England progressed to the semi-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup after a dominant 3-0 win over Norway in Le Havre.

England made the perfect start, taking the lead after just three minutes when Lucy Bronze made a darting run down the right-hand side and played the ball across to Ellen White who missed the ball completely, only for Jill Scott to capitalise and place the ball past the Norwegian goalkeeper.

England almost doubled their advantage just before the half hour mark after Nikita Parris deftly lifted the ball over the Norwegian defence to White, who struck the far post with a powerful half-volley.

White finally got the goal that made her The Lionesses’ record goalscorer in World Cup history with a simple tap-in after being played through by Parris.

Norway had plenty of the ball without really creating too many chances, but came close early in the second half when Caroline Hansen found a gap between the England centre backs, only for captain Steph Houghton to produce a superb last-ditch tackle and clearance.

The goal of game came in the 57th minute when Bronze added England’s third with a powerful first-time drive from outside the box thanks to Beth Mead’s inch-perfect pass.

With the win effectively sealed, England were sloppy in possession and a mistake from Millie Bright almost resulted in Norway getting a goal back but Houghton once again came to the rescue, this time clearing the ball off the line.

The Lionesses were awarded a penalty with just under 10 minutes remaining when a threatening cross from a set piece resulted in Houghton getting shoved. Just like the Argentina game in the group stage, Parris’ penalty was saved.

England will now play either hosts France or holders USA in Lyon next Tuesday.

Here are the player ratings from tonight’s game: