Georgia Stanway opens England’s goal at the Women’s World Cup with a penalty… but only after the penalty was taken again after Haiti’s 1.70m goalkeeper Kerly Theus saved her first try but went wide of her line
Georgia Stanway scored England’s first goal at this year’s Women’s World Cup after her penalty put Sarina Wiegman’s team ahead in Brisbane.
The Bayern Munich midfielder scored a brilliant penalty on her second attempt after being forced to take the penalty again. Stanway’s goal ended England’s two-game losing streak.
Stanway saw Kerly Theus save her first try, but the Haitian goalkeeper was out of her line on the save.
The incident happened midway through the first half after Lucy Bronze passed a corner from the back post.
Replays showed the ball hit the raised hand of Haitian midfielder Batcheba Louis.
Georgia Stanway scored England’s first goal of the World Cup from the penalty spot on a second attempt
Stanway’s first attempt was successfully parried by Haiti’s 1.70m tall goalkeeper Kerly Theus
The penalty was later awarded by VAR and Stanway was tasked with scoring England’s first goal of the tournament.
However, her penalty was parried by the 1.60 meter tall goalkeeper. The celebrations in Haiti were cut short when the referee ordered the penalty kick to be retaken.
The retake showed Theus was outside their line, meaning the penalty had to be retaken.
Stanway improved again and gave the Lionesses a goal in the middle of the first half.
There was a lot of drama in the first half as England were denied a penalty early in the game. Chloe Kelly appeared to have been fouled in the box but VAR ruled there had been a foul before the Manchester City striker went down in the box.
Alessia Russo appeared to block a Haitian defender in the penalty area. Haiti was eventually awarded a free kick, but the referee canceled out Dayana Pierre-Louis after she fouled Kelly.
England were denied a penalty early on after Chloe Kelly was fouled in the box, but Alessia Russo appeared to foul a Haitian defender beforehand