England Women v Canada Women England Women 2
Taylor 11′ Bronze 14′
Canada Women 1
FT 90 +6 HT 2-1
England had previously failed to progress past the World Cup quarter-finals on three occasions
28 June 2015
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By Alistair Magowan
BBC Sport in Vancouver
England reached a World Cup semi-final for the first time in their history as victory over hosts Canada set up a tie with reigning champions Japan.
The Lionesses made a dream start with two goals in three minutes as Jodie Taylor, making her first World Cup start nine weeks after knee surgery, capitalised on Lauren Sesselmann’s blunder.
Lucy Bronze then headed in Fara Williams’ free-kick to double the advantage.
England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley continued her mixed World Cup when she gifted Christine Sinclair a goal three minutes before the break.
But in a second half in which Mark Sampson’s side became disjointed, England held on for a famous win which sparked joyous celebrations at the final whistle. …read more
Source:: BBC UK