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Taylor Puts England in World Cup Last 16 With Game to Spare

Italy, France and Germany are also already through to the round of 16 with a game to spare

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    Taylor Puts England in World Cup Last 16 With Game to Spare
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    England's Jodie Taylor, rear, scores the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between England and Argentina at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, Friday, June 14, 2019.

    Jodie Taylor scored her first international goal in 14 months to send England into the second round of the Women's World Cup on Friday in a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

    The Argentines, who scored their first ever World Cup point in an opening draw against Japan, were resilient but Taylor finally found a way past goalkeeper Vanina Correa in the 61st minute after she had repeatedly thwarted England's attack. Correa saved a first-half penalty from Nikita Parris.

    Taylor sneaked into a central location unchecked by the Argentine defense and met Beth Mead's low cross. She nudged the ball into the net and ended a 540-day England goal drought for the Golden Boot winner from the 2017 European Championship.

    After edging Scotland 2-1 on Sunday, England has now opened a World Cup with back-to-back wins for the first time and advanced to the next round ahead of its final Group D match against Japan. Italy, France and Germany are also already through to the round of 16 with a game to spare.