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England 2-1 Canada (Full Time) – Live-Text – Quarter-Final

England 2-1 Canada

  • England beat Norway, Canada beat Switzerland
  • Winners will face Japan in Semi-Final
  • Jodie Taylor puts England in front, before Lucy Bronze doubles England’s lead
  • Melissa Tancredi has missed 2 great chances for Canada.
  • Half-Time England 2-1 Canada
  • England have to replace Bardsley in goal with Chamberlain due to an eye injury in 52nd minute

All Times British Summer Time (BST)

FULL TIME England 2-1 Canada

90+4 mins

Houghton shoots the 20 yard free-kick over.

90+3 mins England Sub

Stoney on for Chapman

90+3 mins – YELLOW CARD

This is controversial. Taylor is fouled by Sesselmann just outside the box, Taylor is through on goal. Surely a red card?

90+2 mins

Canada have a free-kick 40 yards. McLeod’s delivery is poor and England clear. COME ON ENGLAND

90+1 mins

FIVE MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL TIME. My heart can’t take this.

90 mins

Canada have a corner. Schmidt picks out Sinclair, but her header goes well wide.

88 mins

Allysha Chapman puts a great ball in, Schmidt can’t get a shot off, Buchannan is tackled by Moore. Belanger shoots from 30 yards, but Chamberlain makes a great catching dive. First shot she’s had to save.

84 mins

Buchannan makes a surging run into the England half, but once again Canada can’t get the shot off. Nervy times from England.

83 mins – CLOSE

Leon gets a great cross in, but Schmidt volleys over. They’ve yet to test Chamberlain.

82 mins

Allysha Chapman plays Leon down the left, she breaks into the box, she can’t get the shot off and the ball squirms past Chamberlain, but Rafferty clears.

RECORD CROWD

For the third time, Canada’s soccer attendance has been broken in the tournament. 54,027.

79 mins – England Sub

Ellen White replaces Fara Williams

78 mins

Katie Chapman plays a long ball up to Jodie Taylor, she holds the ball up, tries to pick out Jill Scott on the edge of the box, but Sesselmann makes a great last-ditch tackle

77 mins – Canada Sub

Kaylyn Kyle replaces Desiree Scott.

77 mins

Leon’s cross is cleared to Sinclair, whose shot is headed clear by Houghton

76 mins

Carney is fouled by Belanger just outside the box. Just the left of centre, 20 yards from goal. Houghton takes it, but McLeod saves low down. Too close to her.

73 mins

Jill Scott does brilliantly to win a free-kick on the right, near the byline. Williams ball is too easy for McLeod.

71 mins – Canada Sub

Adriana Leon replaces Melissa Tancredi.

70 mins

England have a free-kick on the left, 30 yards from goal. Williams delivery is cleared, and then Bronze puts in a good ball but McLeod catches it.

69 mins

Matheson’s cross is cleared by Bassett, Belanger’s cross is good but Lawrence is penalised for a push.

64 mins

The free-kick is just to the left, 20 yards from goal. Sinclair’s effort curls over.

yellow63 mins – Yellow Card

Jade Moore fouls Allysha Chapman just outside the box

Canada62 mins – Canada Sub

Diana Matheson replaces Rhian Wilkinson

62 mins

Indecision in the England area from Bassett and Houghton nearly cost England, but Canada can’t take advantage as Tancredi tries to pass to Sinclair instead of shooting.

61 mins

For a second I thought England have a penalty. Jill Scott whips the ball across to Carney who goes down in the box under Wilkinson’s challenge, but the referee correctly rules the England player controlled with her hand/

56 mins

Williams launches the corner in, Jill Scott heads down and Houghton’s shot is brilliantly blocked by Sesselman, and McLeod catches.

55 mins – CLOSE

Carney steals the ball off Schmidt, runs at the box, sets up Taylor whose shot is curling in at the far post, but McLeod tips it round the post.

54 mins

Sinclair puts in a great cross, which causes chaos, but England clear eventually before Canada can get a shot off.

52 mins – England Sub

Siobhan Chamberlain comes on for Karen Bardsley.

49 mins

Canada have a free-kick on the half-way line, Sesselman’s ball is good but Tancredi is penalised for a foul. Bardsley is down with an eye injury, and it looks like England will bring on a replacement keeper.

48 mins

Katie Chapman sets up Carney, who slips as she shoots from 20 yards and her effort just goes over.

SECOND HALF

Canada kicks off the second half. Come on England!

HALF TIME England 2-1 Canada

England can’t make wins easy can they?

Canadafootball-342 mins – GOAL England 2-1 CANADA (Christine Sinclair)

Ashley Lawrence turns Jade Moore, breaks into the box and fires a curling ball/shot to the far post, Bardsley should catch it – but she spills it and Sinclair is there to fire in the rebound

38 mins

Canada have a free-kick just inside their half, Sesselman launches the ball, Sinclair heads down, and Laura Bassett scrappily clears.

34 mins

Schmidt’s corner is punched clear by Bardsley. Canada recycle the ball, and Desiree Scott’s ball back in bounces just in front of Bardsley, but the keeper catches it.

33 mins

Canada have a free-kick just inside England’s half. Sesselman’s ball in is never cleared, and Sinclair has a shot blocked behind by Houghton.

32 mins

Canada have a corner. Schmidt’s delivery is great, but Katie Chapman clears in superbly.

30 mins

Canada play a free-kick down the right to Rhian Wilkinson, but her cross is headed clear by Steph Houghton. The hosts come back, with Belanger’s cross picking out Sinclair whose header goes wide.

28 mins – CLOSE

England have a free-kick 35 yards on the left-wing. Williams delivery picks out Katie Chapman and her header loops up, McLeod misses it and the ball hits the crossbar. Lost in the sun?

26 mins

Before today, Canada hadn’t scored two goals in their last 21 games. That will need to change. They hadn’t conceded twice in their last 15 games. They like their 1-0 wins… That won’t happen today. Fara Williams is back on.

24 mins

Fara Williams is down with a knock to her ankle. Hopefully she will be okay.

23 mins

England have a corner. Williams tries to pick out Bronze, but Canada just about deal with it.

19 mins

Sinclair cuts off the right, and into the box and she tries to curl the ball into the far post, but it goes wide.

18 mins

Canada have another free-kick on the left. Schmidt picks out Tancredi who was unmarked, but she heads over.

England football-314 mins – GOOOOOALLL ENGLAND 2-0 Canada (Lucy Bronze)

England have a free-kick 40 yards from goal.Fara Williams picks out Lucy Bronze at the far side, her header loops over McLeod, hits the crossbar and over the line. England have been trying to do that all World Cup. Terrible from Canada.

England football-311 mins – GOOOOALLL ENGLAND 1-0 Canada (Jodie Taylor)

Lauren Sesselmann mishits a pass, Jodie Taylor steals it, runs, beats Allysha Chapman and then on the edge of the box places the ball into the bottom-left corner. WHAT A START!

10 mins

Canada have a free-kick on the left. Schmidt’s ball in is headed clear by Fara Williams. Canada get the ball back in, but it goes out for a goal-kick.

8 mins – CLOSE

Karen Carney does brilliant down the left, breaks into the box, but is tackled by Sophie Schmidt. Canada break, Christine Sinclair plays an incredible ball to the unmarked Melissa Tancredi, who beats Lucy Bronze and then fires the ball over. Must hit the target.

5 mins

Canada have a free-kick on the left. Sesseelmman launches the ball into the box, Bardsley punches clear superbly. England try and counter, but Carney’s ball is intercepted.

KICK-OFF

England gets this quarter-final underway.

00:30

Laura Bassett was limping in the pre-match warmup, but she still starts.

00:25

National anthem time. God Save The Queen up first.

00:22

England won their first ever knockout game as they came from behind to defeat Norway 2-1. These two met in the 2015 Cyprus Cup where England won 1-0. However, in a pre-tournament friendly, Canada won 1-0 thanks to Sophie Schmidt’s goal. This is going to be a long night….

00:19

Interestingly, in the dugout it is England vs Wales. John Herdman, the Canadian coach comes from County Durham, whilst Mark Sampson is Welsh.

England00:14 – England Team

(4-3-3) Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Laura Bassett, Claire Rafferty, Jade Moore, Jill Scott, Fara Williams, Katie Chapman, Karen Carney, Jodie Taylor.

Canada00:14 – Canada Team

(4-3-3) Erin McLeod, Rhian Wilkinson, Kadeisha Buchanan, Lauren Sesselmann, Allysha Chapman, Ashley Lawrence, Desiree Scott, Sophie Schmidt, Melissa Tancredi, Josee Belanger, Christine Sinclair.

00:10

Welcome to my live-text coverage of England vs Canada in the Quarter-Final. There is something about England and quarter-finals, and it is not a good thing. Records are there to be changed? Right? Just have to deal with 54,000 hostile Canadians…

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