#Tokyo2020: USA Women beat Australia 4-3 to win bronze medal

USA's two-goal Carly Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring her second goal with teammate Carli Lloyd. (Daniela Porcelli/Sports Press Photo)

The USA won the Olympic women’s football bronze medal match 4-3 despite a fightback by Australia.

Teagan Micah tipped a Christen Press effort over the bar but the resulting corner by Megan Rapinoe was curled with pace into the net.

Micah did very well to deny Press again and The Matildas were level with Sam Kerr beating Adrianna Franch from a tight angle.

Franch did then keep out a Kerr header, before a wayward Australian clearance was volleyed home by Rapinoe to restore the lead.

Carly Lloyd made it 3-1 with a clinical finish across the keeper almost on half-time, Australian again punished for losing possession.

The game was over as a contest early in the second half, Lloyd firing between the keeper’s legs when Alanna Kennedy’s header fell short.

However, moments later it was 4-2 with a well-placed Caitlin Foord header and then Kerr nodded onto the post with the rebound going across the goalmouth.

Emily Gielnik did fire in a third for the Aussie from outside the box but with only a minute of the ninety remaining.

Gold medal match kick-off change

Due to concerns over heat and humidity, the final between Canada and Sweden will now take place on Friday at 1pm (UK time).

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