England defeated hosts Canada to claim a Women's World Cup semi-final spot for the first time after a 2-1 win secured a date with defending champions Japan.

Two goals in three minutes put the Lionesses in command, Jodie Taylor capitalising on Lauren Sesselmann's error to make it 1-0 with a low finish.

Defender Lucy Bronze doubled the lead with a back-post header before Katie Chapman headed against the bar.

Christine Sinclair reduced the deficit but England held on for a famous win.

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