USA Crowned Champions As They Beat Japan Emphatically In The Women World Cup Final
An incredible four goals in 16 minutes helped the Americans on their way to a third title as they demolished the reigning champions.
Lloyd netted a first-half hat trick at BC Place in Vancouver, with one remarkable goal from the halfway line as Jill Ellis’ team dominated the game. Lauren Holiday also found the net early on as they went 4-0 up inside 16 minutes.
Lloyd joined England hero Geoff Hurst (1966) as the only players to net trebles in World Cup finals as USA won a third crown.
A Yuki Ogimi strike and Julie Johnston own goal gave Japan hope, but Tobin Heath netted to seal the USA’s win.
Reigning world champions Japan were left to rue their defending from set-pieces, and their opponents made them pay early on.