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The United States’ record 13-0 drubbing of Thailand at the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday did not sit well with everybody, with opinion divided on whether the team should have so mercilessly punished a hapless opponent.

Striker Alex Morgan scored five times as the holders began their World Cup campaign with the largest margin of victory in either the men’s or women’s World Cup.Former American international Taylor Twellman, however, criticised the team on social media, believing the side’s goal celebrations in Reims were excessive.

“Celebrating goals (like #9) leaves a sour taste in my mouth like many of you. Curious to see if anyone apologises for this postgame,” Twellman tweeted to his 327 000 followers.

He was also critical of the US women for showing their hand ahead of games against more formidable opponents.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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