Germany started the game very well but the English defence seemed to beat their game plans and to some extent Germany fell apart. In my mind Bardsley the goal keeper won the game for England, I haven't watched the earlier games where she has been criticised. Full marks to Fara Williams, going for a bottom corner shot while bluffing under that pressure takes nerves of steel.
Referee didn't have an easy job, the boundaries between tackles and fouls seem very vague. Personally I'd prefer both the men's and women's game to be more about football skills and less of a wrestling/rugby match but its the media is where the money is and they want more action and controversy. I'll stick to watching tennis and badminton.
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