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  • Updated: August 20, 2023

Spain Edge Past England To Win Women's World Cup

Spain Edge Past England To Win Women's World Cup

Spain made history by winning their first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup after edging past England 1-0 in Sydney on Sunday.

Olga Carmona scored the only goal of the match to hand La Roja a well-deserved victory.

The Lionesses started brightly and nearly opened the scoring when Lauren Hemp's curling effort from 15 yards beat the outstretched hands of Catalina Coll before hitting the crossbar.

Spain soon grew into the game and imposed their quality to keep England at bay.

Their first sight at goal came through a rapid burst forward that ended up with Alba Redondo shooting at goalkeeper Mary Earps.

The attempt proved to be a precursor to the opener as Spain exposed the spaces left by England's attacking full-backs and took their chance when Lucy Bronze lost the ball in the centre circle.

Bronze's error allowed Carmona to race forward and finish with devastating precision from Mariona Caldentey's through ball.

In response, the Lionesses threw bodies forward to draw level and spark a comeback win like they did against Spain in the Euro 2022 quarter-final, but La Roja repelled every attack launched at them.

Spain later had a golden chance to double their lead and put the game to bed after Keira Walsh handled in the box but all-time leading scorer Jennifer Hermoso failed to convert from 12 yards.

There was one last opportunity for England to draw level through substitute Lauren James in the closing stages, but Coll pulled off a fingertip save to deny the Chelsea forward.

With 13 minutes of added on time, Spain held their nerves for a historic win which sparked jubilant scenes among their supporters at full time. 

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