Williams penalty gives England third place

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  • Sunday, 05 Jul 2015

Jul 4, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; England pose with their medals after their victory over Germany in the third place match of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium. England defeated Germany 1-0 in extra time. Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

EDMONTON (Reuters) - Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

The Lionesses gained some consolation for their heartbreaking loss to Japan in the semi-final as they produced a gritty display to beat the twice world champions for the first time.

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