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Summary

  1. England through to Euro 2017 semi-finals
  2. Taylor scores winner - her fifth of tournament
  3. Lionesses will meet hosts Netherlands on Thursday
  4. Result ends 43-year wait for win over France
  5. Jill Scott will miss semi after being booked
  6. Austria beat Spain on penalties to reach semis
  7. Holders Germany knocked out by Denmark

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

  1. Good night!

    And with that we bid you good night.

    See you all Thursday?

  2. 'Now England have an identity'

    England 1-0 France

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

    I’ve seen a change in Mark Sampson since the World Cup and it manifests itself in the girls and how they conduct themselves, their morals and ethos. That is the biggest credit to Mark.

    His tactics in the World Cup were questionable at times. He chopped and changed his team and I’m not sure he knew his preferred style.

    But now England do have an identity, they do know what their best team is and it shows how much Mark Sampson has grown into this.

  3. 'It's a huge result'

    England 1-0 France

    Mark Sampson

    England manager Mark Sampson, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm proud of them. they work so hard and are desperate to improve. All those qualities were apparent tonight. This was a tough game against an excellent French team. Olivier's done an excellent job with them - they're one of the best in the world for a reason.

    "It's a huge result for us because this is a French team that beat America to win the SheBelieves Cup, they came in as one of the favourites and are full of Champions League winners. It's a big result and I'm very, very proud."

  4. Support from England Hockey

    England 1-0 France

  5. 'I am incredibly proud'

    England 1-0 France

    Mark Sampson

    England manager Mark Sampson: "I am incredibly proud of the players who showed what they are all about. However long that game went on we weren't going to be broken down. This is a French team who without a doubt are one of the best in the world. We ground out another result.

    "We don't listen to the bookies, none of us bet, we're not allowed to! We'll keep bringing the best performance we can. It's another clean sheet and both of our goalies weren't really worked tonight.

    "There are only four left and any team here has earned their right to be there. We will do our best and try and get through to the final."

  6. Chamberlain praises 'clinical' England

    England 1-0 France

    Siobhan Chamberlain, England's substitute keeper who played in the second half, has spoken to BBC Radio 5live.

    "I'm not too sure what happened to Karen [Bardsley]. She went down and she couldn't shake it off. So I got to play 15 minutes and it's a repeat of the World Cup quarter-final, which we also won.

    "When you're coming on, they can't start the game without you so it's an opportunity to take your time and get on when I'm ready and focused.

    "It was a fantastic display from front to back. Everyone was commanding their areas. It was clinical from Taylor.

    "The Netherlands are unbeaten for a reason. A lot of their players we know in the WSL. We'll go and work on the game plan to try and win."

    England v France
  7. Post update

    We are still waiting for Mark Sampson's reaction. Don't underestimate how big a win that was for him. After his pre-match comments he would have been in trouble with a defeat.

    Mark Sampson
  8. Post update

    England 1-0 France

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport

    That's the strongest squad of players the #Lionesses have ever knocked out of a major tournament. France were expected to win the Euros

  9. 'Bodies on the line'

    England 1-0 France

    More from the England captain Steph Houghton: "Stoppage time felt like forever but that's what we're about, resilience.

    "All respect to France they have world-class players but we pride ourselves on clean sheets and we put our bodies on the line."

  10. 'I knew they weren't going to break us down'

    England 1-0 France

    England captain Steph Houghton on BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm delighted. You could tell by the celebrations how much it meant. We knew it would be tough but it showed what we're about - we put out bodies on the line for that win.

    "The character and determination were unbelievable. I knew they weren't going to break us down.

    "It means everything. We're experienced in big games and we know we can dig results out and we're looking forward to a semi-final against the Netherlands."

  11. 'It's theirs to lose'

    England 1-0 France

    Jacqui Oatley

    TV Presenter

    Brilliant, @Lionesses. Proving they have the mentality for the big occasion these days. No longer the underdogs. It's theirs to lose.

    Millie Bright
  12. 'I was always going to shoot'

    England 1-0 France

    England striker Jodie Taylor on Channel 4: "I was fortunate that the keeper went down early. As soon as Lucy slipped me the ball I knew the keeper would move early, I've seen a lot of footage.

    "My last thought was to hit the ball clearly, I was always going to shoot! The stoppage time felt like such a long time, my heart rate was up there.

    "I did watch the Germany game, it leaves everything wide open. I can't wait for the semi now. We have said all along that we wanted to play the Netherlands, we relish it."

  13. Post update

    England 1-0 France

    Clear your schedules for Thursday evening. England meet the Dutch in Enschede, it's a 19:45 BST kick-off. Of course you can follow it all with us.

  14. From one England squad to another

    England 1-0 France

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  15. Get involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111

    Ben Dunbar: Comment les aimez-vous les pommes?

    Duncan Moris: Harsh on the French, England second best all night, but some gutsy stuff and one chance for JT gets us through!

  16. Post update

    England 1-0 France

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

    What every single player has is belief. They are all at the top of their game. I don't think there's one player who isn't in peak physical condition.

    Siobhan Chamberlain came in and it's an emotional time, she would have been nervous. But you step over the white line and it falls into place.

  17. Get involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111

    SamC: Fantastic! Best England performance I've ever watched in my 27 years. Buzzing!

  18. 'Making history!'

    England 1-0 France

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

    Once again these girls make history, doing it when it counts. They've done it in the biggest stage. They've ground out a 1-0 victory and I feel so proud of those girls out there.

    England celebrate
  19. Post update

    England into the semis

    A collage of sporting emotions played out before us in Deventer. France captain Amandine Henry hides her head in her shirt, injured England keeper Karen Bardsley limps out to join the celebrations, Camille Abily emerges with a child in her hands. Is that goodbye from her?

    She is in deep tears.

  20. Post update

    England into the semis

    It doesn't get easier for England. They will face the hosts Netherlands in the semis on Thursday night.