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Lewis Ambrose5 August 2021

USWNT beat Australia to Olympic bronze in seven-goal thriller

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The USA have won their first ever bronze medal in womens football, overcoming Australia in an incredible 4-3 win on Thursday.


Rapinoe and Lloyd seal bronze medal in seven-goal thriller

Scorers: Kerr 17, Foord 54, Gielnik 90; Rapinoe 8, 21, Lloyd 45+1, 51


The USWNT got the better of Australia to win Olympic bronze in a sensational game on Thursday morning.

Australia had started brightly in the match for third place and a bronze medal but were soon behind from an incredible moment in Kashima.

Megan Rapinoe stepped up to take a corner and whipped it directly into the net to give the USWNT the lead. It set the tone for a superb game.

With the USWNT loose in possession at the back and punished by a brilliant ball from Caitlin Foord and a venomous finish from Sam Kerr to equalise but the US lead was soon restored by a brilliant Rapinoe volley.

Carli Lloyd added another in first half injury time, scoring from a tight angle to become the outright second top scorer in USWNT history. And she had one more shortly after the break, finishing cooly after finding herself through one-on-one.

That looked like game over but Australia had other ideas and Caitlin Foord struck minutes later to reduce the lead to 4-2 and keep the game alive.

An Emily Gielnik screamer made it 4-3 in the closing stages but it wasnt enough for Australia to force extra-time and they go home empty handed.