Well I thought England did very well to keep playing the game in the correct manner despite serious provocation and frankly bizarre and embarrassing behaviour by Cameroon. All 3 decisions were correct regarding goals given and disallowed and even if they weren't there's no excuse for the histrionics. The elbow was deliberate and Parris is fortunate not to have a fractured cheekbone. The spitting incident is a red card. The foul on Houghton is just dispicable and a potentially very dangerous tackle - an ankle breaker, a definite red. Then she's verbally abused whilst receiving treatment. Cameroon were overwrought throughout and totally wound up, which must be in part due to the coach.
I thought Duggan, after a very poor first half really grew into the game as it went on and was so glad she made the pinpoint cross for the third goal. Bronze was also very good at right back. England need to cut out the unforced errors and I thought Bardsley could have been quicker off her line a couple of times.
Bernie Bernbaum wrote: Thats better. Well worked corner.
I suppose you think that you wriggled out of your post 2 minutes earlier by saying that. Looked similar to an Alexander-Arnold/Origi effort to me. That filthy spit early on would have warranted a red card in EPL or EFL. VAR should have picked that up. I guess we have to accept that ladies’ football is developing in Cameroon and their players were naïeve.
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