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England made it through to the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals by beating Nigeria on penalties..

England made it through to the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals by beating much stronger Nigeria on penalties.
Though England have been not at their fine and appeared in hassle.
But the Lionesses came out strong in extra time and took it to penalties after the game completed goalless at the quit of 120 mins. Chloe Kelly — the scorer in their prevailing aim in the European Championship very last — scoring the decisive spot kick.
Nigeria settled well inside the first half and had been nearly breaking the deadlock while Ashleigh Plumptre hit the woodwork with a fierce strike, together with her forcing a good stop out of Mary Earps moments later.

But England had also chances, most considerably when Alessia Russo pressured a top notch shop out of Chiamaka Nnadozie, who needed to deny Rachel Daly from a corner no longer long after. The Lionesses notion they had their largest danger but to interrupt the deadlock while a penalty became given against Rasheedat Ajibade for a push on Daly, but it changed into overturned.
After the match Nigeria head coach Randy Waldrum has said his side had the better chances this evening but that he was proud of his players for taking the game to reigning European champions England.
he further added “We had every opportunity to get it done. Unfortunately, we couldn’t quite get it done. We had the best chances, we hit the crossbar twice. When it gets to penalties, it’s anyone’s game.”

Now the draw has really opened up for England. They will play either Colombia, who beat Germany 2-1 in the group stages, or Jamaica, who held Brazil and France to goalless draws, in the quarter-finals.


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