Netherlands 2 USA 0 LIVE SCORE: Daley Blind DOUBLES lead in World Cup last-16 clash – Stream FREE, TV channel, updates | The Sun
3rd December 2022

NETHERLANDS are firmly in command of their World Cup last-16 clash with USA.

Memphis Depay opened the scoring, sweeping home after a fine passing move.

And Daley Blind made it two just before half-time in what looked like a carbon copy of the first goal.

  • Start time: 3pm GMT
  • Live stream/TV: BBC One/iPlayer
  • Netherlands XI: Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Blind; Gakpo, Klaassen, Depary
  • USA XI: Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson; Musah, Adams, McKennie; Perreira, Weah, Pulisic

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  • Lloyd Canfield

    62. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    A fantastic effort from Memphis Depay is turned over the bar by Turner.

    The resulting corner is whipped in nicely, but Turner is then fouled by Van Dijk, and it will be a free-kick to the US.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    60. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    An hour gone, half an hour still to play.

    Unless…

  • Lloyd Canfield

    58. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    Denzel Dumfries has been senational so far.

    Strong defensively and particularly strong in the offensive phase.

    Two perfect cut backs for both goals makes you think it won't be long before he is linked with Chelsea and Newcastle.

    Time for Todd Boehly to get his wallet out, perhaps.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    56. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    Martin Lipton has an update for us from Qatar…

    "All feels like a game too far for the USA, although their fans perked up when Reyna’s interval arrival off the bench was announced.

    "Chances for both teams at the start of the second half as well.

    "Once again Dumfries gets in down the right – Robinson having the sort of day that might have seen him hooked by Fulham – and Memphis will probably admit he should have tied it up for sure."

  • Lloyd Canfield

    54. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    Meat and drink for Noppert.

    Pulisic gets the ball on the left-hand side and cuts inside before unleashing a shot on goal, but it is easily saved by Noppert.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    52. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    A great save by Turner now!
    It is straight up the other end for Netherlands with Denzel Dumfries, who is looking like the talent that we saw light up the Euros.

    He crosses the ball low towards Depay, but it is Zimmerman who turns the ball towards his own goal.

    Turner's cat-like reflexes see him push it away from entering his own net.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    50. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    Cleared off the line by the Netherlands!
    So close for the USA and Tim Ream!
    The ball goes into the middle of the Dutch box and falls at the feet of Fulham's Tim Ream, he stabs an effort at goal and beats Noppert, but it is cleared off the line.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    48. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    It is a front two of Depay and Bergwijn now for the Dutch, with Gakpo playing in the number 10 position.

    This is the attack that Memphis Depay was calling out for, so we will see if he can add to his goal tally now that he has his wish.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    46. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    Changes for both sides…

    Christian Pulisic has moved into the false nine position, and Ferreira is off to be replaced by Gio Reyna, who the US fans have been screaming out for.

    For Netherlands, Van Gaal has made two changes.

    De Roon and Klaasen are off, and are being replaced by Koopmeiners and Bergwijn.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    What a way to open

    We have an update for you from SunSport reporter Neil Custis, who is a huge admirer of the first Dutch goal, as am I, this is what he had to say…

    "What a brilliant goal it was at the Khalifa to give Holland the lead against the USA on ten minutes.

    "Critics of the Dutch style, of which there are many back home in the Netherlands, could not argue with this fantastic move finished off by Memphis Depay.

    "It involved 20 uninterrupted passes, the most by a Dutch team at a World Cup since these statistics began being recorded in 1966.

    "The defence to attack move finished with Cody Gakpo spreading the ball wide to Denzel Dumfries who spotted Depay had slowed his run to hang just inside the area unmarked.

    "He picked him out and the Barcelona man’s first time finish from 16 yards with his instep was perfect, across Matt Turner and into the far side of the goal.

    "After being out injured with a hamstring injury since mid-September, Memphis has had to be eased into this tournament by Louis van Gaal. But he is up and running now."

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Dutch courage

    This is what the match stats look like at half-time…

    It could have been so different when Christian Pulisic got through on goal in the first two minutes, but he was denied by Noppert.

    The Dutch soaked up the pressure, and struck twice with precision against the USA before half time.

    Ultimately it is a footballing lesson from the Dutch thus far, and a comeback looks unlikely.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    HT. Netherlands 2-0 USA.

    The referee calls the first half to a close as we had just ONE minute of added time.

    That has to be a record at this tournament, right?

    Daley Blind made it 2-0 to the Netherlands just before half-time.Credit: Reuters
  • Lloyd Canfield

    45+1. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    Almost a carbon copy of the first goal, and Martin Lipton sums up my thoughts of the goal…

    "Same move, same goal. Just a different scorer.

    "Blind of all people able to ghost in late and plonk the ball past Turner with the last kick of the half.

    "Feels like that’s the end of this one.

    "Various incarnations of Captain America in the crowd look like they are ready to throw their shields in."

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45+1. Netherlands 2-0 USA

    It's two! It's Daley Blind!

  • Lloyd Canfield

    45. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    End to end stuff.

    A great bit of play from the USA found Serginio Dest in the middle, but he was unable to pick out an attacker to strike the ball at goal.

    The Dutch again fled towards the USA goal with Cody Gakpo, but his pass at the final moment towards Depay was cut out by Zimmerman.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    42. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    Chance for USA!

    Great strike from Timothy Weah, who resembled his Dad with a strike like that from outside the box.

    Really powerful effort, hit on the half volley, that was well saved by Noppert.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    40. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    Better from the US, who drive down the right -side with Timothy Weah, but again it is let down with the final ball.

    This time it is Christian Pulisic, who picked the ball up in the Dutch box and played a poor ball away from Antonee Robinson.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    38. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    Apart from that opening chance that really should have seen them take the lead, it has been a toothless performance from the USA.

    They look pretty good until the ball gets into the final third, at which point the final pass and a deadly finisher are both missing in action.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    34. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    The Netherlands are a puzzle that the USA simply cannot work out at the moment.

    They are constantly trying to build attacks down the middle of the pitch, and are used to their high intensity game being matched by their opponents.

    But, the Netherlands have been clever, and are just sitting off of the USA and forcing them to play their way.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    32. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    Jordan Davies, who is at the game has his say on criticism towards the Dutch team which was directed at Louis van Gaal, and how they have reacted to that…

    "Dutch boss Louis van Gaal has been on the receiving end of some pretty heavy criticism during this World Cup for his team's dull and predictable style of play.

    "But that goal was a blast from the past, during the days of Joahan Cruyff and Total Football.

    "Memphis Depay's goal ended a sequence of TWENTY uninterrupted passes, the most on record for Holland at a World Cup since 1966."

  • Lloyd Canfield

    28. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    We have another update from Martin Lipton in Qatar, who just wants to ensure that you all (and I) are clear on his feelings towards the Mexican Wave, and the Netherlands performance…

    "Some people – I potentially include Lloyd Canfield in this – may be labouring under a misapprehension about my feelings towards large groups of people standing up and sitting down in order around the perimeter of a stadium.

    "Suffice to say, no punishment would be harsh enough, in my book.

    "Meanwhile, US fans rediscovered their patriotism, it seems. 

    "But the Dutch drummer is belting out a more hopeful beat at the moment.

    "You can see why.

    "All extremely comfortable for van Gaal’s side."

    That is from Martin Lipton, Chief Sports Reporter for The Sun and part-time Mexcian wave hater.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    26. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    Weston McKennie as the spare player in midfield needs to start driving with the ball when he picks it up.

    They are starting to look a bit timid on the ball and afraid of going forwards, perhaps because they know what the Netherlands can do to them on the break.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    24. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    The Netherlands are controlling the tempo of this one now, and are letting the USA come at them with Timothy Weah and Serginio Dest on the right-hand side.

    It will be interesting to see how the game changes if the US can get a goal back.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    20. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    It's always good to see that your opinion on a game is backed up by an expert, and Martin Lipton's analysis on this one from Qatar backs up our previous post, this is what he had to say…

    "Dutch are happy to let the US come at them.

    "Even happier now they’re in front.

    "Depay and Gakpo are pretty confident they have at least one more between them on the counter if their side can win the ball back high enough.

    "Oh…and it’s Mexican Wave time, again. Deep joy."

    That is from Martin Lipton, SunSport reporter and Mexican Wave enjoyer.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    18. Netherlands 1-0 USA

    They will play at their tempo now, and won't be rushing things against the USA.

    The USA look eager to get the equaliser and have started the game well, despite conceding early.

    They are just missing that final ball…

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