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Rabo FIH Champions Trophy (Women)

Amstelveen, Netherlands - June 25 - July 3, 2011
Local time is 8:46pm

England v Germany

Pool D

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
June 30th, 2011
14 Pool D 2:00pm England ENG - GER Germany 1 - 0 (0 - 0) Final    

Match Report

Danson give England narrow victory over Germany

A solitary goal from Alex Danson proved to be enough to give England victory over Germany in their Pool D meeting here in Amstelveen.  

Danson finally broke the German resistance in the 50th minute with a cool finish under the body of Germany keeper Yvonne Frank who was in top form throughout the contest.

It was the sixth successive time that England have beaten Germany in tournament play, and leaves their opponents in the 7th-8th place play-off match.

Both teams produced defensive master-classes in the first half, reducing their opposing forwards to limited opportunities to open the scoring. Germany’s Julia Müller was a commanding presence for her team throughout the opening period, while England captain Kate Walsh was also in fine form for her team.

Germany arguably had the better of the first 20 minutes, hitting the frame of the England goal early on before Müller saw two penalty corner strikes blocked by the English back-line.

England’s best chance of the half came from veteran forward Anna Bennett, who moved into the circle from the right before dribbling past Frank. However, her attempted cross was cut out by the well organized Germany defence.

The deadlock was finally broken 20 minutes from the end of the game when Alex Danson got behind the Germany defence, headed towards goal and slotted coolly under the body of Germany keeper Yvonne Frank.  

The strike seemed to give England a huge boost in confidence, as Danny Kerry’s charges went in search of a second goal. However, Frank produced a string of outstanding saves to deny three England penalty corner attempts in quick succession.

Germany found a real sense of urgency in the final ten minutes, winning a number of penalty corners but could not find a way past Beth Storry, who like Frank was also outstanding in this match.

Marie Mävers also went close in the final minutes, but Storry finished the contest with her second clean sheet of the tournament.

 

Match Review

Review 14. England vs Germany 1-0 - Rabo FIH Champions Trophy 2011
> England have now beaten Germany in 6 successive encounters: 2011 CT (1-0), 2010 World Cup (2-0), twice by 2-1 at 2010 CT, and twice in 2 test matches in May 2010 (2-1 and 3-2).
> England join Australia on 4 points from 2 matches in Pool D. 
> Germany are bottom in Pool D on 0 points from 2 matches. China are on 2 points.
> Germany will play in the Final 7-8 on Sunday.
> Germany failed to convert any of their 7 penalty corners in this match and are now on 1 for 16 this tournament.
> England were awarded 3 penalty corners in this match. They are now on 0 for 6 at Amstelveen 2011.
> Alex Danson also netted in England’s 2-0 World Cup win over Germany at Rosario 2010.

Match Preview

Match Preview 14. England vs Germany (30 Jun 2011,14:00) - Rabo FIH Champions Trophy 2011 Head-to-Heads
> Last year, England beat Germany in all three of their world level encounters. They played each other in the bronze medal matches at the 2010 CT and the 2010 World Cup with England winning on both occasions (2-1 CT and 2-0 WC). England also beat Germany 2-1 in the 2010 CT first round.
> England’s biggest win over Germany at a world level event came at the 2002 World Cup (7-2).
> Germany last beat England in the semi-finals of the 2009 Euro Nations Cup (2-1) and at the 2009 CT (3-1).
> Germany’s biggest win over England, in a world level event, dates back to the 1994 World Cup (3-0).
 
England
> England start Pool D on one point after their goalless draw with China last Tuesday.
> England and Germany have scored fewest goals so far at the 2011 Champions Trophy (2 goals each).
> England, Korea and New Zealand are yet to score from penalty corners.
> England were awarded only 3 penalty corners so far this tournament. They join Korea and New Zealand as only teams that are yet to score from penalty corners at the 2011 CT.
> Rebecca Herbert (ENG), Zhao Yudiao (CHN), Daniele Sruoga (ARG) and Kim Da-Rae (KOR) are top of the goal scorer list after Matchday 3 on 2 goals each.
> Rebecca Herbert is England’s all-time Champions Trophy top scorer on 4 CT goals in 8 CT matches.
> The British record of 6 CT goals is held by Karen Brown, who played 16 CT matches.
> Crista Cullen was named in the FIH Women's All Star team in 2006, 2007 and 2010.
 
Germany
> Germany bring a 0-1 defeat against Australia to Pool D.
> Germany were ranked outside the top 4 only once before in CT competition. At Canberra 2005 they finished 5th.
> Germany have converted 1 of 9 penalty corners awarded at the 2011 Champions Trophy (11%).
> Natascha Keller is on 19 CT career goals and needs only three more to equal all-time CT top scorer Nadine Ernsting-Krienke (GER, 22 goals).
> The current England squad is on 18 CT career goals, one less than Keller’s personal total of 19 CT goals.
> Keller (15 FG) is ranked third on the list for most field goals scored in CT competition. Only Nadine Ernsting-Krienke (GER, 19 FG) and Jackie Pereira (AUS, 16 FG) have scored more often from open play.
> Keller is the only player in the current German squad who also won Olympic gold medal in 2004.
> In 2006, Germany won their sole Champions Trophy title in Amstelveen, beating China in the final.
CHN v AUS (Pool D) KOR v NZL (Pool C)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 2 1 0 4 7
Korea  KOR 3 0 3 0 0 3
England  ENG 3 0 2 1 -1 2
China  CHN 3 0 2 1 -3 2
Pool B
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 4 7
New Zealand  NZL 3 1 1 1 0 4
Germany  GER 3 1 0 2 -1 3
Australia  AUS 3 1 0 2 -3 3
Pool C
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 3 7
Korea  KOR 3 1 1 1 0 4
Argentina  ARG 3 1 1 1 0 4
New Zealand  NZL 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Pool D
England  ENG 3 2 1 0 2 7
Australia  AUS 3 1 1 1 0 4
Germany  GER 3 1 0 2 1 3
China  CHN 3 0 2 1 -3 2

MATCHES

Jul 3, 2011
GER Germany
China CHN
ENG England
Australia AUS
KOR Korea
New Zealand NZL
NED Netherlands
Argentina ARG
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