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Summary

  1. England need point from final game to confirm place in quarters
  2. Taylor takes tally to four goals in two matches
  3. Spain awarded late penalty - then ref changes her mind
  4. England's Bright has header wrongly ruled out
  5. Scotland beaten 2-1 by Portugal earlier
  6. Scots could still qualify with win in final game

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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Lionesses go roaring on

FT: England 2-0 Spain; Scotland 1-2 Portugal

England Women
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That's just about it from the Women's Euros tonight then, after another win for England and another defeat for Scotland.

Do be sure to join us again on Thursday for the final games in Group D.

In the meantime, you can join Tom Rostance for Real Madrid v Manchester United right now by clicking here.

From me though, good night.

Thursday's line-up

FT: England 2-0 Spain; Scotland 1-2 Portugal

So, the final placings in Group D will be decided on Thursday night.

England meet Portugal in Tilburg at 19:45 BST.

At the same time, on the same night, Scotland will face Spain in Deventer.

The Scots must win to have any hope of qualifying, while Mark Sampson's Lionesses could go through even with a loss, in theory.

The top two will go through to the quarter-finals, which - in the case of Group D's qualifiers - would be on Sunday, 30 July.

Still to come at the Euros...

FT: England 2-0 Spain

This winning matches at major tournaments thing is quite fun, isn't it England fans?

I don't know about you, but I could get used to this.

Shall we have a look at who's up next in Group D?

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Andy Davis: Really gutsy performance from the ladies tonight gave it everything

Allan Challoner: In the words of V Meldrew - I don't believe it. After that we can't help but win the tournament.

Kyle: It's hardly smash and grab. Yes the Spanish have dominated possession but they have created very little with it

How it stands in Group D

FT: England 2-0 Spain

Table
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Some of you have astutely noticed that the 'as it stands' table posted earlier hadn't quite updated yet to indicate England's correct goal-difference, so here's how it really stands.

England are in command of Group D, with a far superior goal difference.

If they avoid defeat against Portugal on Thursday, England will qualify and win the group in the process.

'Second goal settled us'

FT: England 2-0 Spain

England goalscorer Jodie Taylor tells Channel Four: "The second goal settled us a bit in the final 10 minutes.

"I had a quick look to see where the goalie was and she just came flying out, so I had a little dink."

'We've got lessons to learn'

FT: England 2-0 Spain

Mark Sampson adds: "I can't remember Karen Bardsley having to make a save.

"We'd have liked to have more of the ball. But in the second half we got up to the ball quicker and got a bit more territory.

"We've got lessons to learn and we'll be better for Portugal. We'll get back, dry off and then think about Portugal.

"I'm delighted for Fran (Kirby) to get off the mark for this tournament and (Jodie) Taylor is obviously on fire as well."

'A big moment for us'

FT: England 2-0 Spain

England boss Mark Sampson tells Channel Four: "It's a huge result.

"We'll look back and say this was a big moment for us. We had to find a way to win, and that's exactly what we did.

"We knew we needed a win to top the group, and that's a big one for us."

How it stands in Group D

FT: England 2-0 Spain

BBC table
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How good does this look, England fans?

'Spain didn't create much'

FT: England 2-0 Spain

Jonathan Pearce

5 live commentator

Spain dominated possession but they didn't create much at all. It's a cliche but there's only one statistic which counts in football.

There is a scenario where three teams can end on six points, but England are virtually through.

'Only one outcome...'

FT: England 2-0 Spain

England goalscorer Fran Kirby on Channel Four: "I was nervous going through as I hadn't touched the ball yet! But luckily it came off.

"We knew that Spain would have more of the ball but we kept our shape, were disciplined and took our chances when they came. When Jodie Taylor goes one-on-one there is only one outcome.

"I am fine, I just took a kick on the ankle but I am perfectly fine. I'm loving it here, loving every second of it."

Scotland can still qualify

FT: England 2-0 Spain

That results means Scotland remain in with a chance of reaching the quarter-finals, despite their 2-1 loss earlier tonight.

They'll need to beat Spain on Thursday and hope that England also beat Portugal.

The Scots will also need to end up with a better goal-difference than Spain and Portugal (taking only their games against each other into account, so not including anyone's losses to England).

'England emptied their tanks'

FT: England 2-0 Spain

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

England's belief has never wavered. There were no signs of frustration, they stuck to their gameplan throughout and every single player worked tirelessly.

It hasn't been a pretty performance but it has been effective. They have emptied their tanks out there.

FT: England 2-0 Spain

Steph Houghton celebrates
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In tournament football, a win is a win, no matter how it comes.

And who's to say England don't deserve this?

Fine finishing, fine defending and a tireless shift put in by all.

They're top of the group with a three-point cushion ahead of the final group games.

FULL-TIME

England 2-0 Spain

England win again!

England 2-0 Spain

The seconds keep ticking by and England are dealing with all Spain throw at them.

England 2-0 Spain

Three minutes of added time have been indicated by the officials.

Spain have dominated the ball but just haven't been able to break this England side down.

England 2-0 Spain

Into the final minute of normal time then, and England are almost there.

This win wouldn't mathematically send them to the last eight, but they'll be all but through.

SUBSTITUTIONS (England and Spain)

England 2-0 Spain

England bring off the tournament's top scorer so far, Jodie Taylor, for midfielder Jo Potter, as they look to close this win out.

Meanwhile, Spain make two changes, bringing on Barbar Latorre of Barcelona and Virginia Torrecilla, for Amanda Sampedro and Leila Ouhabi.

England 2-0 Spain

England have been camped in their own half since the 10th minute, they've defended resolutely, they've chased the ball and they're tired.

But for all Spain's possession, they've never really forced England into a save.

And clinical finishing at the other end has been the difference. Jodie Taylor is in the form of her life, isn't she?

'Two shots, two goals'

England 2-0 Spain

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

What a fantastic conversion! The chance came her way through a deflection but she has that heightened awareness to be on the last shoulder and she took it brilliantly.

Two shots, two goals for England.

GOAL - England 2-0 Spain

Jodie Taylor

Jodie Taylor celebrates
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Smash. And. Grab.

England have surely won the game!

It's a neat move, it's a clever flick from Jordan Nobbs, it's a good run into the box from Jodie Taylor and it's a really, really calm finish!

Taylor has her fourth goal of the tournament and England are closing in on two wins from two.

England 1-0 Spain

Millie Bright launches a free-kick into the Spain area from deep, and it finds Jill Scott on the right, way out, but her downward header can't find an England teammate in the middle.

England 1-0 Spain

Anyway, after all that confusion, England have another seven minutes plus stoppage time to hold on for what would be a precious, precious win at the Euros.

A second win from two games would all but seal their place in the quarter-finals, and go a long way towards seeing them win the group too.

The current scoreline would also extend Scotland's stay in the tournament for at least another game, if not more.

England 1-0 Spain

Jacqui Oatley

Presenter

Can't believe anyone thought that should be a penalty against @ellsbells89. Can't give it when it's come off another part of the body. Ref?!

As seems to be the argument that the England players made to the referee, the ball popped up off Ellen White's thigh before hitting her on the arm.

SUBSTITUTION (England)

England 1-0 Spain

Perhaps before any more Spain players can ask her if she just handballed it in the area or not, Ellen White is taken off.

On comes new Barcelona striker Toni Duggan, to play against some of her new teammates.

England 1-0 Spain

Well, in the interests of balance here (although two wrongs don't make a right) England had a clear second goal unfairly ruled out for 'offside' in the first half... So let's call it even Spain, shall we... Yes?

'No penalty'

England 1-0 Spain

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

You're told not to argue as the referee never changes her mind.

Well, she just did!

'You can't do that!'

England 1-0 Spain

Jonathan Pearce

5 live commentator

I don't think you can do that! The referee has changed her mind! The Spanish bench are furious, I have not seen anything like that before!

NO PENALTY

England 1-0 Spain

Hold on a minute, it's not been given.

It looked for all the world as though the referee had pointed to the spot after Ellen White slipped in the area and accidentally handled the ball, but no.

Spain are baffled.

PENALTY (Spain)

England 1-0 Spain

Chance for Spain to level!

England 1-0 Spain

For all their possession, Spain are going to be worried. They're yet to really force Karen Bardsley into a save.

SUBSTITUTION (Spain)

England 1-0 Spain

Barcelona's 25-year-old striker Olga Garcia is coming on for Spain, to replace former Arsenal Ladies midfielder Vicky Losada.

Losada - who won the Women's FA Cup with Arsenal in 2016 - has had a decent game for Spain tonight.

England 1-0 Spain

It looks like Izzy Christiansen is slotting in on the left side of midfield, and striker Ellen White is vacating that role to move into a more central position.

SUBSTITUTION (England)

England 1-0 Spain

Manchester City's Izzy Christiansen comes on for England, for her first appearances at a major tournament.

Off goes Chelsea striker Fran Kirby, who put England ahead inside two minutes.

So England have four recognised midfielders on the pitch now.

YELLOW CARD (Spain)

England 1-0 Spain

England get some brief respite from the Spanish onslaught as Jodie Taylor is fouled on the halfway line and Andrea Pereira is booked for the challenge.

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Nick Locke: England just can't keep the ball. 3pts here will be a very good result. Dare I say harsh on Spain?

'Switch on!'

England 1-0 Spain

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

Jill Scott in action
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England need to wake up! They are on the back foot and getting caught out, mentally and physically they are being ground down. They are chasing the ball, they look tired and they need to be dragged forwards.

Switch on!

England 1-0 Spain

Spain flick a high through ball over Lucy Bronze and Steph Houghton's heads, towards Jennifer Hermoso, in to the area, and keeper Karen Bardsley comes out to deal with it but she doesn't make great contact with the ball and it's a corner to Spain.

But England deal with the set-piece well again.

Will Mark Sampson make a change soon?

England 1-0 Spain

England look to be in trouble for a split-second as Amanda Sampedro momentarily gets in behind Demi Stokes at the bye-line, but the England and Man City left-back does very well to scamper back and win the ball back.