Women's World Cup Results 2019: Group Scores and Saturday Twitter Reaction

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2019

Netherlands' Vivianne Miedema celebrates after scoring her side's 3rd goal during the Women's World Cup Group E soccer match between the Netherlands and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
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The Netherlands defeated Cameroon 3-1 in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Saturday.

Oranje booked their spot in the next phase after winning a second match in Group E.

Canada Join the Dutch in the next stage after a 2-0 win against New Zealand

                                       

Saturday's Group E Results

Netherlands 3-1 Cameroon

Canada 2-0 New Zealand

                     

Cameroon gave an attacking performance as they attempted to take points off the Netherlands, but Sarina Wiegman's team were clinical in the vital moments.

It became a special day for Dutch forward Vivianne Miedema, who broke her country's overall goalscoring record with a brace.

OptaJohan hailed the 22-year-old's achievement:

Miedema launched herself to convert a diving header after 41 minutes, but it took Cameroon only two minutes to equalise through Gabrielle Onguene.

Onguene burst through the Dutch lines and finished her chance past goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal.

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The Netherlands stepped on the gas after the interval and quickly regained the lead.

Dominique Bloodworth smashed her opportunity home after initially missing her shot just three minutes into the second half.

Alain Djeumfa's team did not lose heart at falling behind twice and continued to test their opponents until the third goal for the Dutch.

Miedema was clinical as she dribbled into the box with five minutes remaining, and the Arsenal player finished to win the points and claim her goalscoring record.

Football writer Tim Stillman explained Miedema's transformation into a goal machine:

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The Dutch advance with a game to spare, and Canada responded with a 2-0 victory against New Zealand.

Kenneth Heiner-Moller's side were clearly dominant, and skipped to the three points with ease.

However, the New Zealanders kept the score goalless until half-time, but it took Canada only three minutes to break the deadlock after the interval.

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Jessie Fleming furthered her burgeoning reputation with an excellent finish to give her country the edge.

Nichelle Prince capped off a fine display as she doubled the advantage after 79 minutes to seal the victory.

Canada didn't have to be at full power to undo their opponents, and the North Americans should be fresh for the knockouts after the conclusion of the group stage.

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