England’s women team, the Lionesses, reached their first Women’s World Cup final as they beat co-hosts, Australia on a historic evening.
The Lionesses became the first England football team since 1966 to reach a senior final on the world stage.
They qualified for the final with by Silencing a sell-out crowd at Stadium Australia with their 3-1 victory.
Ella Toone gave England the lead in the first half with a superb first-time strike which sailed into the top corner.
The Lionesses controlled proceedings until the second half when Australia threw everything at them.
Chelsea and Australia’s star striker Sam Kerr – starting her first match of the tournament – struck a 25-yard stunner over goalkeeper Mary Earps’ head to make it 1-1.
But England found a way back into the game when Lauren Hemp pounced on a defensive error to restore their lead.
Alessia Russo also made sure of victory late on to set up a final with Spain on Sunday.