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Women's World Cup: Image of the day

LUCKY 13: Carli Lloyd bagged the USA's THIRTEENTH goal against Thailand in their Group F opener!

LUCKY 13: Carli Lloyd bagged the USA's THIRTEENTH goal against Thailand in their Group F opener!

Carli Lloyd kicked off her fourth Women's World Cup campaign the same way she completed the last... on the scoresheet!

The former City star, introduced from the bench just before the hour mark, netted the final goal in injury time of an astonishing win for reigning Champions the United States, who romped to a 13 (thirteen!) -0 win over Thailand in their Group F opener.

Lloyd, who spent a loan spell in Manchester in 2017, continued her World Cup form where she left off, having played a pivotal role in her country's third tournament success in 2015, bagging six goals overall in Canada, including a hat-trick in the Final against Japan.

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Her efforts were rewarded with the Golden Ball for Player of the Tournament, Silver Boot and a Puskas Award nomination for her sensational 55-yard strike in the Final.

Fast forward to this summer's tournament in France and Lloyd is already up and running... but the night truly belonged to Alex Morgan, as the USA star bagged FIVE goals against Thailand.

Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Samantha Mewis, Megan Rapinoe and Mallory Pugh were also in the scoresheet.

Lucky 13 for the Champions!

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World Cup Daily: Dream starts for England, Canada

ROUND-UP: The latest from France...

Day Four of 2019 Women’s World Cup action heralded a solitary goal but plenty of talking points, as Janine Beckie’s Canada kicked off their campaign with victory over Cameroon and England’s Group D opponents Japan and Argentina locked horns.

Beckie – on her 57th appearance for her country – claimed an assist on her tournament debut, floating a corner to the backpost for Kadeisha Buchanan to head home on the brink of half-time to clinch the three points and the perfect start for the 2015 hosts and quarter-finalists.

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Scott: There's more to come from England

BIG PICTURE: City and England midfielder Jill Scott expressed the importance of three points despite an imperfect performance in Sunday’s World Cup win over Scotland in Nice.

City and England midfielder Jill Scott expressed the importance of three points despite an imperfect performance in Sunday’s World Cup win over Scotland in Nice.

The Lionesses kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over tournament debutants Scotland.

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Women's World Cup: Image of the day

IMAGE OF THE DAY: Canada line up to face Cameroon

The opening Group E clash in the 2019 Women’s World Cup saw Janine Beckie make her tournament debut, as Canada locked horns with Cameroon.

The most striking daily image from the Women's World Cup in France.