Hockey Women’s World Cup: England come from behind to draw with India



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England made a nervy start to their World Cup campaign as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with India.

The tournament hosts fell behind when Neha Goyal gave India a surprise lead after 25 minutes.

England looked the stronger team and created plenty of chances but had to wait until seven and a half minutes from the end to find their equaliser.

Lily Owsley, back after missing the Commonwealth Games with injury, scored when a penalty corner was not cleared.

England, ranked second in the world, beat India 6-0 in their last meeting – in the bronze-medal match on the Gold Coast.

England coach Danny Kerry told BBC Sport he was pleased with the way his team played.

“I need to get away from the result and think about the performance, particularly in the second half where there was just one team in it,” he said.

“It was just whether we could get the luck to go our way.

“I’m proud of how we did after the break where we utterly dominated.

“That is the best Lily has played since she has come back from her broken hand and it gave us a bit of an edge.”

England’s next game will be against USA – who lost 3-1 to Ireland in their opener – on Wednesday.




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