How Twitter Reacted to England Women’s historic World Cup win

England Women became the first senior national side to reach the semi-finals of a World Cup since 1990 after seeing off hosts Canada in Vancouver and Social Media was understandably awash with praise.

Two first-half strikes for Mark Sampson’s Lionesses in three madcap minutes did the damage, and although their hosts pegged them back shortly before the break, England held onto set up a last-four date with holders Japan.

England are still the 8/1 outsiders left in the draw which features traditional Women’s powerhouses Germany and USA in the other clash, but for now the girls can rightly soak up some praise for breaking their quarter-finals hoodoo.

The official England football feed caught some of England’s triumphant stars in jubilant mood after the match

Manager Mark Sampson is clealry proud of the historic nature of his side’s achievements

This congratulatory tweet from men’s skipper Wayne Rooney received much re-tweet and favourite love

Football journalist Barney Ronay believes this win will inspire the next generation of girls

Even before a ball had been kicked England Women’s rugby team left this good luck message

Sticking with a rugby theme and former World Cup winner Lewis Moody is also offering his support

Bleacher Report can’t resist a pop at the men’s efforts from last summer as a comparison

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Youtube and twitter football commentator The True Geordie post something of a similar ilk

British Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo was clearly one of those who didn’t stay up until the wee hours to see
the girls win…

Daily Mail football correspondent Mike Keegan was another to jump on twitter with his morning coffee

Sports Hub lead with this brilliant picture of England celebrating their second goal

Sky Sports broadcaster Hayley Mcqueen clocks in for her SkySports News shift with this supportive message

….and finally, this superb picture posted by The Telegraph at the final whistle sums up the
celebratory mood perfectly

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.