UEFA Women’s EURO 2022: England edge Spain in extra time


England were close to bowing out of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 at the quarter-final stage but levelled late on before beating Spain in extra time.

Spain had broken the deadlock before the hour mark, Esther Gonzalez taking advantage of a defensive lapse to drive a low shot past Mary Earps.

It wasn’t until six minutes from full time that the Lionesses got level, to the relief of the near 3,000 crowd at the Amex Stadium.

Substitute Ella Toone volleyed home at close-range from Alessia Russo’s ‘s knockdown to force the extra half hour.

England edge Spain in extra time
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The decider came six minutes into extra time, with a dramatic long-range Georgia Stanway effort.

Sarina Wiegman’s side will now take on either Sweden or Belgium in the semi-final, at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Tuesday 26 July.

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