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Summary

  1. Bronze with superb long-range winner
  2. England's first World Cup knockout win
  3. England will play hosts Canada in QF tie
  4. Match takes place 00:30 BST on Sunday

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Right then, that's us just about done but if England's Women's World Cup last-16 win has whet your appetite for more action from Canada then starting on BBC Two and online from 00:50 BST is USA versus Colombia as they go head-to-head for a place in the last eight.

We'll be back for live coverage of all the quarter-finals from Friday, so join us again then. Bye for now.

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Rachel Yankey

Former England midfielder

"Canada's manager John Herdman does like to talk and he will play mind games. Norway tried that a little bit too, with all the talk in the press before the match. But I think England will cope with that, just as they did today.

"Canada beat England in the last warm-up game before the World Cup started, but they won't be taking a lot from that. I'm sure John will come out with a few things to say but they will be ready."

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Natasha Dowie

Liverpool striker

"The warm-up game against Canada - it was not the best of games, quite edgy. I think the quarter-final tie will be completely different. England will need to use the crowd as a positive, believe in what they are good at and be a really tight group.

"Who will play against Canada? Against Norway Mark Sampson brought striker Jodie Taylor on. I don't know how fit she is after her injury problems before the tournament. She is probably not fit to start. Then there is Eni Aluko, who had been in great form coming into the tournament and started against France but has not played since. The coach has got a great handful to pick from."

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It is barely a month since England last met Canada, with the two meeting in a Women's World Cup warm-up towards the end of May. Canada won that one, with England second best for large periods of the game. England look to have come on a fair bit since then, though.

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Dani Passmore: Well done England! What a result! And Lucy Bronze - what a strike! Bring on the quarter-finals!

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Rachel Yankey

Former England midfielder

"Mark Sampson is the tinkerman, that's what everybody has been calling him. He will change the players, the formation I have no clue what team he will pick but I would go and play a nice game of positive football because that is what England are best at.

"Previous manager Hope Powell did a great job of setting up the team defensively over the years but the players felt frustrated that we went up to a certain point on the pitch and had no end product in the final third. We wanted to express ourselves and had the creative players to do that.

"England still do know how to defend but you have to give them a licence to express themselves, because I really believe they can go and win games."

Watch it again and again and again

Lucy Bronze's winner

England
BBC

Apparently that was Lucy Bronze's first shot on goal at the Women's World Cup. Reckon she will have a few more pops if she finds herself in similar positions against Canada.

You can watch the clip of Bronze's winner

right here.

Player reaction

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Jill Scott
BBC

England's Jill Scott, who came on as a substitute against Norway: "It is all a bit of a blur. The heat was a big test for us but I am just so pleased to win, two fantastic goals and we are jut pleased not to be going home.

"It is difficult when you are not starting but I just felt like I kept myself ready and did my bit to help the team. We go through a lot of tactics before games and I felt like I knew what I was doing."

Manager reaction

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Mark Sampson
Mark Sampson

England head coach Mark Sampson: "The team have made history and they deserve all the credit in the world. We knew it was a big game and the squad wanted to write their names in English football history and they have stepped up and delivered for the country.

"We have seen in the tournament that if you concede the first goal it is incredibly difficult to win a game - but I thought the group showed incredible resilience, character and game discipline. We can take incredible confidence from this victory.

"The substitutes made an incredible impact today. The object was to get to Vancouver and we are there now. We have got to play a tough game but lets keep this journey going."

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Erin Mccann: Some battling by England ladies, great win. Can't wait to watch the quarter finals.

Sophie L: I'll say it again though, massive impact from the subs in another game. Great use of the bench.

Earlofbrigand: Are you watching Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Edvard Munch, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Aha?! Your girls took one hell of a beating.

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Rachel Yankey

Former England midfielder

"If England go 1-0 up on Canada there will be massive pressure on them, because everybody will be expecting them to go through - all the fans of the home nation. England will need to be patient but they also have to be expressive.

"Being an underdog you have nothing to lose. That will take the pressure off us. Today, people looked a bit nervous, as if maybe the history was pining them down. Now, they can just go out and play."

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Joy, oh joy.

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Natasha Dowie

Liverpool striker

John Herdman celebrates
AP

"England need to get the balance right against Canada. They will need to keep it tight because Canada have gone far and will have a massive crowd behind them, but England will also need to have those players who can be positive going forward, because that is when they are at their best."

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So what happens next? Should England go for it from the outset against Canada in the last eight, or start cautiously and build from there like they did today?

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Former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis

BBC Radio 5 live

"Mark Sampson has really looked at changing the whole environment around the England team and has changed it for the better.

"Under him there has been a lot more consideration of things like how you really execute a gameplan. How you slow a game down if you need to, how to accelerate things when you can.

"England are gathering more and more momentum now. They are at the business end of the knockout stages and are winning games - their confidence is going to be growing. For me, that is only going to continue."

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Lucy Bronze celebrates
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England goalscorer Lucy Bronze: "I guess scoring the goal is a bit of history but it was a team effort and a tough game to play in, we are ecstatic to have won.

"The goal - it was one where normally I would pass but in training when I get to the edge of the area people say 'why not shoot?' so when I did.

"What a terrific game it will be against Canada. We saw a sold-out crowd for their game on Sunday so now we need to put this game to bed and move on to the next one."

Bronze's goal-den touch

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How much energy does Lucy Bronze have? She kept going and going in the searing heat and popped up with a beaut of goal.

Time to hear from the goal scorer now...

Next up for England

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England
BBC

England will face Canada in the quarter-finals on Sunday at 12:30 BST. Could they go all the way?

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Rachel Yankey

Former England midfielder

"Maybe the occasion got to England in the first half because they are a better team than what they showed. After that, you just have to go and attack, to show what you can do, and they did that. They have showed their character, tonight.

"And looking at the route through, England could be making it all the way to the final now."

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Natasha Dowie

Liverpool striker

"The girls are buzzing, hopefully they can kick on and make history now. The second half was much better and what a cracking goal to win it by Lucy Bronze."

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Henry Winter
Twitter

And so begins the Bjorge Lillelien commentary parodies...

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Former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis

BBC Radio 5 live

"Knowing what the girls have gone through over the past few years and all the changes that have been implemented, tonight it has all happened for them.

"Norway had all the possession in the first half but the substitutions? Credit to Sampson and to the players. They deserve it. They deserve to have made history for England."

Sue Smith

Former England forward

Isabell Herlovsen reacts
Reuters

"What a transformation - first half everyone was disappointed with England, in the second half they were absolutely fantastic. They stepped that bit higher, looked more positive on the ball. We said set pieces would be important and they were today.

"Jill Scott made a massive difference when she came on, provided more energy and width and showed qualify in possession."

FULL-TIME

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They're through! Historic for England as they win a knockout game at a Women's World Cup for the first time thanks to a much improved second-half display and a brilliant winner by Lucy Bronze.

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Norway launches the ball forward but regain the ball and knock it on for Jodie Taylor, who knocks it beyond her marker but can't get there quick enough. Seconds left.

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Former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis

BBC Radio 5 live

"This is history for England. The neutral might want to see both teams still going for it but England are doing well to slow things down. Norway are getting anxious and annoyed. Signs England are doing the right things."

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Now it is Jodie Taylor's turn to take the ball towards the corner flag. It is not pretty, but it's effective.

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Some good work by Jill Scott as she wastes a couple of precious seconds by taking the ball into the corner again. Boos ring out from the Norway fans, but England won't care.

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THREE minutes of stoppage time!

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Former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis

BBC Radio 5 live

"England are showing good game management at the moment. They are really hustling together as a team to make sure there are no easy chances."

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Not to tempt fate or anything, but two of the last three goals England have conceded have come in stoppage time. Can they hold out this time? They are in possession at the moment, as Jill Scott runs the ball into the corner.

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T Mark H: England leading 2-1 with a few minutes to go.... I can't watch. Great performance and game. Come on!

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The corner runs straight through and there are a few hearts in mouths as the loose ball falls to the feet of a Norway player, who shoots over. England can breathe a little easier.

SUBSTITUTION

Ingrid Moe Wold makes way with Lisa-Marie Utland on. Last throw of the dice for Norway.

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Former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis

BBC Radio 5 live

"If you want a player to come on and hustle people and never stop, you put Jill Scott on every single time. That is exactly why Mark Sampson brought her on and she's done that role fantastically.

"I feel like I'm in Narnia or some kind of alternate land where it's taking forever for time to pass."

FIVE TO GO

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Steph Houghton lunges out a foot to deny Ada Hegerberg pulling the trigger and puts the ball behind for a Norway corner...

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Freddie Hunt: Had to keep the goal celebration quiet. Almost forgot it's nearly midnight... might wake the neighbours.

Becca Le Blond: Please close this out please close this out please close this out.

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Seven minutes to go and Norway boss Even Pellerud is up out of his seat and looking a little nervy, while Mark Sampson has a glance at the clock. Next goal will be massive.

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And now the politicians are climbing on board....

Missed most of first half due to votes but all set for second half. Come on England! #FIFAWWC