Georgia Stanway’s sensational added-time winner sends Sarina Wiegman’s England via to the semi-finals of the European Championships.
The Lionesses scored 14 goals and did not concede in the group phases to top Group A. Spain in the meantime completed next in Group B to set a tie in the quarter-finals in opposition to the host nation.
La Roja ended up not at their finest prior to the knockout rounds but they were the far better facet up right up until the interval. England striker Ellen White experienced a goal disallowed before 50 %-time as she was flagged for offside.
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England manufactured a shiny commence right after the restart but it was Spain who deservedly took the direct in the 54th minute.
Athenea del Castillo bought absent from Rachel Daly on the flank prior to she played in Gonzalez. The ahead managed it before she smartly discovered the bottom corner with her shot.
Wiegman’s staff pushed for an equaliser and their difficult get the job done paid off in the 84th minute. Alessia Russo’s cross was sooner or later bundled residence by Ella Toone.
The activity went to additional-time and England done their comeback in the 96th moment. Stanway sophisticated toward Spain’s objective just before she unleashed a fierce strike that flew into the leading corner.
England were being designed to journey out some tense times prior to the remaining whistle, but they did just that to reserve their put in the semi-finals.
They will fight it out with Sweden or Belgium future Tuesday at Bramall Lane around a place in the closing on July 31 at Wembley.
A lot more to follow…