International football action is coming thick and fast right now. Fresh off the back of the brand new UEFA Men’s Nations League competition, we now have the excitement of the 2019 Women’s World Cup to enjoy. The women’s game is going from strength to strength nowadays, and a case in point has to be the peak audience of 6.3 million viewers for the England vs Scotland game, here in the UK. A game England edged 2 goals to 1.
While there’s been a few exciting games so far in the tournament, a handful have certainly been a little lacking on the goals front. That situation was certainly turned on its head today in impressive fashion though, when the USA, taking on Thailand, beat the World Record for the most goals ever scored in a Women’s World Cup game. The goals started at 12 minutes (courtesy of Alex Morgan, who went on to score 5 goals in total) and just didn’t stop coming. In total the USA had 40 shots (20 of which were on target against a diminutive Thai goalkeeper) vs 2 shots from the Thai side.
The US has featured in the semi finals or better of every single one of the seven Women’s World Cups held so far, winning three of them including the 2015 tournament, but still, such a relentlessly brutal one way traffic victory is quite something to behold. On the flipside, it’s of course gutting for their Thai opponents, some of whom left the pitch in tears. Thailand are relative newbies to theWomen’s World Cup tournament, only featuring once before in the Group rounds. They just didn’t have the ability or physical stature to compete with such a seasoned American side.
All of the USA goals:
The goals and scorers during the game are as follows: