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Manchester City’s White At The Double In Olympic GB Win

City Striker Grabs Brace In Opening Win In Japan

Great Britain v Chile: Women’s Football - Olympics: Day -2 Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images

Manchester City striker Ellen White got Team GB off to best possible start as she grabbed a brace to give Team GB a 2-0 win over Chile. White struck in each half with both assists coming from her Manchester City teammates as she staked an early claim for the tournament’s golden boot award.

White’s first goal came in the 18th minute with both Lauren Hemp and Lucy Bronze involved in the build up. Hemp’s cross down the left evaded everyone, but Georgia Stanway picked up the loose ball and fed Bronze down the right. Her cross was knocked back by Hemp, and White hammered home to give Team GB the lead.

The striker scored her and GB’s second goal with 17 minutes remaining, and again it was Bronze who was involved. The City defender breezed into the box and her cross found White completely unmarked on the edge of the six yard box, and the England striker volleyed home.

It was an excellent start for Team GB, who face host nation Japan on Saturday, before coming up against Janine Beckie’s Canada three days later.

City were heavily represented in the team, with Ellie Roebuck in goal, with Bronze at right back and skipper Steph Houghton again captaining the team. Keira Walsh, Caroline Weir, Stanway and Hemp played their roles on the wings, while White once again lead the attack.