Matildas' Carpenter scores first Lyon goal


Matildas young gun Ellie Carpenter has scored her first goal for Olympique Lyonnais, helping the French powerhouse to a 2-1 victory over Bordeaux.

Carpenter scored the opening goal, cutting between two defenders then - after teammate Amel Majri collided with Bordeaux's Delphine Chatelin - pouncing on the loose ball and powering a first-time shot home in the 42nd minute.

French star Eugenie Le Sommer doubled the lead in the 57th before Ouleymata Sarr grabbed one back for Bordeaux 15 minutes later.

Carpenter played the full game for the European champions.

The win kept Lyon entrenched in top spot of Division 1 Feminine.

Carpenter, 20, joined Lyon in June and shapes as the club's long-term right-back after England star Lucy Bronze's departure for Manchester City.

Source AAP