England comprehensively advanced to the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 win over Cameroon. 

Phil Neville’s side headed into the round of 16 clash as the firm favourites and duly delivered in what was a heated affair.

The Lionesses went a goal up after 14 minutes via an indirect free-kick. Toni Duggan laid the ball off to Steph Houghton inside the area and the defender coolly slotted into the bottom corner.

Four minutes into stoppage time before the interval, England extended their lead to 2-0. Ellen White initially saw her composed finish denied, but after VAR checks, it was revealed that the forward was onside, ergo the goal stood.

With Cameroon still reeling after Ajara Nchout saw her emphatic finish ruled out after yet more VAR controversy, the Lionesses went three up. Duggan’s intelligent corner found the run of Alex Greenwood, who side-footed into the net to put her side 3-0 up. 

England were composed and measured despite the robust challenges and animated behaviour of their African counterparts on the day. 

Take a look at our player ratings for the Lionesses following their successful qualification for the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup.