In pictures: USA completes title defence, wins fourth World Cup

Blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of drama - this sums up USA's win over Netherlands in the final of the Women's World Cup in Lyon on Sunday. Here are the best moments of the game, in pictures.

USA has won 12 consecutive matches at FIFA Women’s World Cup- the longest winning run in the history of the tournament (men’s and women’s). It has lost just one of their last 44 matches across all competitions (W38 D5 L1), a 1-3 defeat against France in January 2019. USWNT has also scored 26 goals at the 2019 Women’s World Cup – more than any other side in a single edition of the competition. Photo: Getty Images
Netherlands played its first Women's World Cup final exactly 45 years after the Dutch men’s team played its first World Cup final (July 7, 1974). Photo: Getty Images
USA has secured its fourth Women’s World Cup title (1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019), now winning twice as many Women’s World Cup tournaments as any other nation. Photo: Getty Images
Rapinoe Golden Boot
Megan Rapinoe's penalty strike against Netherlands took her goal tally to six. With three assists, she was tied on top of the goalscorers' table with compatriot Alex Morgan. Having played fewer minutes, she took home the Golden Boot. She was also awarded the Golden Ball. Photo: Getty Images
Are you entertained? | USA's Megan Rapinoe is the first player to score a penalty in a Women's World Cup final, as well as becoming the oldest scorer in a final (34 years 2 days). Photo: Getty Images
Jill Ellis
Jill Ellis is the only coach to win two FIFA Women's World Cup titles. Photo: Getty Images
Womens World Cup
Sari van Veenendaal recorded four saves in the first half vs the United States, a joint-personal record in a single game this World Cup (also 4 against Italy). Photo: Getty Images
Netherlands is the eighth different team to participate in the Women’s World Cup final – the only European nations to win the trophy are Germany (2003 & 2007) & Norway (1995). Photo: Getty Images