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Football - 23. October 2010.

Lions Football Team return home on winning note

Hope Powell expressed satisfaction at her side's Peace Cup campaign after watching her charges beat New Zealand 3-0 in their final match in South Korea.

England Womens football team after their 3-0 win over new zealand 2010


Though not an official tournament match - all of the games in England's group finished 0-0 meaning Korea advanced to The Peace Cup final after the drawing of lots - it sends the Three Lions home from the Far East on a winning note.

"We deserved the result," said Powell. "They [New Zealand] put out a very strong side but we restricted them to very few opportunities.

"We were vastly improved from our game against them on Thursday, principally because today we took our chances. We could have scored more in fact. All in all it was a really good test, as all the games have been."

Powell used her full quota of players during this tournament, fulfilling her promise to give as many players game time as possible and she believes they will benefit from this experience with the World Cup just eight months away.

"The players have worked really hard this week and I think they'll take a lot from it," she said. "Everyone got a game, and, in doing so, they experienced two different styles of football, certainly different from the European game, so that should stand them in good stead for next year."

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