Georgia Stanway and her Team GB team-mates could top their group at the Tokyo Olympics today.

The Barrovian footballer will hope to play a role against Canada in Kashima (12pm kick-off), with a draw enough to secure the top spot.

Stanway's side have already secured their place in the knockout stages of the competition by beating Chile 2-0 then hosts Japan 1-0, with all of their goals so far scored by the Cumbrian's Manchester City team-mate Ellen White.

Hege Riise praised Team GB's unity after the in-form striker struck again to book their spot in the last eight at the Olympics.

Team GB dominated the second half but were forced to be patient against an organised Japan team.

They sit top of Group E with six points, ahead of Canada who also beat Chile 2-1 on Saturday.

Riise said: "In the first half, we didn't look like ourselves, we didn't have the speed of play we wanted. We came out as a different team with an attitude and togetherness and we all committed to the last 45 minutes.

"In the second half we changed formation a little bit and controlled it much better.

"We are all happy, it puts us in a good position and we're able to rest players and recover well. The connections between the players will get better and better each game.

"We were surprised Japan made changes but they had momentum in the first half."

A forgettable first half saw Mina Tanaka drive wide after 32 minutes in the only scare for Team GB despite disciplined Japan slowly taking control.

Two tame Lauren Hemp headers which dropped wide were Team GB's best chances during a cautious opening 45 minutes.

Riise's side tried to pick the pace up after the break but were stifled by the hosts, although Japan failed to make a telling impact themselves.

Steph Houghton volleyed over after 63 minutes and Nikita Parris curled wide soon after as Team GB dominated the ball.

But White soon capitalised on a defensive error to give Team GB the win they deserved with 16 minutes left.

Lucy Bronze's cross from the right should have been dealt with by the Japan defence but White stole in ahead of goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita to glance the ball in.

Caroline Weir was close to adding a second when her free kick dropped a yard over with a minute left.

Japan boss Asako Takakura said: "We played against a great team, they were a great opposition. We knew coming in to the game it was not going to be easy."