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Norway v England – 22nd Jun 2015 | Report | FIFA Women’s World Cup | Sky Sports Football

Lucy Bronze’s stunning effort gave a win over and a place in the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals following an historic first ever victory in a knockout match at the tournament.

Solveig Gulbrandsen gave Norway the lead early in the second half before a Steph Houghton header and Bronze’s long-range strike secured a 2-1 win, setting up a quarter-final tie with hosts Canada on Saturday.

England forged the first opportunity of the game after a delightful ball from Fara Williams was met by Bronze, who crossed for Toni Duggan but the striker’s header was wide of the target.

Norway should have gone ahead minutes later when Herlovsen was clean through on goal, but Karen Bardsley rushed off her line to deny the Norway striker and keep the score goalless.

Karen Carney looked like England’s biggest threat in the first half and the Birmingham midfielder was denied a hopeful penalty when she went down in the area on the half-hour mark.

 

 

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