England 1-1 Australia: Fran Kirby scores again but wasteful Lionesses held


Fran Kirby is among the nominees for the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or award

England were made to rue their missed chances as they conceded a late goal to draw with Australia in a friendly.

The Lionesses led from the 21st minute, when Fran Kirby added to her goal against Brazil on Saturday with a well-taken opening strike from close range.

They then wasted a number of good opportunities, while Lucy Staniforth had a goal ruled out for offside.

And Australia made them pay at Craven Cottage when Clare Polkinghorne headed in from a corner with six minutes left.

More to follow.