USA get better of Matildas in eight-goal pre-World Cup thriller

  • World No 1 team secure 5-3 win in Colorado
  • Substitute Mallory Pugh double seals victory

The USA’s milestone women led their side to a pulsating 5-3 win over the Matildas on a crisp Thursday night in Denver. Alex Morgan’s 100th international goal always looked likely to lead the headlines but the home side had to come from behind against a spirited Australian team, who new coach Ante Milici? promised would play with attacking intent, and they did just that.

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