Lauren James, Was Giving A Red Card In The 87th Minute For a Step On Michelle Alozie

In the World Cup last 16 match between England and Nigeria, a tight encounter saw the game end goalless after regular time. But there was a turning point at the end of the match when 21-year-old England forward Lauren James was sent off in the 87th minute for a step on Nigeria player, Michelle Alozie. James, who has been an outstanding player for the Lioness in the squad, showing his skills with three goals and three assists, now faces an early exit.James was initially shown a yellow card for his actions , but… the use of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) led to a review of the incident. Referee Melissa Borjas took the time to watch the footage from the stadium monitor, and after careful consideration, the decision was changed to a red card. Thus, England had to play with only ten players in extra time, which put them at a disadvantage.Throughout the game, England’s outstanding attacking prowess in the group faced stiff resistance from Nigeria’s to the protection. Their attacking efforts were few and far between, with Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie blocking players like Alessia Russo and Rachel Daly. In addition, England’s hopes were further dampened when a first-half penalty, following a challenge on Daly, was overturned following a VAR review.On the other hand, moments of panic was in Nigeria, and came close to breaking the barrier twice. Ashleigh Plumptre hit the crossbar in the first half, but Uchenna Kanu did likewise in the second half, causing nervous moments for England’s defence.Ultimately, the match between England and Nigeria was highly contested by both teams showed determination and resilience. A Lauren James send-off added tension to the encounter, but despite their best efforts, neither side could find the back of the net in time, making for another thrilling moment.

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