Phil Neville’s aspect secured tableware fashionable because of first-half goals from Lucy Staniforth, Tibeto-Burman language Carney and alphabetic character Mead.
However, the Lionesses’ success came at a value as Izzy Christiansen limped off burned with the beginning of the planet Cup solely 3 months away.
The urban center midfielder was reduced to tears whereas receiving treatment for attainable knee and gliding joint issues suffered throughout a hefty collision with Japan defender Risa Shimizu.
England, once beating Brazil and drawing with world champions u.s. earlier within the four-team tournament, required success in Tuesday’s winner-takes-all encounter to raise the trophy.
They controlled the gap stages at the Raymond James sports stadium in Tampa ANd raced into a three-goal lead within 0.5 an hour.
Attacking midfielder Staniforth provided the 11th-minute opener, grouping a flicked pass from Jodie Taylor and advancing to the sting of the D before unleashing an occasional shot into rock bottom right corner for her second international goal.
Taylor, WHO had earlier been narrowly astray once returning the box, then ordered on the second for skilled jock Carney.
A long throw from Lucy Bronze freed Taylor on the proper and he or she hooked the ball back to depart Carney with a straightforward headed end from within the six-yard box.
Japan are drawn in cluster D aboard European country for this summer’s tournament in France and, on this proof, ought to hold very little concern for Neville’s team.
The aspect hierarchical eighth within the world fell any behind on the unit of time mark.
After being discharged on the proper by an outstanding raking pass from Keira Walsh, Mead cut within and discharged a left-footed effort past Japan goalkeeper Erina Yamane at the close to post.
Christiansen’s evening was then clipped in painful circumstances before the hard-working Taylor wasted an opportunity to place her name on the scoresheet by manufacturing a tame end having broken clear.
Japan improved fractionally once the break, with Rikako Kobayashi dragging an effort astray from the sting of the box and fellow substitute Yuka Momiki later dinking wide.
Kumi Yokoyama may even have reduced the deficit, before England’s Chioma Ubogagu headed over from Ellen White’s cross at the opposite finish.
Striker White then egotistically opted to shoot – a contrary end that went spill – with 2 team-mates waiting to be slipped in on goal.