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Eugenie Le Sommer's 20-yard rocket lifted France to a 1-0 Women's World Cup victory over England.

June 09, 2015

Eugenie Le Sommer scored her first Women's World Cup goal and France beat England 1-0 on Tuesday in rainy Moncton, New Brunswick.

Le Sommer scored her 45th career international goal in the 29th minute. Gaetane Thiney forced a turnover by England and Le Sommer won the loose ball, took two touches and hammered in a shot from 20 yards.

France has owned the series between the clubs, having not lost to England since 1974. France beat England in the quarterfinals of the 2011 World Cup on penalties.

Le Sommer sent a shot directly at the keeper in the 46th minute and sailed a side volley over the goal in the 56th. She was subbed out in the 81st.

France was much more aggressive in the attacking half, outshooting England 16-3. England's only shot in the first half came in the 41st minute when France's goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi misplayed a cross and left an open net, but Jo Potter's chip went wide.

Watch Le Sommer's goal below:


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