Chelsea and West Ham United have reacted to the goal scored by Asisat Oshoala in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Korea Republic in their second game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The club’s monitored proceedings at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble as the Super Falcons got their Women’s World Cup campaign back on track on Wednesday.
Korea Republic’s West Ham midfielder, Cho So-hyun and Chelsea Women number 10 Ji So-yun started and went the distance for the Asian side.
Kim Do-yeon scored an unfortunate own goal in the 29th minute to give the African champions the lead before Barcelona star Asisat Oshoala, doubled lead in the 75th minute.
Chelsea wrote on its official website, ”An unfortunate own-goal and magnificent solo effort by Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala left South Korea’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage in the balance.
They could not help a singular piece of individual skill, however, from Barcelona forward Oshoala, who streaked away from her marker to latch onto a through ball by 18-year-old Chidinma Okeke and rounded the goalkeeper with class and composure to secure the Super Falcons’ first World Cup victory since 2011.’
West Ham also wrote on its website: ”Korea looked to battle back but Nigeria doubled their lead on 75 minutes after a brilliantly worked counter-attack was finished by Asisat Oshoala.”