Courtney Dike puts Nigeria ahead with the fastest goal of the tournament, to shoot Nigeria top of Group C as Mexico draws England
At the end of proceedings in their second Group C match of the Canada 2014 Women U-20 World Cup, Nigeria confirmed its spot at the top of the table.
An early goal before the 1st minute, at exactly 13 seconds; from the boots of Oklahoma State University student and sister of Super Eagles forward, Bright Dike, Courtney Dike put the Falconets in the lead; making the fastest goal scorer in international women football
Another by Chiwendu Ihezuo in the 36th minute further shot the team in the line of victory as they looked to be landing the first three points in the 7th U-20 Women World Cup.
South Korea did pull a threatening equaliser back when Kim Soyi shot through the eyes of the Nigerian defence in the 72nd minute.
Nigeria got the points at stake, however, it was the Koreans who dominated possession with 11 (8 on-shot)attempts at goal to Nigeria's 10(4 on-shot).
They also committed the most fouls (12) to Nigeria's 9; a clean game it was between the girls with just 1 yellow card handed by the American referee Margaret Domka and it went to Nigeria's .
In total, it was 4 Corners and 3 offsides appease for the teams with Nigeria pushing with more freekicks (15) than Korea (12)
Nigerian goalkeeper kept the team in the game; while th attack was dismantling the Korean defence, Chichi kept the business of stopping balls on with 4 saves.
With the win, Nigeria now goes top of Group C, whereas England drew 1-1 with Mexico in the other game played earlier at the same venue.
Nigeria has to either win or draw the last game against England on August 13 in Edmonton, to seal their place in the quarter-finals.
In first Group D game played on the same day, August 9, France made lessons of New Zealand 4-0, Costa Rica lost 1-2 to Paraguay