England crashed out of the Women’s World Cup after a 2-1 defeat to holders USA in Lyon. The Americans opened the scoring in the 10th minute after Christen Press capitalised on some poor England defending to get on the end of an inch-perfect cross from Kelley O’Hara. Against the run of play, England equalised less than 10 minutes later after a cross from Beth Mead was brilliantly volleyed into the top corner by Ellen White. The Lionesses were only level for another 10 minutes after Alex Morgan managed to find enough space to head home her sixth goal of the tournament. England thought they had equalised once again in the 67th minute after White was played through by Keira Walsh and slotted the ball past the USA goalkeeper. VAR came to the rescue of USA, as it revealed that White was marginally offside. VAR then came to England’s aid in the 82nd minute after White was clipped by Becky Sauerbrunn. Once again, the Lionesses failed to convert from the spot, this time it was a weak attempt from Houghton. They then found themselves reduced to 10 players when Millie Bright was given a second yellow card following a late challenge on Morgan. England will now be in the third-place playoff and will face the losers of Netherlands vs Sweden on Saturday in Nice. Here are the player ratings from tonight’s game: