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Vitality Hockey World Cup: England 1 USA 1

PUBLISHED: 07:40 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 07:40 26 July 2018

England's Alex Danson (centre) celebrates scoring her side's goal against the United States (pic Steven Paston/PA)

England's Alex Danson (centre) celebrates scoring her side's goal against the United States (pic Steven Paston/PA)

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Captain Alex Danson netted her 62nd England goal on her 200th appearance for her country as the USA held the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup hosts to a draw at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Wednesday night.

United States Erin Matson celebrates scores her side's goal against England (pic Steven Paston/PA)United States Erin Matson celebrates scores her side's goal against England (pic Steven Paston/PA)

Having come from behind to draw with India in their first match, Danson gave England the lead in the 34th minute with a fine solo goal which sent the 10,000-strong crowd into a frenzy, moving her level with Marjorie Pollard as the joint Great Britain and England’s top goalscorers of all time with 115.

However, Erin Matson levelled five minutes later with a fierce reverse stick strike high into the net past Maddie Hinch and the Americans held on for a point after losing their first match to Ireland.

Danson said: “I just look at the stadium and the overriding feeling, with 10,000 supporters here, I feel very proud of how far our sport has come during my career.

“It was incredibly special but for me playing in this game is special, walking out with my team-mates of present and past is the hugest honour.”

A general view of the game between England and the USA at the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (pic: Steven Paston/PA)A general view of the game between England and the USA at the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (pic: Steven Paston/PA)

Susannah Townsend also took a moment to heap praise on skipper Danson, adding: “I know that the one person I would want on my team is Alex Danson and whether she is having a good game or not she shows that fight and she is a leader on the pitch.”

England’s next match sees them take on Ireland on Sunday at 8pm in front of another sell out 10,000 crowd.

They currently sit second in Pool B with India and Ireland in action on Thursday.

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