June 14, 2019 / 8:53 PM / a month ago

CORRECTED-Soccer-Taylor downs Argentina as England qualify for last 16

(fixes spelling of Parris in second para)

LE HAVRE, France, June 14 (Reuters) - England’s Jodie Taylor scored the only goal as they broke the deadlock against Argentina just past the hour to secure a 1-0 win and reach the last 16 at the women’s World Cup on Friday.

England’s Nikita Parris had a first-half penalty saved by Vanina Correa, but Taylor got on the end of Beth Mead’s cross in the 62nd minute to give her side their second straight win.

England, who moved on to six points in Group D, join hosts France, Germany and Italy into the knockout phase.

Japan have four points after they beat Scotland 2-1 earlier on Friday, leaving the Scots without a point from two games. (Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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