England players, including Laura Bassett (6), celebrate after defeating Germany 1-0 in the FIFA Women's World Cup third-place soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Days after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women's World Cup with an uplifting victory.
No last-minute heartbreak this time around. Just a solid all-around performance for Steph Houghton and company.
Houghton's nifty legwork prevented an own goal and Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, leading England to a 1-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the third-place game Saturday.