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England reach World Cup final despite Kerr stunner



England reached the Women’s World Cup final for the first time on Wednesday after defeating co-host Australia 3-1 in the  semi-final.

England will now face Spain, in an all-European title decider on Sunday.

Ella Toone drove England’s opener into the corner of the net in the 36th minute to silence the crowd of 75,784.

But Australia captain Sam Kerr brought them back into it with a stunning run and strike from 25 metres out in the 64th minute.

The Matildas defence failed to deal with a long ball over the top seven minutes later, however, Lauren Hemp nipped in to drill it into the net.

Kerr came close to scoring an equaliser but came up short and Alessia Russo powered home England’s third four minutes from time to send the European champions, semi-final losers at the last two World Cups, into Sunday’s final.


Muhyideen Jimoh

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