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England 0-0 Wales

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Women's World Cup qualifier: England 0-0 Wales highlights
Wales women denied Phil Neville victory in his first home game in charge of England with a fine defensive display that kept them top of their World Cup qualifying group.Wales believed Natasha Harding's ninth-minute effort crossed the line before Lucy Bronze's clearance.England could not breach Wales' defence despite dominating at St Mary's.
The hosts, who struck the crossbar through Jordan Nobbs, stay second in Group 1 with a game in hand.Wales, who have never qualified for a major tournament, remain a point above England, who are ranked second in the world, 32 places above Jayne Ludlow's side.The result will be remembered as one of the greatest in Wales' history and could set up a tense battle for the only automatic qualifying spot from the group for next summer's World Cup in France.A boisterous crowd of more than 25,000 at St Mary's in Southampton watched as England controlled possession but were unable to break Wales down, with Laura O'Sullivan inspired in goal.Neville told BBC Two: "A draw was what they came for and what they got. Full credit to Wales - they sat deep and nullified our threat."We didn't play well in the first half and we showed no patience."We were a lot better in the second half but we didn't put the chances away. We kept them hemmed in."Mel Lawley came on and brightened up the game. We got the ball out wide but we didn't have the quality of the cross in."
Should Wales' 'goal' have been allowed?
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'That's so tough to call' - should this have been a Wales goal?
Wales thought they had opened the scoring when England failed to clear a corner and Bronze's clearance appeared to come from fractionally behind the goalline, although replays were inconclusive and officials did not have the benefit of goalline technology.The rest of the game was dominated by England, but Arsenal playmaker Nobbs' dipping effort was touched on to the bar by O'Sullivan.Barcelona forward Toni Duggan was also denied by O'Sullivan, but England lacked a cutting edge in the final third of the field.Nobbs curled a corner on to the top of the bar after half-time, before Ellen White's downward strike forced O'Sullivan into another good stop.
Neville with thinking to do?
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Phil Neville tried to help Kayleigh Green's cramp but was moved back off the pitch by the officialsEngland, who have won one, drawn two and lost one of their four game since Neville took charge, were frustrated by an organised Wales defence.England, like Wales, remain unbeaten in the group.Qualification remains in England's hands but they may well need to win in Wales when the sides meet again in August.The seven group winners will qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup in France, with the four best runners-up entering the play-offs.
'I haven't had a better performance'
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England had 22 shots - six on target - but could not beat Laura O'SullivanO'Sullivan's fine saves earned Wales a result to remember, keeping out a Lionesses side that beat France 4-1 in the SheBelieves Cup this month.She told BBC Two:"I haven't had a better performance in my career. This is the biggest game I've ever played in."Asked which was her favourite save, she said: "They were all good, keeping them out of the net - every single one."Former England forward Sue Smith told BBC Two: "Laura O'Sullivan was outstanding."She did everything she needed to do. She did the basics as well as lots of top-class saves. It helps your defence when you have a goalkeeper like that behind you."Ex-England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis said: "Laura O'Sullivan kept her team in the game. A striker can win you a match by putting a goal away but a keeper can earn you a result as well."From the very first minute to the end she was in top form and that's what got Wales a point."
Line-ups
Match Stats
Line-ups
England Women
1Telford
2Bronze
5HoughtonBooked at 25mins[/i]
6McManusBooked at 29mins[/i]
3Stokes
8Nobbs
4Walsh
7ParrisSubstituted forLawleyat 55'minutes
10Kirby
11DugganSubstituted forMeadat 80'minutes
9TaylorSubstituted forWhiteat 54'minutes
Substitutes
12Daly
13Bardsley
14George
15Lawley
16Christiansen
17White
18Mead
Wales Women
1O'Sullivan
5Roberts
14Ladd
2Dykes
4IngleBooked at 85mins[/i]
17Estcourt
13Rowe
8James
10Fishlock
7HardingBooked at 45mins[/i]
9Green
Substitutes
6Griffiths
11Lawrence
12Skinner
15Hughes
18Fletcher
19Miles
20Ward
Referee:Pernilla LarssonAttendance:25,603
Match Stats
Home TeamEngland WomenAway TeamWales WomenPossessionHome79%Away21%ShotsHome22Away3Shots on TargetHome6Away2CornersHome15Away1FoulsHome7Away4
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