Carli Lloyd started her fourth Women's World Cup campaign the same way she did the last … on the scorecard!
The former City star, who was taken off the bench just before the hour, scored the final goal in stoppage time of an astounding victory for the reigning US champions, who beat Thailand in his group 13 (thirteen!): 0 Opener.
Lloyd, who spent a loan job in Manchester in 2017, continued her World Championship form where she left off. In 2015, she was instrumental in the third tournament success of their country and scored in Canada six goals, including a hat-trick in the final against Japan.
Their efforts were rewarded with the Golden Ball for the tournament's player, the Silver Boot and a Puskas nomination for their sensational 55-yard strike in the final.
The fast-forward to this summer's tournament in France and Lloyd is already under way … but the night really belonged to Alex Morgan when the US star scored FIVE goals against Thailand.
Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Samantha Mewis, Megan Rapinoe and Mallory Pugh were also in the score.
Happy 13 for the champions!