Deadly USA crush Thailand 13-0 to set World Cup scoring record

Author: Sun Sports
USA took a hapless Thailand side to the cleaners

THE United States women's team set a new record after thrashing Thailand by THIRTEEN goals to nil.

Star striker Alex Morgan scored SIX goals as Jill Ellis' team set a new record for World Cup record for women and men.

The previous record in a Women's World Cup match had been when Germany beat Argentina 11-0 in 2007.

For men, the record deficit has been nine goals.

Yugoslavia beat Zaire by that score in 1974, as did Hungary's famous team against South Korea in 1954.

Hungary had also beaten El Salvador 10-1 in 1982.

The score had been a relatively respectable 3-0 at half-time but the Thai women completely fell apart late on.

With 15 minutes remaining there score was only 7-0 but the USA went on to score six more goals in the final moments - putting the ball in with virtually every attack.

Axex Morgan was lethal in attack with a double hat-trick

Along with Morgan's impressive double hat-trick, Rose Lavelle scored two, as did Sam Mewis.

Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also got in on the action.

The ruthless performance from the Americans left some Thai players in tears - with Suchawadee Nildhamrong spotted crying at full-time.

The thirteen goals were as many as Bolton Wanderers managed at home in 23 matches in the whole of last season.

Morgan said: ""Every goal matters in this tournament and that is what we were working on. We were really clinical in the attacks we did get.

"I am speechless. The ball just bounced my way today and I am looking forward to the next game."