England’s Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris score to earn draw with USA


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• USA 2-2 England
• Lionesses stay unbeaten in SheBelieves Cup in Nashville

A stunning Steph Houghton free-kick cancelled out an equally impressive Megan Rapinoe strike before Nikita Parris gave England a 2-1 lead against the USA in their SheBelieves Cup match in Nashville. Tobin Heath equalised for the world champions but it was an impressive performance by Phil Neville’s side. While the visitors had opened the tournament with a come-from-behind victory, it was a second successive 2-2 draw for the hosts.

In front of 22,125 fans, the hosts presented themselves before the whistle with their backs to the camera, displaying the names of inspirational women on the back of their shirts in the place of their own.

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