Football - Late goal helps Spain sink England at women's Euro 2013

A last-gasp winner from Alexia Putellas gave Spain a dramatic 3-2 victory over England in their opening Group C game at the women's Euro 2013 tournament on Friday.

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Spain took an early lead through captain Veronica Boquete before England winger Eniola Oluko quickly equalised.

The game looked to be heading for a draw when Spain's Jennifer Hermoso rifled the ball home in the 85th minute after the opposition failed to clear a corner.

Laura Bassett levelled four minutes later when she swept in Anita Asante's knockdown from a Rachel Yankey corner.

Then, with virtually the last touch of the game, substitute Putellas's downward header narrowly crossed the line to break England hearts.

In another Group C game staged in Norrkoping, France downed Russia 3-1 thanks to two goals from Marie Laure-Delie and one by Eugenie Le Sommer.

Elena Morozova netted a late consolation goal for Russia in a game France dominated from start to finish.

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