Nigeria end USWNT’s run of 880 minutes without conceding a goal

Nigeria end USWNT’s run of 880 minutes without conceding a goal

Nigeria’s Super Falcons suffered another defeat to USA Women’s National team on Tuesday evening.

The US WNT defeated Nigeria 2-1 to extend their dominance over the record African Champions.

Despite a better and much improved performance from the Africans, the Americans managed to grind out a win, extending their home unbeaten streak to 71 matches in the process.

An own goal in the first half by young defender Tosin Demehin and an acrobatic header from midfielder Rosemaryy Lavelle, which was assisted forward Megan Rapinoe guided the Americans to its thirteenth consecutive victory and second win over the Super Falcons in four days.

Uchenna Kanu scored Falcons goal and it was the first time they’ll be scoring against the World Champions.

Ogbonna played a long ball across the field to meet Kanu on the run. The halftime substitute settled the ball and dribbled into the left side of box before firing a right-footed into the upper right corner to equalize.

The goal ended USA’s nine-game clean sheets, which was tied for the third-longest in USWNT history and spanned 880 minutes

Kanu’s goal in the 50th minute was the first conceded by the USA since Uzbekistan’s Aziza Norboeva scored off a corner kick in the 70th minute of the April 9 meeting in Colombus, Ohio. The USA won that game 9-1.

The victory is USA’s 71-game home unbeaten streak, which includes 64 wins and seven draws and has now spanned more than five years.

This is the second-longest home unbeaten streak in USWNT history, the longest lasting 104 games from December of 2004 to December of 2015.

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