We’re in the semi-final! Us, England, we’re in! We literally can’t stop shouting about this. The Lionesses have brought England to victory once again with two spectacular goals in their game against host nation Canada, taking England to the semi-final. THE SEMI-FINAL!
Jodie Taylor kicked things off (quite literally) with England’s first goal, taking full advantage of Canada’s Lauren Sesselmann’s blunder and putting England in good stead.
Then what happened? Oh nothing much, just our golden girl Lucy Bronze headed in England’s second goal just a few minutes later! Two goals in three minutes! Yep, you can pick your jaw up off the ground now.
While Christine Sinclair squeezed a goal in after the break, bringing the score up to 2-1 to England, the Lionesses stayed strong and ended the game reigning victorious.
Taylor and Bronze have no doubt made household names of themselves, but as a team they have brought England to where they are now.
‘Our aim before coming here was to inspire a nation,’ said Steph Houghton, team captain. ‘Hopefully we’ve done that. We’re making history but our ultimate aim is to keep growing our game.’
Their game is certainly growing, that’s for sure. They’re the third England team to ever reach a World Cup semi-final. Back in 1966 the men’s team won the World Cup, while in 1990 we were beaten at the semi-finals. This team of women are our strongest yet, leaving us all thinking, ‘We might actually win this thing!’
When talking about Wednesday’s game, Bronze wasn’t fazed by World Cup holders Japan. ‘They’re the holders so it’s a big deal. It’s exciting. Japan are favourite but we’re confident we can win. We also know how we can beat them. England are going all the way.’
We like your confidence, Lucy, and we’re right there behind you all. Bring it on, Japan. Bring. It. On.
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