Hosts England into women's Euros semis

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England have battled back from a goal down to claim a place in the women's Euro 2022 semi-finals as Georgia Stanway's superb extra-time strike sealed a 2-1 victory over Spain.

The tournament hosts looked in trouble trailing to Esther Gonzalez's 54th-minute goal before Ella Toone drew things level with a smart finish with six minutes of normal time remaining, teed up by fellow substitute Alessia Russo.

Stanway then sparked delirium among the 28,994 crowd in attendance at the Amex Stadium in Brighton by firing a stunner past Sandra Panos six minutes into extra time as England secured a place in a fourth successive major tournament semi-final.

"Unreal. That just shows the level that we are at, we get a setback and we come back and do it. Job done and focus on the semis," Stanway told BBC One.

"It (the goal) is definitely one to be proud of, I will remember today, we put in a massive, massive shift. We are going to enjoy this moment and then crack on."

The Lionesses, Euros runners-up in 1984 and 2009, will now face either Sweden or Belgium in the last four at Bramall Lane in Sheffield next Tuesday as they continue their quest for a first major piece of silverware.

After scoring 14 goals without reply across three group-stage victories, Sarina Wiegman's side showed impressive fight to emerge victorious this time on their return to the venue where they had last week, in the second of those games, recorded the biggest win in Euros history by demolishing Norway 8-0.

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