USA 3-0 CHILE, as it happened: Carli Lloyd makes history with brace, reserve players bring out ace game

Follow live score and updates from the Women's World Cup Group F fixture between USA and Chile.

USA vs Chile

Carli Llyod scored her 112th international goal and gave USA a 1-0 lead over Chile in the first half.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019.

I'm Lavanya. Welcome back to our LIVE coverage of the Women's World Cup.

All the action concentrates in Group F today, after that 13-0 route of Thailand, United States comes into what looks like a cakewalk for the defending champion. Chile will not give in so easily though, having shown its brilliant defense capacities earlier. It promises to be a great game. If you're bored of all the cricket that's going around, what with the cloudburst that is the India vs Pakistan bandwagon, you've come to the right space for some respite.

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It's been an expected turn of events here with this match. But what wasn't expected is such small margin of victory. Endler deserves all the praise she is getting. One point does come through in a game like this. With the game against Thailand and now against Chile, USA has barely seen its defense tested. Sweden will not be this easy an opponent and so it will be interesting to see how the women rise up to the challenge. For now,  Lloyd and USA will want to celebrate these well-deserved 3 points and that comfortable spot on top of the table.

 

FT USA 3-0 Chile


5 minutes added time. USA can afford to play this slow. It's got its knockout qualification in the bag.

ATTENDANCE FIGURES ARE IN:
The Parc des Princes 45,594 strong today.

Disbelief on her face. She's not happy with that kick.

SHE HAS MISSED. CARLI LLOYD misses the net by a foot. That was an easy chance to go 4 up.  Wasted.

PENALTY. Yellow card for Cheuqueman as a result Lloyd to take the kick.

What an asset, Endler is. PSG fans will be smiling, even if their national loyalties differ.

74' SAVE!
In yet another occurrence of deja vu, Press has her near-post attempt denied by an athletic save from Endler!

66' SAVE! Press has to be wondering what she has to do after yet another diving save from Endler! The forward headed the ball to the top-left corner of goal, only to be denied for a third time.

The thorn in USA's path today has undoubtedly been Christiane Endler. Brilliant saves to deny Horan and Press from widening the margin of difference. The PSG player is a keeper. (Get it?)

Endler is not going to let another 13-0 happen it seems like. Then again, Alex Morgan is out of play, as is the quickfire Rapinoe. USA won't be too bothered though. 3-0 is good enough. More may just come its way.

Allie Long makes her World Cup debut too. She is no stranger to these pastures though. She's been in PSG silks before.

Horan comes off. Long comes in. 15 minutes without a goal now and USA is visibly tingly. Endler is a roadblock and Chile are all the better for it.

Endler is brilliant. I cannot stop watching these replays. Such instinctive stops.

56' SAVE! Brilliant stop by Endler after Press surged past the Chilean defence and cut the ball back to Horan who was running free in the box! Horan has to be wondering how she hasn't scored there!

The LaRoja have to bow down to Endler. What an amazing five minutes she has had!

Chile actually managed fewer touches in the American's half today (33) than Thailand had (72) on Tuesday.


48'
CHANCE! Great movement from the United States as Pugh drifted infield and laid the ball off to an unmarked Press who had her attempt saved by Endler at the near post!

Endler has had an ordinary day, having been beaten thrice but she has been brilliant in saving a few others and commanding her troops.

All I can think about now is if Carli Lloyd can manage a hat-trick. I hope she does. Great for the game's history, great for the game. I'd also like Chile to score and take the fight to the US but only one of these two wishes is looking possible at the moment.

There's been one half-time change for the USA.
Jessica McDonald comes in for Julie Ertz. Carli Lloyd slips into midfield now. Jessie makes her WC debut today.

This is a second-string USA team. The women were testing their bench strength and this is where we stand. Teams need to be very afraid. Are you listening, Germany and France?

 

Stat: USA was 3-0 at half time against Thailand too. We know what the extent of damage was in the second half. Should Endler and co be worried?

HT: USA 3 - 0 CHILE

 

43' CHANCE! Another corner, another opportunity for the United States as the ball winds up at the feet of Pugh who was leaning back, and fired her shot well above the crossbar. That likely won't impact the result in any meaningful way, but she'll need to do better from there against tougher opposition.

41' Some dirty play by Saez who slides late on Pugh even though the ball had already rolled out of play. The former gets a talking to, but somehow avoids a card.

At age 36, Lloyd has now become the oldest player to score more than once in a single Women's World Cup match!


36' GOAL!
Corner for USA. Carli Lloyd jumps the highest and it's 3-0 USA. There's the next goal that was looking inevitable.

US is doing what Sweden did to Chile before, except better. The Reds are being forced to defend their own box. There's no space to come on out and attack.

26' GOOOOOALLL. Julie Ertz powers a header past Endler. Endler got her hands to it but that wasn't enough. Lovely set piece from the USA.

22' CHILE HAS THE BALL IN THE NET... oh, but it's offside! A set-piece play from a free-kick saw Guerrero slip past the US defenders and put the ball past a rushing Naeher, only to then see the flag go up. Terrific idea that, but the execution just let them down.

The USA is no stranger to everything and anything about its run being questioned. Price to pay for being champions, I suppose. The team found itself embroiled in controversy after the last game against Thailand.

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The United States has made a whopping seven changes following its massive win against Thailand last time out. O’Hara, Lavelle, Dunn, Mewis, Heath, Morgan, and Rapinoe all drop to the bench with Krieger, Sauerbrunn, Davidson, Brian, Press, Lloyd, and Pugh all coming into the starting line-up.

It seems as though coach Jillian Ellis is simultaneously resting her stars for the group stage finale against Sweden, as well as giving valuable minutes to players who don’t typically start. The assumption is that this US side is deep enough to cruise past Chile but, if it doesn't, questions will surely be asked about this strategy.

Carli Llyod has made history here in France. At 36, she is the oldest World Cup goalscorer in US history.

Carli Lloyd reaches six consecutive six successive FIFA Women’s World Cup matches with a goal and passes Birgit Prinz for the record of goals in consecutive matches who did it for Germany at USA 2003.

11'
GOOALLL!!! The United States takes the lead! Lloyd runs onto a loose ball in the box and unleashes a left-footed effort into the top-right corner past an outstretched Endler! Play had started to calm down leading up to the goal but the US is a threat at all times. United States 1-0 Chile

4' USA has begun its onslaught on the goalpost very quickly. Carli Llyod nearly gets one through and gets USA off the mark but is denied by the post.

There is so much to talk about considering the games that are playing and we have 90 minutes to do just the same. Let's get into the game details first.

Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the US vs Chile game today. We're running a little behind schedule today but I am going to try and get you up to speed as quickly as I can. Thanks for staying on with us.
 

TEAM NEWS

United States (4-3-3): Alyssa Naeher; Ali Krieger, Abby Dahlkemper, Becky Sauerbrunn, Tierna Davidson; Morgan Brian, Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan; Mallory Pugh, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press.

Chile (4-3-3): Christiane Endler; Su Helen Galaz, Carla Guerrero, Camila Saez, Javiera Toro; Francisca Lara, Karen Araya, Claudia Soto; Daniela Zamora, Maria Jose Urrutia, Rosario Balmaceda.

Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)