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US whip Japan 5-2 for third WCup title

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP):

The United States won their third Women's World Cup title and first since 1999 with a 5-2 victory over Japan yesterday behind a first-half hat-trick by Carli Lloyd.

The Americans became the first country with three women's titles, and got a measure of revenge for their loss in the 2011 final against Japan.

Lloyd scored in the third, sixth and 16th minutes, the last a speculative shot from midfield that beat Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori.

Lauren Holiday also scored in the first half, and Tobin Heath added a goal in the 54th minute after Japan scored an own goal to cut the deficit to 4-2.