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England tops US 2-1, women unfurl banner at Wembley Stadium


LONDON (AP) — England women conquered Europe 10 weeks ago and proclaimed themselves ready for even more after beating the world champion United States 2-1 in a friendly at Wembley Stadium on Friday before nearly 77,000 fans. Players from both teams wore teal armbands in solidarity with sexual abuse victims and together held a banner that read “Protect the Players” just before kickoff. Lauren Hemp and Georgia Stanway scored to help England beat the U.S. for the first time since 2017 and less than 10 months before the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Stanway’s penalty in the 33rd minute put the hosts in front for good. The victory extended England’s unbeaten run to 23 games under coach Sarina Wiegman. Sophia Smith scored for the Americans.

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