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England draws Germany 2-2 in SheBelieves Cup Action

It was a wide open game with a number of chances, but neither Germany nor England could grind out a win, finishing the match out in a 2-2 draw courtesy of a goal from Hasret Kayikci, a brace from Ellen White, and an unfortunate own goal from Millie Bright.

The match started with equal ball movement, but the scoring started in the 17th minute when a wave of German pressure ended up in a scrum in front of the England goal that had a number of blocked shots, and the ball finally fell to Kayikci, who lasered the ball into the back of the net from close range.

Germany’s 1-0 lead barely lasted a minute however, when in the 19th minute Ellen White took a pass from Fara Williams and got a deflected shot past German keeper Almuth Schult to pull England equal 1-1.

The 1-1 scoreline would hold until after the halftime break, when Germany got a lucky break in the 51st minute. After a blocked shot in front of the England goal, a miscommunication between Siobhan Chamberlain and her defense allowed the ball to fall to Lina Magull, who’s shot deflected off the retreating Chamberlain into the legs of Millie Bright, who sent the ball into her own net to put Germany up 2-1.

It looked like Germany might be able to get their tournament back on track with the win until the 73rd minute, when a long pass from Demi Stokes found a streaking White in plenty of space behind the German backline, and White didn’t miss from close range. Despite a late flurry of activity, the match would end 2-2.

Germany will look to finish their tournament on a high note against France in Orlando on Wednesday, and England have a chance to come out on top with either a win or a draw against the United States.


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