WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 04, 2018, 09.10 PM
Two-time defending champions Australia scored three goals in the fourth and final quarter to beat England by a comfortable 3-0 margin and register their second consecutive win in Pool B at the men's hockey World Cup on Tuesday.
The win took Australia to the top of Pool B with six points from two games and virtually secured their place in the quarterfinals of the 16-team event. The Kookaburras had earlier defeated Ireland 2-1 in their tournament opener.
For England, the loss was a major setback after the 2-2 draw against debutants China in the opening game.
England got their first penalty corner a minute away from halftime but wasted the chance as both the teams failed to break the deadlock in the opening two quarters.