Mexico vs England
England midfielder Karen Carney (10) reacts after scoring a goal during the second half against Mexico in a Group F soccer match in the 2015 FIFA women's World Cup at Moncton Stadium. Reuters/Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports

The #6 ranked team in the FIFA Women's World rankings had no problem with the heavily undermatched Mexican squad at Moncton Stadium on Saturday as England cruised to a 2-1 victory over El Tri in the second match of group play for the 2015 Women's World Cup.

England needed to make sure they took home the full three points after suffering defeat in their opening match against France. Mexico drew a result in their first match against Columbia, but now sit at the bottom of Group F with just one point, needing a victory over the sure to be heavily favorite French team that is ranked #3 in the world.

England's 4-1-4-1 formation was able to neutralize France's midfielder's in their first match, and did the same to Mexico on Saturday. Ceci Santiago was excellent in net for El Tri but England finally broke through in the second half after a scoreless first had the Brits searching for a late goal. Francesca Kirby finally broke through in the 71st minute and ten minutes later, Karen Carney headed home England's second goal and the U.K. was up 2-0.

Mexico started to press and finally scored a late goal in the 90th +1 minute when Fabiola Ibarra sliced through England's defense for the stoppage time goal. It was too little too late however as the final whistle blew minutes later, giving the game and the ever so important three points to England.

Colombia now leads Group F after a shocking 2-0 upset over France earlier in the day. England and France are tied in second with 3 points, and Mexico finds themselves at the bottom of the group with just one point. Only the top two teams advance to the knockout stages, so the odds are certainly against Mexico. However, if Mexico can upset the heavily favorited French squad next Wednesday, and Colombia beats England outright, the two Latin American countries will move on.

Colombia is dreaming big, after the biggest upset of the 2015 Women's Wolrd Cup in Canada so far. Colombia is ranked 28th in the world, but still managed to manhandle one of the World Cup favorites on Saturday. France looked dominant for much of the first half, but Colombia remained focused and disciplined. The South Americans denied any chances the French could muster backline sent Andrade through on goal and she showed great composure to finish past Sarah Bouhaddit.

France continues to press forward as Philippe Bergeroo used his three substitutes to bring on additional attacking options; however Sepulveda saved all shoots comfortably. Two minutes to end Colombia showing a great composure to keep France at bay, they were once again rewarded with their second goal courtesy of Catalina Usme’s acting quickly on the co-attack.

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