Quarter-finals - 03/09/2009 15:00CET ( 16:00 ) - Turku Stadium - Turku
  • Sjölund 66
  • Sällström 79
2 - 3
Full time
  • Aluko 14, 67
  • F.Williams 49

Event

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: A thrilling finish and England will meet the winners of tonight's Netherlands v France encounter in the semi-finals on Sunday in Tampere, the first time England have got this far since 1995, when it was a two-legged affair. England's attacking flair deserves this award but the hosts are very unlucky to be out.
  • 90+4
    Carney (England) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 90+2
    Saari (Finland) delivers the corner.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: But it comes to nothing. Two minutes added on.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Korpela is up for a corner.
  • 89
    Österberg Kalmari (Finland) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: The striker dispossesses Chapman in the box but cannot beat Brown.
  • 87
    Carney (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 85
    Lehtinen (Finland) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: A real goalmouth scamble there, somehow Finland are unable to force the ball in.
  • 85
    Saari (Finland) delivers the corner.
  • 85
    Sällström (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • 84
    Carney (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Hyyrynen (Finland).
  • 84
    Aluko (England) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Williams is struggling and Kelly Smith seems to be limping; England have a long way to go to hold on to this lead.
  • 81
    Saari (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 81
    Österberg Kalmari (Finland) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Rachel Brown tips over from Österberg Kalmari; is there another 2005-style comeback on the cards when of course that striker equalised in the last minute? The crowd certainly think so, they have come alive.
  • Goal
    79
    Sällström (Finland) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Another Finland goal from a corner; this one is header back across goal and Sällström is in position to nod in.
  • 79
    Saari (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 76
    S. Smith (England) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    75
    Lehtinen (in) - Talonen (out) (Finland)
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Finland's final substitution but right now they are not having much joy up front.
  • 75
    Sjölund (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • 74
    Carney (England) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    72
    Westerlund (in) - Julin (out) (Finland)
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Winger Westerlund is thrown into the mix.
  • 69
    Aluko (England) commits a foul after challenging Vaelma (Finland).
  • Substitution
    68
    Bassett (in) - Johnson (out) (England)
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Like-for-like switch at centre-back as Laura Bassett makes her finals bow.
  • 68
    Carney (England) is flagged for offside.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Aluko is now the outright leader in the adidas Golden Boot award, the first player in the finals to three goals.
  • Goal
    67
    Aluko (England) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: It took all of 45 seconds for England to respond. Aluko sprints through the Finland defence and gives Korpela no chance with her shot. A superb solo effort.
  • Goal
    66
    Sjölund (Finland) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Finland have one back. Sällström's header is cleared off the line by Sue Smith but substitute Sjölund slams in the rebound.
  • 66
    Sällström (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • 66
    Saari (Finland) delivers the corner.
  • 60
    S. Smith (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Hyyrynen (Finland).
  • 58
    K. Smith (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Kelly Smith tries another of her trademark efforts from distance; this one flies just over.
  • Substitution
    52
    Sjölund (in) - Sainio (out) (Finland)
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Attacking move by Finland.
  • 51
    Talonen (Finland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Finland had actually started the half the brighter but Valema was caught out by the long-legged Scott to concede the free-kick on the edge of the box near the byline.
  • Goal
    49
    F.Williams (England) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Jill Scott wins a free-kick on the right and the crossed set-piece is headed on goal by Katie Chapman. Tinja-Riikka Korpela parries only for Williams to turn the ball in.
  • 49
    Vaelma (Finland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on J. Scott (England).
  • 48
    Saari (Finland) delivers the corner.
  • 47
    Talonen (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: England have the edge, but with a centre-back at right-back and midfielder at centre-back, their defence could be tested over the next 45 minutes, as indeed it has been over the first 45.
  • 45+2
    K. Smith (England) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 45+1
    S. Smith (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Vaelma (Finland).
  • 44
    Saari (Finland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on J. Scott (England).
  • 44
    Julin (Finland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on K. Smith (England).
  • 42
    Mäkinen (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    41
    J. Scott (in) - F. White (out) (England)
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Midfielder Jill Scott replaces White with Katie Chapman moving back to centre-back and Williams taking over the captain's armband.
  • 40
    Saari (Finland) takes the corner.
  • 40
    Julin (Finland) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: With England down to ten, Jessica Julin heads wide from a corner. White will not be returning.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Play has stopped while prostrate England captain Faye White receives treatment. There was a clash of heads and she is clearly groggy as she is helped off the pitch.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Finland have generally had most the play, despite the scoreline, but in the last few minutes England have been on top with Aluko, the two Smiths, Carney and Williams swapping positions at will.
  • 31
    S. Smith (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 30
    Sällström (Finland) commits a foul after challenging Carney (England).
  • 30
    F.Williams (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Aluko runs down the left and gets to the byline before cutting back for Williams, whose effort goes just past the post.
  • 27
    Saari (Finland) takes the corner.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: A simple ball-winning tackle in midfield on Kelly Smith wins generous applause. The home fans know how dangerous England's No10 is.
  • 24
    Carney (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 22
    Sainio (Finland) delivers the corner.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: From the corner Talonen heads only just wide.
  • 21
    Julin (Finland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on F.Williams (England).
  • 21
    S. Smith (England) delivers the corner.
  • 20
    Mäkinen (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • 19
    Talonen (Finland) has an effort on goal.
  • 18
    Chapman (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 18
    Carney (England) delivers the corner.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Aluko is now among eight joint leaders in the race for the adidas Golden Boot with two goals.
  • Goal
    14
    Aluko (England) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Fara Williams slides a perfect ball down the right for Eniola Aluko, who sprints behind the Finland defence and slides the ball inside the far post. Against the run of play but the pace of the England attack was highlighted by Finland before the game.
  • 12
    Mäkinen (Finland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on K. Smith (England).
  • 11
    Österberg Kalmari (Finland) has an effort on goal.
    The ball is headed out to Laura Österberg Kalmari on the edge of the box and the striker, who equalised in the last minute in the 2005 meeting, shoots only just wide.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Finland are making the early play and England's defence have already had to scramble the ball away a few times.
  • 7
    Sällström (Finland) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on F.Williams (England).
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Sue Smith and Carney have already swapped wings, and will continue to do so during the game.
  • 4
    S. Smith (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: First break by England but Sue Smith shoots over.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: If hometown Turku girl Petra Vaelma or Westlund are booked, or England's Fara Williams is cautioned, and their side wins, they will miss Sunday's semi-final in Tampere.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Anita Asante has recovered from her knee injury and returns to England's central defence, with Lindsay Johnson shifting to right-back in place of Alex Scott, who has a groin problem that hampered her on Monday against Sweden. Hero of 2005 Carney is present and correct on the right.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Finland return to what is close to their first-choice lineup after resting players against Ukraine on Saturday, However, Sanna Valkonen misses out in defence due to injury so Tuija Hyyrynen retains a starting position and striker Sanna Talonen is preferred to right-winger Anna Westerlund, with Linda Sällström moving wide.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: These two sides met twice in February in Cyprus, a 2-2 draw followed by a 4-1 England win. More memorably they played in the opening game of the 2005 finals when England, the hosts, beat Finland 3-2 after a two-goal lead disappeared only for Karen Carney in injury time to delight a competition-record 29,092 crowd in Manchester. Finland, however, were to pip England to the semi-finals.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Finland topped Group A by beating Denmark 1-0 and the Netherlands 2-1, able to afford a 1-0 loss to Ukraine in the last of their three games at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. England opened with a 2-1 loss to Italy, but defeated Russia 3-2 and drew 1-1 with Sweden here in Turku to go through from Group C as one of the two best third-placed teams.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Turku Stadium: Welcome to a sold-out Turku Stadium for the first UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ quarter-final between hosts Finland and England. The winners of this tie travel to Tampere on Sunday to play the victors of tonight's Netherlands v France encounter.

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Match list

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Lineups

Finland

Finland

England

England

14Tinja-Riikka Korpela (GK)1Rachel Brown (GK)
2Petra Vaelma3Casey Stoney
3Jessica Julin4Fara Williams
6Tiina Salmén5Lindsay Johnson
7Anne Mäkinen (C)6Anita Asante
9Laura Österberg Kalmari7Karen Carney
13Tuija Hyyrynen8Katie Chapman
18Linda Sällström9Eniola Aluko
19Essi Sainio10Kelly Smith
21Sanna Talonen11Sue Smith
22Maija Saari14Faye White (C)

Substitutes

12Petra Häkkinen (GK)13Siobhan Chamberlain (GK)
1Minna Meriluoto (GK)22Karen Bardsley (GK)
4Sanna Valkonen2Alex Scott
5Miia Niemi12Jill Scott
8Katri Nokso-Koivisto15Rachel Unitt
10Anna-Kaisa Rantanen16Jody Handley
11Susanna Lehtinen17Lianne Sanderson
15Sanna Malaska18Emily Westwood
16Anna Westerlund19Laura Bassett
17Maiju Hirvonen20Danielle Buet
20Annica Sjölund21Jessica Clarke

Coach

Michael Käld () Hope Powell (ENG)

Referee

Dagmar Damkova (CZE)

Assistant referees

Maria Lisicka (SVK), Romina Santuari (ITA)

Fourth official

Gyöngyi Krisztina Gaál (HUN)