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Lloyds golden double gives USA revenge over Japan
Published : 09 Aug 2012 21:46:46
The United States clinched a 2-1 victory over Japan in the Olympic women's final on Thursday as Carli Lloyd's double gave her country a third successive gold medal and avenged last year's World Cup final defeat against the Asian giants.
Lloyd missed a penalty when the US lost that World Cup final in an agonising shoot-out, but she enjoyed sweet redemption at Wembley with a goal in each half and, although Japan's Yuki Ogimi got one back, the US held on to secure their fourth gold in women's football in the last five Olympics.