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Canada downs Scotland in Cyprus Women's Cup opener

Jessie Fleming scored in the third minute as Canada defeated Scotland 2-0 Wednesday at the Cyprus Cup women's soccer tournament. The 16-year-old slid past the Scottish defence to meet a cross from captain Christine Sinclair and score her first goal with the senior women's team.

Jessie Fleming, Christine Sinclair score in 2-0 victory

Team Canada's teenage sensation 16-year-old Jessie Fleming, shown in last year's U-20 FIFA tournament, scored the first goal in Canada's 2-0 win over Scotland at the Cyrpus Cup. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Jessie Fleming scored in the third minute as Canada defeated Scotland 2-0 Wednesday at the Cyprus Cup women's soccer tournament.

The 16-year-old slid past the Scottish defence to meet a cross from Canadian captain Christine Sinclair and score her first goal with Canada's senior women's team.

"Jessie put everything in to get that goal and the vision from Sinclair was phenomenal. Not many women can see that pass," said Canada's head coach John Herdman.

"What a great start for that 16 year old, and we wanted that for her. She's been working really hard on trying to break the box for us and to get in to those goal scoring positions. So to see her sliding in with every sinew to get a toe on it was fantastic."

Sinclair capped the scoring with her 152nd international goal in the 54th minute.

Goalkeeper Erin McLeod earned the clean sheet as Canada extended its unbeaten run to seven games.

Canada's next game at the Women's World Cup warm-up tournament is Friday against South Korea.

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