England vs. Nigeria Highlights | 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup | Round of 16
England and Nigeria played in the Round of 16. Check out the top moments and highlights here!
The match was ultimately decided by a penalty shootout in which four clutch goals by England triumphed over Nigeria’s two.
England advances to quarterfinals after penalty shootout vs. Nigeria
England advanced to the quarterfinals after a penalty shootout vs. Nigeria in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
As if the shootout was not dramatic enough – the most memorable moment of the night came late in the match when England star Lauren James was ejected after receiving a red card for stepping on the back of Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie. Her removal left England with only 10 available players as the match entered extra time.
Outstanding goalkeeping from Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie kept the Super Falcons in the game, but England was able to leave with a win and advance to the quarterfinals.
Check out the highlights below!
92′: A physical matchup
Michelle Alozie took another shot from England, but no penalty was called.
85′: Red card
Lauren James received a red card and was tossed from the match after she intentionally stepped on the back of Michelle Alozie.
England’s Lauren James receives a RED CARD
England’s Lauren James received a red card for stepping on a Nigerian player in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
75′: Covered at all angles
Chiamaka Nnadozie was challenged multiple times by England, but found a way to protect the net on this wild play.
59′: Going for it
Rachel Daly tried to sneak one in for England, but just missed the net after the ball hit off her shin.
58′: Ready to go
Nigeria subbed in star Asisat Oshoala in the second half as the score remained 0-0.
33′: Not a penalty
22′: Too close for comfort
16′: Starting off strong
Nigeria started the match off with a strong attack taking multiple shots at the goal, but could not get one past England goalkeeper Mary Earps.
Setting the stage
The “World Cup NOW” crew previewed the match live on social media ahead of kickoff.
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