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USA 13-0 Thailand: United States claim biggest ever Women’s World Cup win

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The United States recorded the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women’s World Cup as they crushed Thailand 13-0.

The 2015 winners were 3-0 up at half-time, scored four times in 10 minutes in the second half and then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes.

Alex Morgan scored five times for the United States with two goals apiece for Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis.

Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored to beat Germany’s 11-0 win over Argentina.

The United States’ previous biggest win in the tournament was a 7-0 success over Chinese Taipei in 1991, while Germany’s thrashing of Argentina came in 2007.

How the goals went in

  • 1-0, 12 minutes: An unmarked Alex Morgan nodded in Kelley O’Hara’s cross.
  • 2-0, 20 minutes: Rose Lavelle’s powerful strike was helped into the net by the keeper.
  • 3-0, 31 minutes: Lindsey Horan scores from six yards out after Wilaiporn Boothduang fails to clear Tobin Heath’s free-kick.
  • 4-0, 50 minutes: Samantha Mewis’ deflected effort gave her the 800th goal in Women’s World Cup history.
  • 5-0, 52 minutes: Morgan tucked in after Thailand failed to clear a free-kick.
  • 6-0, 54 minutes: The ball bounced kindly to Mewis in the box and she struck another.
  • 7-0, 56 minutes: Mewis turned provider this time for Lavelle, who placed in the seventh.
  • 8-0, 74 minutes: A neat turn and finish from Morgan completed her hat-trick.
  • 9-0, 79 minutes: Megan Rapinoe timed her run to perfection and completed a flowing move.
  • 10-0, 81 minutes: Morgan hit a cracking strike from the edge of the box for her fourth of the night.
  • 11-0, 84 minutes: Substitute Mallory Pugh rounded the goalkeeper and rolled the ball in.
  • 12-0, 87 minutes: Morgan’s brilliant flick and powerful finish delivered the best goal of the night.
  • 13-0, 90+2 minutes: Carli Lloyd raced through the middle and slotted in from close range.

The defending champions have lost just one international game since July 2017 and have won their past seven in a row, scoring 36 goals in the process, and have not conceded in any of their past five matches.

They have featured in all eight World Cups, while Thailand have qualified for the finals for only the second time, having been eliminated in the group stage in 2015.

Earlier on Tuesday, Sweden eventually beat a resilient Chile side 2-0 in the other match in Group F, which the USA fully expect to top.

Thailand, ranked 34th in the world, lost 9-0 in their previous meeting with the USA in a friendly in 2016, and the holders will face far, far tougher tests later in this tournament.

Biggest wins in Women’s World Cup history
1 United States 13-0 Thailand (2019) 2 Germany 11-0 Argentina (2007)
3 Germany 10-0 Ivory Coast (2015) 4 Switzerland 10-1 Ecuador (2015)
=5 Sweden 8-0 Japan (1991) =5 Norway 8-0 Nigeria (1995)
=7 United States 7-0 Chinese Taipei (1991) =7 Norway 7-0 Canada (1995)
=7 China 7-0 Ghana (1999)

Another thrashing for Thailand – the stats

  • The United States’ 13-0 win over Thailand is the largest margin of victory in either the men’s or women’s World Cup.
  • Thailand have now lost three of their four Women’s World Cup matches (W1). In those three defeats, they have failed to score a single goal while conceding 21.
  • Since the start of 2018, Alex Morgan has scored 26 goals for USA Women in all competitions, at least 13 more than any other player.
  • Mallory Pugh became the 32nd different player (excluding own goals) to score for USA at the Women’s World Cup, only Germany have more different scorers in the competition’s history (34).
  • Only Germany (five) can boast more hat-trick scorers in Women’s World Cup matches than USA, with Alex Morgan becoming the fourth player do so for her country (Carli Lloyd, Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings are the others).
  • Samantha Mewis’ opening goal for USA was the 800th goal scored in Women’s World Cup matches, with USA responsible for 116 of them – more than any other team.
  • Carli Lloyd earned her 275th cap for the US in their win over Thailand, moving her to fourth on the all-time list. Only Mia Hamm (276), Christie Rampone (311) and Kristine Lilly (354) have earned more.
  • Only Brazil midfielder Formiga (37y 99d) has scored a goal in a Women’s World Cup encounter at an older age than Carli Lloyd at 36 years and 330 days.

What next?

The USA will face Chile in Paris at 17:00 BST on 16 June, three hours after Thailand meet Sweden.

Jill Ellis’ side will then be up against Sweden in Le Havre in 20 June, in a game that is likely to decide which side tops the group.

The top two teams in each of the six groups will qualify automatically for the last 16, along with the four best third-placed sides.

Line-ups

USA

  • 1Naeher
  • 5O’Hara
  • 7Dahlkemper
  • 8ErtzSubstituted forPughat 69′minutes
  • 19Dunn
  • 16LavelleSubstituted forLloydat 57′minutes
  • 9Horan
  • 3Mewis
  • 17HeathSubstituted forPressat 57′minutes
  • 13Morgan
  • 15Rapinoe

Substitutes

  • 2Pugh
  • 4Sauerbrunn
  • 6Brian
  • 10Lloyd
  • 11Krieger
  • 12Davidson
  • 14Sonnett
  • 18Harris
  • 20Long
  • 21Franch
  • 22McDonald
  • 23Press

Thailand

  • 18Chor-Charoenying
  • 9PhetwisetSubstituted forSrimaneeat 71′minutes
  • 3Chinwong
  • 2Saengkoon
  • 10Srangthaisong
  • 21Sung-Ngoen
  • 20BoothduangSubstituted forKhueanpetat 35′minutes
  • 5Phancha
  • 12ThongsombutSubstituted forDangdaat 65′minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 7Intamee
  • 8Nildhamrong

Substitutes

  • 1Boonsing
  • 4Sritala
  • 6Khueanpet
  • 11Chuchuen
  • 13Srimanee
  • 14Pengngam
  • 15Waen-Ngoen
  • 16Saengchan
  • 17Dangda
  • 19Sornsai
  • 22Sornpao
  • 23Philawan
Referee:
Laura Fortunato
Attendance:
18,591

Match Stats

Home TeamUSAAway TeamThailand
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home40
Away2
Shots on Target
Home20
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, USA 13, Thailand 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, USA 13, Thailand 0.

Goal!

Goal! USA 13, Thailand 0. Carli Lloyd (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Morgan with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Christen Press (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

Goal!

Goal! USA 12, Thailand 0. Alex Morgan (USA) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! USA 11, Thailand 0. Mallory Pugh (USA) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Samantha Mewis with a headed pass.

Corner, USA. Conceded by Kanjanaporn Saengkoon.

Goal!

Goal! USA 10, Thailand 0. Alex Morgan (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe.

Goal!

Goal! USA 9, Thailand 0. Megan Rapinoe (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mallory Pugh following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Taneekarn Dangda (Thailand) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Suchawadee Nildhamrong.

Goal!

Goal! USA 8, Thailand 0. Alex Morgan (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christen Press.

Booking

Taneekarn Dangda (Thailand) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kelley O’Hara (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Taneekarn Dangda (Thailand).

Substitution

Substitution, Thailand. Orathai Srimanee replaces Warunee Phetwiset.

Attempt missed. Megan Rapinoe (USA) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, USA. Mallory Pugh replaces Julie Ertz.

Foul by Alex Morgan (USA).

Sukanya Chor-Charoenying (Thailand) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Morgan (USA) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (USA) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Megan Rapinoe.

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lindsey Horan.

Substitution

Substitution, Thailand. Taneekarn Dangda replaces Rattikan Thongsombut.

Corner, USA. Conceded by Natthakarn Chinwong.

Attempt missed. Julie Ertz (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Christen Press with a cross following a corner.

Corner, USA. Conceded by Natthakarn Chinwong.

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lindsey Horan.

Attempt saved. Carli Lloyd (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

Hand ball by Alex Morgan (USA).

Substitution

Substitution, USA. Christen Press replaces Tobin Heath.

Substitution

Substitution, USA. Carli Lloyd replaces Rose Lavelle.

Goal!

Goal! USA 7, Thailand 0. Rose Lavelle (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

Goal!

Goal! USA 6, Thailand 0. Samantha Mewis (USA) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Rose Lavelle (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! USA 5, Thailand 0. Alex Morgan (USA) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Lindsey Horan (USA) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tobin Heath with a cross.

Rose Lavelle (USA) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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