By Alan Duffy
England made more history in the 2015 Women’s World Cup on Saturday night, making it into the semi-finals for the first time ever after a 2-1 win against hosts Canada.
Canada made a strong start, with Melissa Tancredi failing to most of a great early chance.
However, it was England who took the lead after just 14 minutes, with Jodie Taylor netting after the striker nicked the ball off Lauren Sesselmann before firing past Erin McLeod.
Things got even better for Mark Sampson’s side just three minutes later, with Lucy Bronze netting her second of the tournament from a Fara Williams free-kick.
Katie Chapman then hit the cross bar for the Lionesses.
Just before half-time, the hosts got themselves back into the game, with veteran forward Christine Sinclair scoring a yet another clanger from ‘keeper Karen Bardsley.
After the break, Canada pushed for the equaliser, with Sophie Schmidt going close late on.
However, England held on for an historic win which sets up an interesting semi-final clash with holders Japan.
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