BREAKING: 2023 WWC: Nigeria’s Super Falcons Lose To England (Photos)

Nigeria’s Super Falcons were the much better side on the night in Brisbane but England maintained their composure to go through on penalties, winning 4-2 to seal their spot in the last eight.

The Lionesses came out tops in Group D while Nigeria were second in Group B. Both sides have only met twice in the competition with England winning 3-2.

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0′ – The game is on!

16′ Nigeria’s hit the woodwork. Ashleigh Plumtre’s shot was just a few inches away.

26′ A miskick by Demehin leaves Russo with a clear sight of the goal from 18 yards – she goes for power but it’s comfortably saved by Nnadozie.

28′ Chance for England as Rachel Daly’s volley from a corner is well saved by Ndozie who blocks well from close range.

31′ Penalty for England as Rachel Daly is tripped in the box and England have a penalty!

31′ After VAR check the penalty decision is rescinded

37′ Nigeria regain the momentum after that disallowed penalty.

45+4′ Nigeria’s dynamic midfield and backline so far have proved resolute despite a growing  English wave of attacks

Half-time

A pulsating end to the first half.

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England 0-0 Nigeria

48′ Nigeria hit the bar again

52′ Kanu can’t keep the ball in at the back post from the corner as Nigeria keep stating their intentions in this riveting match

58′ Substitution for Nigeria, Asisat Oshoala replaces Ifeoma Onumonu

60′ Daly fires wide for England

68′ Nigeria enjoy long spells of possession, shifting England from side to side but the English team put forth stiff resistance
70′ It’s wave after wave of attack this past few minutes from Nigeria as England look for some form of respite. Nigeria get a corner for their efforts
75′ Great save from Nigeria’s number one, Chiamaka Nnadozie as she denies England a chance at goal
78′ Oshoala has struggled to make an impact  in this match since coming on
81′ It is still goalless in this match with Nigeria boasting the lion’s share of possession and attempts at goal
85′  Lauren Jame is booked

86′ Red card

Lauren James is sent off. England down to 10!

90+6′ It is still Nigeria with the advantage

End of the second half: England 0-0 Nigeria

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Extra-time is underway

Nigeria start proceedings.

ET 90 mins: England 0-0 Nigeria

ET 105′ England have made a change, Beth England is on for Lauren Hemp.
ET 111′ Nigeria are still dominating possession but nothing concrete has come of it yet.
ET 116′ Oshoala with a chance but a comfortable save for England’s goalkeeper, Mary Earps
ET 120′ Wiegman is waving her players forward, worried that they are sitting way too deep and almost demanding Nigeria attack them.
The second half comes to an end  and it is now down to penalties
England 0-0 Nigeria
Penalties 
Nigeria fail to England on penalties
Penalties  England 4-2 Nigeria
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