Canada picked up the valuable points following their 2-1 win over Ireland. They survived an early scare at the HBF Park in Perth, bouncing back from a goal down to beat the debutants
The Irish surprisedly took the lead as early as the fourth minute with a goal of the tournament contender. The Irish Captain and Arsenal women’s forward Katie McCabe scored directly from the corner flag after the Debutant won a corner kick.
McCabe’s stunning effort was Ireland’s first ever goal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup as they failed to find the back of the net in their opening World Cup encounter against Co-host Australia some days.
Seemingly unperturbed, the Canadians kept their heads up in search of the much needed response after the early shock. They didn’t get the equalizer until added time of the first half..
The Fortunate Olympic champions had Ireland’s Megan Connolly to thanks as scored an own goal. She struggled to deal with a wicked cross in the rain, pushing the ball into her own net just before the first half came to an end.
Nine minutes after the restart, Canada went ahead for the first time in the game.Manchester United’s Adriana Leon was the scorer. She tucked home after being picked out with an inch perfect pass by Sophie Schmidt.
The North American subsequently sealed the win , moving up to occupy top spot inGroup B pending the outcome of the game between Co-host Australia and Nigeria tomorrow.