. A 108th-minute penalty kick by Liverpool FC player Fara Williams gave England their first ever win over top ranked Germany and a third place finish at the Women’s World Cup on Saturday. The 1-0 victory after 120 minutes of gritty battle at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium gave the sixth-ranked ‘Lionesses’ their first win over the European champions on their 21st attempt. It also helped bury the heartache of the injury time own-goal by defender Laura Bassett which had ended their title bid during a 2-1 semi-final loss to defending champions Japan. “It feels a lot better to be sitting here after that than it did the other day,” said England coach Mark Sampson. “To bounce back from what was a real, real blow for us, it’s an incredible result for the team. “We knew the challenge we faced today from a world class Germany team. “I’m just incredibly proud of all the players and staff, to achieve a third place […]