'm delighted to contribute any way I can for England. I love this stadium, I love playing here in the USA and we are delighted to have built up this momentum going into the Spain game.

    On her injury problems: "I feel like I'm over the injuries. When I came back against Germany I felt a lot better.

    "I love playing for England. It's always a dream for me to play for my country and contribute any way I can. I'm delighted to get on the scoresheet but first and foremost it's about a clean sheet and a win for us."

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    Will we ever get tired of seeing this celebration?

    Ellen White
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    Laura Bassett

    Former England defender on BBC Four

    Beth England and Ellen White are at different stages of their careers, so to compare them would be wrong, but to play them together would be fantastic.

    We changed personnel rather than a formation change, possibly we could have played two up front to give England a different outlook.

    It was more like player for exactly the same player.

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    Mark Summers: Not a classic but good fun to watch. Well done Lionesses! England need to be more clinical though.

  7. 'It was a 4-0 game'

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    Phil Neville on England's missed chances: "The frustration was that is was a 4-0 game. By half-time we should have been 3-0 up. We weren't and the longer the game went on I thought we might get frustrated and allow them to get back into it. But our control and patience was brilliant and I'm proud of their performances."

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  8. Post update

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    England's next game comes against Spain on Wednesday, their final game of the SheBelieves Cup.

    They'll need results to go their way but the Lionesses can still successfully defend their title.

    Spain will be a tougher test. They beat Japan 3-1. Kick-off is at 21:15 GMT on Wednesday.

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    In the end it was Ellen White's 83rd-minute goal that won the game. England were still not fluent, although they did have some decent first-half opportunities...

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    More from Phil Neville: "We feel there is a real spirit building within the camp. A real togetherness comes from winning. Winning is the most important thing about top-level sport, so the happiness within the squad and the togetherness really pleased me, as well as being relentless to go right to the very end."

  11. 'White one of the best strikers in the world'

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    England manager Phil Neville speaking to BBC Four: "I thought Beth England was fantastic in the first half. In the second she tired a bit but could have had a goal herself.

    "What has been disrespectful over the last days has been the lack of respect shown to Ellen White, for what she has achieved over the last eight months. She is one of the best strikers in the world. I think she has set the bar really high for everybody else to challenge her."

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    It's interesting that Phil Neville had a little pop at someone there. Not sure exactly who he was referring to.

    Ellen White was the star at the World Cup last year but many have suggested Bethany England should have started more of England's recent games, following her fine form for Chelsea.

    White showed what she can do again today.

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    Phil Neville says there has been a "lack of respect" for Ellen White in the last couple weeks.

    He says she is one of the best strikers in the world.

    Full quotes coming soon.

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    Laura Bassett

    Former England defender on BBC Four

    That goal is why Ellen White has to start in an England team. For me she has to start in international football.

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    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Four

    I wasn't blown away but there were spells of football from England I was really pleased with. Some of the attacking pay in the first half excited me, seeing some of the young players come in and take their league form into international duty. And when we did see some of the tried and trusted players come on in the second half, ultimately it was that clinical finish that edged it for England.

  16. Watch: White's winner for Lionesses

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    England were given a big helping hand by the Japan defence but when it matter Ellen White was clinical...

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    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Four

    Ellen White came on and made a difference. Fantastic finish. A win is a win. The big game is against Spain. We will see how they play against them, but they pressed well and got the goal they needed.

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    It wasn't a classic or a particularly impressive performance but a win is a win.

    England have their first victory of this year's SheBelieves Cup.

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    England 1-0 Japan

    A much needed win for the Lionesses!

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    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Four

    After a long-term injury it is going to take time for Jordan Nobbs to get back to the levels she was at. But I thought it was an excellent performance today and good to have her back.