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Watch: USWNT’s Lindsey Horan scores fastest goal of 2019 Women’s World Cup

Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath scored early goals for the Americans

United States' Lindsey Horan, centre, scores opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Sweden at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LE HAVRE, France — Less than three minutes into the much-anticipated group stage match between the United States and Sweden, Lindsey Horan got on the end of a Megan Rapinoe corner kick and gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead. 

The goal was the fastest so far in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which concludes its group stage Thursday. If the United States beats or draws Sweden it will take first place in Group F and play Spain in the round of 16. If the Americans lose, they will play Canada in the next round. 

Early in the second half, Carli Lloyd appeared to be in an offside position in the box, pulling in defenders closer to her. A ball from Rapinoe was deflected and Tobin Heath pounced on it, breaking down the defense. She appeared to slot the ball just inside the far post. After a lengthy VAR review, the goal stood and the Americans took a commanding 2-0 advantage with more than 30 minutes remaining. FIFA later announced it was ruling the second score an own goal while many on social media reacted to Lloyd’s offside position and impact on the scoring sequence.

Watch a replay of the goals below. Check back after the match for a full recap and more. See all our Women’s World Cup coverage here.

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