Norway suffered a 3-0 defeat in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World a Cup after goals from England’s Jill Scott, Ellen White and Lucy Bronze saw England progress to the next stage of the tournament.
England started the game off extremely well by getting a goal in just under 3 minutes (this is the quickest goal of the tournament so far). A cross from Lucy Bronze saw Jill Scott’s shot hit the post and then go in, giving England a 1-0 lead.
On the 40th minute Ellen White managed to turn the ball into the back of the net from a cross from Nikita Parris giving them a 2-0 advantage.
In the early stages of the second half England’s captain was forced to make a great clearance after Norway’s effort wasn’t close from a goal.
Lucy Bronze (who was player of the match) managed to get on the scoresheet on the 57th minute after Beth Mead took a free kick and Bronze’s shot went straight down the middle of the goal getting England their 3rd goal of the game.
A bad pass from England’s defence meant Karen Bardsley had to come out of her goal. The Norway player managed to get past Bardsley which forced Steph Houghton to make a spectacular goal-line clearance.
The Lionesses were awarded a penalty late in the game after Norway defender Maria Thorisdóttir pushed Steph Houghton over in the box. Nikita Parris took the penalty but the Norway keeper made a great save to stop England getting their 4th goal.
Norway had their chances in the game but none of them found the back of the net.
England are now through to the semifinals and will face either France or the USA.
Norway: Hjelmseth, Moe Wold, Thorisdottir, Mjelde, Boe Risa, Herlovsen, Graham-Hansen, Engen, Reiten, Minde, Saevik
England: Bardsley, Bronze, Houghton, Bronze, Stokes, Walsh, Parris, Scott, Kirby, Duggan, White