United States win Women's World Cup

07 Iul 2019 | by Greg Evans

The USA have won the 2019 Women's World Cup after a battling victory over the Netherlands in Lyon.

United States win Women's World Cup

Second half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle were enough to see the 2015 winners through to a win which sees them successfully defend the crown won in Canada four years ago.

The 2-0 win sees them lift the World Cup for a second time in a row and a fourth time in their history.

Dutch goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal produced an inspired player of the match performance to keep the US at bay in what was an even first half.

Rapinoe, a headline-maker on and off the field in this tournament, stroked home before Lavelle's fine run and finish sealed the win sparking jubilant scenes.