USA win Women’s World Cup after beating Netherlands 2-0

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    The United States have won the Women’s World Cup for a record fourth time.

    It came after they beat the Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon.

    A Megan Rapinoe’s penalty and Rose Lavelle’s fine run and finish gave the defending champions victory in the second half.

    The European champions, reaching the final in only their second World Cup, kept the favourites at bay in the first half.

    However, playing in their third consecutive final, the USA added to their titles of 1991, 1999 and 2015.

    Rapinoe’s goal also meant she won the Golden Boot after finishing with six goals and three assists.