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Norway v England Live Commentary, 27/06/2019

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J. Scott (3)
E. White (40)
L. Bronze (57)
Stade Océane


That's all from us tonight folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
England will now face either France or the United States in their semi-final in Lyon on Tuesday, who face each other in Paris on Friday.
England are into the semi-finals of the World Cup after a 3-0 victory over Norway. They led 2-0 at the break, after goals from Scott and White but they could've been further ahead. Bronze then made it three with a phenomenal strike after 57 minutes, drilling into the back of the net after a short free-kick. Norway then had a few chances to get back into the game after some sloppy mistakes at the back by England and Bardsley was called into action to deny Hansen and Herlovsen, with Utland also seeing her strike cleared off the line by Houghton. England then should've made it four but Parris saw her penalty saved by Hjelmseth after a push on Houghton in the box. However it didn't matter as England saw the game out to reach back-to-back World Cup semi-finals.
90' + 4' Stoppage in play here as Visa is down with an injury, but it looks like she will be fine to continue with just a couple of minutes remaining.
90' + 3' England are keeping the ball well in these final few minutes, as the heads of the Norway players have dropped now. They now know that the game is out of their reach.
90' + 1' Decent effort! Bronze and Daly link up well down the right wing, with the latter playing a quick short ball into the path of Stanway, who tries to curl the ball into the top corner, but she gets too much on it and the ball flies wide.
90' There will be a minimum of FIVE minutes added timed played.
R. Daly
N. Parris
88' England now make their final change, with Parris coming off and she has been replaced by Daly.
M. Thorisdóttir
Yellow Card
88' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Thorisdottir after her late challenge on White.
87' Bardsley is called into action once again, after Skinnes Hansen shoots from a tight angle, but there isn't enough pace on the shot and Bardsley makes a good save.
S. Hansen
I. Wold
85' Third and final Norway substitution with Moe Wold coming off and she has been replaced by Synne Hansen.
N. Parris
Penalty Miss
83' MISSED! Parris steps up to take the penalty, but the keeper makes a terrific save to deny her to her right. Parris has already missed one penalty in this tournament. It remains 3-0 to England.
I. Hjelmseth
Penalty Save
83' SAVED! Great save by Hjelmseth to deny England a fourth goal! The keeper dives the right way and it was a good height for her, pushing the ball away to safety.
82' ENGLAND PENALTY! Thorisdottir shoves Houghton in the back as a deep free-kick is whipped into the box and the England skipper goes down. The referee points to the spot straight away.
80' There's just 10 minutes left to play now, plus any additional time. England lead 3-0 but Norway do look dangerous going forward at the moment. However, it all coming from mistakes at the back by England.
78' Stoppage in play here as Hjelmseth and White are both down injured, after a deep cross comes into the box and the Norway keeper manages to punch it away, but she clatters into the back of White in the process.
76' White is now England's outright record goalscorer at the Women's World Cup (6 goals), with her strike against Norway moving her ahead of Fara Williams (5).
G. Stanway
F. Kirby
74' England have also made a change, with Kirby replaced by Stanway.
A. Eikeland
G. Reiten
74' Another Norway change now, with Reiten coming off and she is replaced by Eikeland.
73' England have dropped into a 4-5-1 formation now, with Walsh sitting just in front of the defence as they try to soak up this Norway pressure.
71' England might need to make another change here as Norway are dominating possession at the moment and they've come very close to getting back into the game in the last few minutes. A few too many sloppy errors by England at the back.
69' ANOTHER SAVE! Norway are getting closer and they test England once again! This time it is Herlovsen, who turns Houghton and tries to find the bottom corner, but Bardsley rushes off her line and closes the angle, making a fantastic fingertip save to deny Norway a goal.
68' SAVE! Engen with a good ball through to Utland, she fires across goal trying to find the bottom corner but Bardsley gets down well and makes a good save.
66' OFF THE LINE! Utland gets in-behind after a poor backpass by Bright doesn't have enough pace on it and Bardsley is unable to reach it. The striker takes it past the keeper and then tries to fire it into the back of the net from a very tight angle but Houghton gets back and makes a superb block. That's Norway's first shot on target.
L. Karlseng Utland
K. Sævik
64' Norway make their first substitution with Saevik coming off the pitch and she has been replaced by Utland.
63' Norway are keeping the ball in their own half but as soon as they get into the middle of the pitch, England are putting them under a lot of pressure. They are about to make their first change of the game.
61' Great tackle! Bronze with a superb block to deny Norway a goal after a mistake by Houghton almost sees Hansen fire the ball towards the England goal from midway in the box.
59' England look full of confidence now, surely Norway come back from this scoreline? There is still half an hour left to play.
B. Mead
57' Mead spotted Bronze lurking in space on the edge of the penalty area, she plays a quick ball straight into her path and it's a wonderful strike by the right-back.
L. Bronze
57' GOOOAAALLL! What a strike by Bronze to make it 3-0! The right-back isn't picked up on the edge of the penalty area as Mead drills the ball out to her and Bronze scores a phenomenal goal, firing into the back of the net from 20 yards out. It's almost straight at Hjelmseth, but there is too much power on it.
56' Bronze wins a free-kick deep down the right-wing, after a good tussle with Engen, but the England full-back gets pushed to the ground by the Norwegian.
B. Mead
T. Duggan
54' England make their first substitution, with Duggan coming off and she has been replaced by Mead on the left-wing.
53' White is the second English player to score in four consecutive FIFA World Cup appearances after Gary Lineker between 1986 & 1990 - she is the first English player to do so in a single edition.
51' Free-kick to England in a good position, with Duggan standing over it from around 20 yards out. The ball into the box is poor but it falls to Bronze on the edge of the area, who fires it towards goal, but it's straight at Hjelmseth who makes a good save.
49' Positive start by Norway, they've come out and are pressing forward, getting more players up in attack and they are starting to test the England defence.
47' CHANCE! Good start by Norway, they work the ball well and get it into the penalty area and Hansen is unmarked in front of goal just a few yards out, but Houghton gets back and makes a superb tackle to divert it out of play. Just as the striker was about to fire towards the goal.
46' The second half is underway!
Norway are yet to have any chances at goal, with Bardsley not having a save to make so far. Hansen and Saevik have looked dangerous at times, but the England defence look comfortable and will be very pleased with their opening half performance. Norway need to show more attacking intent.
England lead 2-0 at the break and they got off to the perfect start, with Scott firing them ahead after just three minutes. Bronze did really well down the right wing, she pulled the ball back to White, who missed the ball and it fell to Scott who fired into the bottom corner. England had numerous chances to extend their lead, with Parris and White both going close, with the latter striking the the post. They then doubled their lead at the end of the half, with Parris squaring to White in the six-yard box, who puts it into the back of the net from close range.
45' CLOSE! Stokes with a terrific ball down left wing, with Scott making a late run at the far post, but she just can't get enough on her effort to turn it goalwards and the ball bounces wide of the post.
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played.
44' Not long left to play in the first half now, will we see anymore goals before the break? It's all England at the moment.
42' Stoppage in play after the goal as Kirby is down with an injury, the medical team are on the pitch but it looks like she will be fine to continue.
N. Parris
40' Parris chooses the correct option this time, she could've gone for goal herself but spotted White in the better position, squaring the ball to the striker.
E. White
40' GOOOAAALLL! England double their just before the break, it's 2-0! White slots home from close range after a terrific run by Parris down the right. The winger uses her pace to beat her marker and then squares to White, who is unmarked and fires into the back of an empty net.
39' CHANCE! Parris gets in at the far post after a deep cross into the box by Kirby, the winger sneaks in ahead of Minde. However, Parris heads the ball into the ground which takes much of the power away from the header and Hjelmseth makes a good save from close range. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
38' Norway have lost nine of the 12 previous Women's World Cup matches in which they have conceded first (W2 D1).
36' Almost! Bardsley almost gets caught out at the back after a pass back to her by Bright, the England keeper takes a heavy touch and Hansen almost nicks it away from her. However, she just manages to slide in and clear the danger.
34' Norway are awarded a free-kick after some tussling in the box as Duggan's free-kick comes into the area.
33' Free-kick to England in a decent position after Thorisdottir goes into the back of White. Duggan to whip the ball into the penalty area.
31' Blocked! Reiten breaks forward and the space opens up for her in front of goal to take a shot. She drills the ball low and hard, but Stokes manages to get back and makes a good block. The Norway players appeal for a penalty for handball, but nothing is given by the referee.
29' OFF THE POST! So close to a second for England! White finds space in the box as she's fed the ball by Parris, she then powers a shot towards the far corner but it strikes the post and bounces out wide.
28' Still no Norway chances at goal so far, Bardsley has had very little to do in the England goal, with her defence dealing with everything comfortably so far.
26' England are getting into some really good positions, but their final ball has been poor with a few too many sloppy passes taking the pace out of the game.
24' Excellent break forward by Parris, she gets fouled as she sprints free but White picks up the loose ball so the referee plays the advantage. However, White is forced wide after some good defending by Thorisdottir and Norway manage to get players back in position and the opportunity goes away.
23' England have never lost a Women's World Cup match after scoring the first goal (excluding penalty shootouts), winning 12 and drawing two of 14 previous such occasions.
21' CHANCE! Parris should double England's lead! The winger cuts inside from the right wing, she gets to the edge of the six-yard box and tries to curl the ball into the top corner, but she gets too much on it and it flies high over the bar. A pass to White or Kirby in the box would've been the better option.
20' The pace has dropped slightly in the last few minutes, with England producing a couple of sloppy passes which is handing the ball straight back to Norway.
18' England are back in control of possession, just taking the sting out of the Norway attacks. Parris and Bronze are linking up well down the right wing and are causing a few problems early on.
16' Good opportunity! Minde gets forward down the left wing and finds space behind Bronze, she chips the ball into the box, but Engen takes a bad touch and has to play it back to Saevik. The right winger then tries to take on Bright, but she dribbles it out of play.
14' This is more like it from Norway, they've managed to keep the ball better and restrict England's attacking threats going forward. Hansen looks very lively up front for Norway.
12' Norway and England have faced twice previously at the Women’s World Cup – Norway won 2-0 in the group stage in 1995, while England won 2-1 in the Last 16 in 2015.
10' Mistake by Mjelde as she tries to deal with a long ball over the top, she plays a pass back to her keeper but it doesn't have much pace on it and White almost nicks it away. However, Hjelmseth was quick to the danger and just gets to the ball in time.
8' The ball is drilled out to Bronze from the corner, she then whips a deep ball into the box, but it's too close to the keeper who makes a good catch.
7' England corner. Parris takes on Minde down the right way, she races past the Norway left-back, but her opponent does well and manage to make a tackle to divert the ball out of play for a set piece.
5' England are continuing to keep the ball and they are pressing forward in numbers looking for a second goal early on. Norway have struggled to get a touch on the ball so far.
L. Bronze
3' Bronze shows great skill and strength down the right and she picks of White perfectly, her missed kick then allows it to fall straight into the path of Scott.
J. Scott
3' GOOOAAALLL! What a start by England, they lead 1-0 after just three minutes! It's a terrific run down the right by Bronze, she gets all the way to the byline and just manages to keep the ball in play and pulls it back towards White, who mistimes her kick and instead it falls straight into the path of Scott, who fires the ball towards the bottom corner, it strikes the post and then trickles over the line.
1' Positive start by England! They kick-off and get the ball forward into the Norway final third straight away, with Stokes whipping a good cross into the box, but White is unable to get on the end of it. It's headed out of play by Thorisdottir, but the referee awards a goal-kick.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out on the pitch and the anthems are underway, so kick-off is just a few minutes away! Stay tuned for all of the match action.
There is just one change to the England side that beat Cameroon, with Greenwood dropping to the bench, with Stokes replacing her at left-back. Meanwhile Norway name the same side that beat Australia in the last-16.
ENGLAND SUBS: Alex Greenwood, Leah Williamson, Jodie Taylor, Mary Earps, Lucy Staniforth, Georgia Stanway, Abbie McManus, Beth Mead, Karen Carney, Carly Telford, Jade Moore, Rachel Daly.
ENGLAND (4-2-3-1): Karen Bardsley; Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Millie Bright, Demi Stokes; Keira Walsh, Jill Scott; Nikita Parris, Fran Kirby, Toni Duggan; Ellen White.
NORWAY SUBS: Emile Haavi, Cecilie Fiskerstrand, Karina Saevik, Therese Asland, Stine Hovland, Oda Marie Hove Bogstad, Skinnes Hansen, Cecilie Redisch Kvamme, Amalie Eikeland, Emilie Nautnes, Frida Maanum, Elise Thorsnes, Lisa-Marie Utland.
NORWAY (4-4-2): Ingrid Hjelmseth; Ingrid Moe Wold, Maren Mjelde, Maria Thorisdottir, Kristine Minde; Karina Saevik, Vilde Risa, Ingrid Engen, Guro Reiten; Caroline Graham Hansen, Isabell Herlovsen.
The winners of tonight's game will face either France or USA in the semi-final in Lyon on Tuesday.
Another added significance to the match is potential qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as only the top three European nations qualify from the World Cup, but seven of the eight quarter-finalists are from Europe, with the United States the only exception.
England are aiming to reach their third successive major tournament semi-final, having reached this stage in 2015 and two years ago in the European Championships. They beat Cameroon 3-0 in the last-16 to progress to the quarter-finals, meanwhile Norway beat Australia on penalties after the game finished 1-1 after 120 minutes.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Women's World Cup quarter-final match between Norway and England.