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Photos: USA beats Netherlands 2-0 to win the Women's World Cup 2019

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Team USA beat Netherlands to win the Women's World Cup 2019 (Photo: Mirror)

USA won a record-extending fourth Women's World Cup crown as a Megan Rapinoe penalty and Rose Lavelle's smart finish secured a hard-fought triumph over the Netherlands on Sunday.

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After a goalless first half, the United States piled the pressure on in the second period.

Rapinoe, who missed out on the semi-final victory over England, duly stepped up and fired home beyond Dutch stopper Sari van Veenendaal, who was in inspired form in this final, to open the scoring.

And Van Veenendaal was beaten for a second time when Lavelle carried the ball forward and then fired home a long-range stunner that doubled the USA's lead to give them some breathing space.

They duly held on, even missing several golden opportunities to find a third goal, to add to their 1991, 1999 and 2015 World Cup titles in comfortable fashion.

The team won with two goals (Photo: Mirror)
Megan Rapinoe brought her team to victory with a well-thought penalty (Photo: Mirror)
The team celebrated Rapinoe's goal which put them ahead of their opponents (Photo: Mirror)
Rose Lavelle secured a second goal for team USA (Photo: Mirror)
The second goal ensured USA won the title (Photo: Mirror)
This will be the fourth world cup win for the USA (Photo: Mirror)

 

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