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31′ After VAR check the penalty decision is rescinded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
A pulsating end to the first half.
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
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
Extra-time is underway
Nigeria start proceedings.
ET 90 mins: England 0-0 Nigeria