England got right here shut to a memorable victory nevertheless needed to resolve for an exhilarating scheme in opposition to world champions the us at the SheBelieves Cup.
The Lionesses scored two excellent targets by Manchester City pair Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris.
However Tobin Heath equalised for the US within the 2d half after Megan Rapinoe’s sensational first-half opener had given the hosts the lead in Nashville.
The four-personnel, spherical-robin match will plod all the plan in which down to Tuesday’s final games.
- Relive England’s scheme with the us
- Quiz: Who inspires the us females’s personnel?
Japan, who are high of the table on aim incompatibility, face England at 22:25 GMT, dwell on BBC Four, in a winner-takes-all match.
Hosts USA, who are the holders, must beat Brazil, and hope the 2 groups above them scheme, whilst also improving their dangle aim incompatibility.
Bend it like Houghton
The Lionesses needed to advance from unhurried of their salvage in opposition to Brazil in Wednesday’s opener and they also did the identical in opposition to the us.
However the Nashville crowd had been handled to 2 fair real first-half targets. The first got right here from 148-cap Megan Rapinoe, who chested the ball down and volleyed home a gruesome shot.
England replied straight from an indirect free-kick, which became as soon as bent in beautifully by captain Houghton.
The Lionesses scared the World Cup holders again within the 52nd minute when Parris, the WSL’s all-time high scorer, slotted home from an stunning Fran Kirby by ball.
However Phil Neville’s aspect struggled to manage with the us’s space-pieces and from a nook, Tobin Heath stabbed home the equaliser.
Cameos from Beyonce and JK Rowling
The SheBelieves Cup became as soon as born from the American #SheBelieves campaign, which aims to inspire females and girls – both inside of and originate air of sport.
The United States personnel launched earlier to the sport that their players would wear shirts emblazoned with the names of females who dangle inspired them.
Captain Alex Morgan picked Abby Wambach, the former USA world who gained the World Cup and two Olympic gold medals throughout her eminent occupation.
Other players determined to pass for icons originate air of soccer. Mallory Pugh performed in a Beyonce shirt, while Rose Lavelle picked Harry Potter author JK Rowling.