Germany 2 China 1 Champions Trophy Day One

Germany 2 China 1Two trademark goals from deflection specialist Eileen Hoffmann ensured a flying start for Germany’s Champions Trophy campaign.
China opened the scoring against the run of play from Xu Xiaoxu in the 9th minute. Hoffman equalised in the 17th minute with a spinning reverse stick deflection. Her winner came in the 54th, again against the run of play, but this time ending a peiod of sustained Chinese pressure.
Picture: Andy Smith