Beth Mead scores stunning goal for England women at Under-20 World Cup
Sunderland striker scored a stunner against Mexico
Monday 11 August 2014
England striker Beth Mead scored a stunning goal as England drew 1-1 with Mexico at the women's Under-20 World Cup.
Mead, who plays for Sunderland, picked the ball up about 30 yards from goal, turned and nutmegged a defender before curling a brilliant right-footed effort into the far corner.
It was England's second point of the tournament after an earlier draw with South Korea - a win against Nigeria on Wednesday will see Mo Marley's team progress.
Speaking to the FA website after the match, Mead said the goal was her best ever.
“Without a doubt it’s the best goal I’ve ever scored,” she said.
“I saw the keeper was off her line a little bit and I managed to catch it well enough. I guess it was just striker’s instinct.
“My phone has gone in to meltdown. It’s mental. I scored two goals in Finland and my phone went mad then, but it’s nothing like this. It's gone viral.”
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