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85'
G. Stanway
Yellow Card
76'
F. Kirby
B. Mead
4 - 0
68'
A. Russo
Goal
3 - 0
48'
L. Bronze
B. Mead
2 - 0
34'
B. Mead
L. Bronze
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
58% 42%
7
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 4
Total Passes 453 310
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Commentary

90' + 3' FULL-TIME: ENGLAND 4-0 SWEDEN
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time are added on.
89' Chance! Russo almost grabs another as she flicks Hemp's cross inches wide of the far post.
A. Greenwood
R. Daly
87' Daly also walks off with Greenwood taking her place.
J. Scott
G. Stanway
87' England make a double substitution: Stanway heads off following the yellow card with Scott coming on.
87' England are still desperate to hang onto their clean sheet as Williamson clears Rolfo's header off the line.
C. Kelly
B. Mead
86' Mead heads off after a superb display with Kelly coming on.
G. Stanway
Yellow Card
85' Stanway is booked after colliding with Eriksson.
83' Sweden are reeling as Eriksson narrowly avoids slicing Mead's cross into her own net.
81' It looks like England are into the final now as the crowd create a party atmosphere at Bramall Lane.
E. Toone
F. Kirby
79' Kirby's replaced by Toone following that goal.
B. Mead
Assist
76' Mead's day gets better and better as she sends through a superb pass to set Kirby up for an exquisite finish.
F. Kirby
Goal
76' Kirby makes it four! Mead breaks free from a throw-in and slips Kirby clean through on goal! The attacker takes a touch before angling a superb chip from 25-yards that arcs just over Lindahl before bouncing into the net!
H. Bennison
L. Sembrant
76' Sembrant also departs with Bennison coming on.
L. Hurtig
S. Blackstenius
76' Two more changes for Sweden: the first sees Blackstenius head off for Hurtig.
75' Sweden are trying to play with real urgency now, but it feels as though it's too late.
N. Björn
Yellow Card
73' Bjorn is booked after a cynical trip on Mead. Sweden are struggling to cope with England now.
70' The Lionesses can almost see Wembley now! England are 3-0 up and just need to remain calm to reach the final now.
A. Russo
Goal
68' Russo makes it three! 3-0. It's a sensational goal from Russo. Kirby gets to the byline and cuts it back to Russo who fires an eight-yard strike against Lindahl. However, Russo pounces on the rebound and flicks a backheel from a tight angle that nutmegs Lindahl on its way into the net. A moment of pure inspiration!
67' Hemp jinks dangerously into the box before drilling a delivery into the box that evades everyone.
66' SAVE! Earps denies Blackstenius. England struggle to clear a string of Sweden crosses before Blackstenius flicks a looping effort towards goal. Earps is well positioned though and acrobatically rises to tip it over the bar. The resulting corner is cleared behind as Sweden continue to build the pressure.
64' Asllani wastefully curls a corner into the side-netting.
62' England have a firm grip on this game now, but Sweden are by no means giving up. This will be a crucial test of England's credentials in the next 30 minutes.
59' OFF THE BAR! England almost wrap things up. Russo drives down the line and sends in a dangerous cross that beats Lindahl, presenting Hemp with an open goal! However, Hemp has to stretch for it and her close-range lunge sends the ball crashing against the bar!
A. Russo
E. White
57' White makes way for Russo up top for England.
57' Sweden continue to pour forward as Blackstenius nods Kaneryd's cross comfortably wide.
J. Andersson
A. Ilestedt
55' Ilestedt heads off with Andersson coming on.
53' MISS! Kaneryd sends a superb cross to the back post where Ilestedt bundles a close-range effort narrowly wide! That was a huge chance for Sweden to get one back.
J. Rytting Kaneryd
S. Jakobsson
52' Jakobsson also departs with Kaneryd coming on.
C. Seger
F. Angeldahl
51' Sweden instantly make a double substitution following the goal: the first sees Angeldahl head off for Seger.
50' Well, England will be delighted with their start to the half. Sweden were dangerous before the break but they'll find it hard to overturn this two-goal deficit.
B. Mead
Assist
48' Mead picked out Bronze with a precise corner and the defender netted with a wonderful header. There was a brief VAR check for an offside against White who might have obscured the goalkeeper's view, but the goal is given!
L. Bronze
Goal
48' GOALL! BRONZE DOUBLES THE LEAD! 2-0. Mead clips the corner to the back post, where an unmarked Bronze is on hand to steer a clever header back across goal and into the far corner!
47' Kirby slips Hemp in behind with a superb reverse pass, but her cross goes behind for a corner.
46' Sweden kick off the second half.
3' That's all for now though, goodbye!
2' The result means that England reach their first Euros final since 2009. Sweden, meanwhile, fall in the semi-finals.
1' England reach the final of Euro 2022 after a dazzling performance against Sweden. The hosts started off anxiously as Sweden went close several times: Jakobsson forced two fine saves from Earps, before Blackstenius thumped a header against the bar. However, England eventually settled into the game and took the lead when Mead finished off Bronze's cross. Going into the interval it looked as though a tense second half awaited, but England blew their opponents away. Bronze headed in to make it 2-0, before Russo's sensational backheel made it three. And it got even better for England when Kirby chipped Lindahl to secure the win.
Sweden are still well and truly in this game though and you sense England will need a second goal today.
England take a narrow 1-0 lead into the break. Sweden flew out of the traps as Earps pulled off two fine saves to deny Jakobsson, before Blackstenius headed against the bar from a corner. However, England eventually settled and began to grow into the game. Mead narrowly missed with a header at the back post, before the attacker opened the scoring with a superb finish following Bronze's precise cross to give England the lead heading into half-time.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: ENGLAND 1-0 SWEDEN
44' Mead sends in a cross from deep, but Lindahl gets there before White. Kirby picks off the goal kick and shoots from distance but it drifts wide of the far post.
42' Mead has been unstoppable in the Euros so far: she has six goals and two assists in five games.
40' Stanway lashes a shot comfortably over from 30 yards.
38' Stanway gets in behind the defence and squares it across the face of goal, only for Eriksson to hook it clear.
36' Well, it's been a tight first half, but England have the lead! And it took a moment of inspiration from Bronze and Mead to achieve it.
L. Bronze
Assist
34' It was a superb cross from Bronze. She could have easily clipped a hopeful ball into the six-yard box, but instead she showed the composure to pick out Mead who finished brilliantly!
B. Mead
Goal
34' GOALL! MEAD! 1-0. England take the lead. White narrowly misses Hemp's cross and it runs towards Bronze near the touchline. The full-back quickly finds Mead inside the box with a precise pass and Mead swivels before hitting a crisp 10-yard strike across Lindahl and into the far corner!
33' Asllani's dangerous free-kick is headed clear by Daly. England have coped well with Sweden's aerial threat since the early header that hit the bar.
31' Bronze rises highest to meet Mead's corner, but her header drifts across goal and wide.
29' Mead keeps her composure and avoids fouling Jakobsson inside the box as the ball trickles behind.
27' Stanway snatches at her shot on the edge of the box and Lindahl saves it easily.
25' England look to control the game with long spell of possession in their own half.
23' Jakobsson sends in a dangerous low cross and it looks as though Angeldahl will get a clear shot at goal from 12 yards! However, Kirby tracks back industriously to intercept the cross.
21' Mead lets fly from the edge of the box but Sembrant bravely blocks it. This game is finally settling into a consistent pattern: England are controlling possession, while Sweden are sitting deep and waiting for opportunities on the break.
19' Another Sweden corner causes panic, but Kirby eventually helps it clear.
17' Mead sends in an enticing cross but Eriksson is there to nod it behind.
15' Side-netting! Rolfo snatches possession from Bronze before driving into the box and lashing a vicious 15-yard strike into the side-netting!
13' Kirby fires high and wide with a speculative shot from distance.
11' OFF THE BAR! Sweden win a corner and they clip it into the six-yard box. Blackstenius beats Earps to the ball but she can only divert her header onto the bar and away! Sweden are getting closer and closer.
9' Save! Another chance for Sweden on the counter. Jakobsson darts in behind Bright and Bronze to get through on goal! The attacker sweeps a 20-yard strike towards the bottom corner but Earps pushes it wide!
7' CHANCE! Kirby sends in a superb cross from deep and Mead arrives at the back post to glance it narrowly wide! A huge chance for both teams already in this one.
5' It's been a frantic start, as both teams nervously look to stamp their authority on this semi-final.
3' SAVE! Stanway is barged off the ball and Sweden break away. Ilestedt slips Jakobsson in behind the England defence and she drills a fierce, low strike across the face of goal that Earps brilliantly blocks with her feet! That was an early warning for the hosts.
1' England kick off the first half.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just minutes away!
England have a terrible record against Sweden and they’ll be desperately hoping to turn that around today: they’ve met 26 times, with England winning just three of those fixtures – Sweden have won 15.
Sweden make two changes: Nilden drops out for Glas, while Jakobsson comes in for Kaneryd in attack.
England – for the fifth time in a row in this tournament – name an unchanged lineup.
SUBS: Jennifer Falk, Zecira Musovic, Lina Hurtig, Rebecka Blomqvist, Caroline Seger, Hanna Bennison, Olivia Schough, Elin Rubensson, Amanda Nilden, Johanna Rytting Kaneryd.
SWEDEN (4-2-3-1): Hedvig Lindahl; Amanda Ilestedt, Linda Sembrant, Magdalena Eriksson, Hanna Glas; Filippa Angeldahl, Kosovare Asllani, Nathalie Bjorn; Sofia Jakobsson, Stina Blackstenius, Fridolina Rolfo.
SUBS: Ellie Roebuck, Alex Greenwood, Jessica Carter, Demi Stokes, Jill Scott, Nikita Parris, Chloe Kelly, Bethany England, Ella Toone, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Alessia Russo.
ENGLAND (4-2-3-1): Mary Earps; Lucy Bronze, Millie Bright, Leah Williamson, Rachel Daly; Georgia Stanway, Keira Walsh; Beth Mead, Fran Kirby, Lauren Hemp; Ellen White.
Sweden are their opponents. The 1984 winners enter this one following a last-gasp win over Belgium in the quarter-finals, courtesy of Linda Sembrant’s 92nd minute winner. They’ll be looking to upset the hosts today and reach their first final since 2001.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Women's Euro 2022 semi-final between England and Sweden at Bramall Lane. The Lionesses will be looking to reach their third European Women's Championship final today with an expectant home crowd roaring them on. After a dramatic 2-1 victory over Spain in the quarter-finals, England will be hoping for another special win today.