After an uneventful 90 minutes of thwarted Canadian attacks and shaky though effective Chinese defending, the host nation managed to avoid embarrassment by eking out a victory thanks to a penalty call. The call was perfectly fair, and the penalty taken with characteristic aplomb by Christine Sinclair.

Still, the Canadians will have to play a lot better if they’re to have any hopes of making a deep run in this tournament.

[Fox Sports 1]