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Women's World Cup: England Reach Semis After Beating hosts Canada
 
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28-Jun-2015  
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England reached the Women's World Cup semi-finals for the first time after beating hosts Canada 2-1 in Vancouver.

Two quick, early strikes gave England an advantage, with Jodie Taylor slotting home after Lauren Sesselmann's error, followed by Lucy Bronze's looping header.

Katie Chapman could have added a third with a nod-on of Fara Williams's free kick, but she hit the bar. Then Christine Sinclair brought her team back into it just before half-time, with Karen Bardsley spilling the ball at her feet and allowing her to tap home.

England lost Bardsley shortly after half-time with an eye injury, and Siobhan Chamberlain got the opportunity to play her first minutes of the tournament. She and her defence were under a lot of pressure throughout the second half, but they held on to take England into the last four.

KEY STATISTICS

* Lucy Bronze is the first English player with two career goals in the Women's World Cup knock-out stage.

* England are in the Women's World Cup semi-finals for the first time ever.

* Christine Sinclair scored her 155th international goal.
 
 
 
 
 

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