Lucy Bronze re-lives spectacular winner against Norway

Wednesday 24 Jun 2015
Lucy Bronze celebrates her winning goal against Norway
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Lucy Bronze admits to being in disbelief every time she watches her spectacular World Cup last-16 winner against Norway.

With the score poised at 1-1 and just under 15 minutes remaining, the England right-back ran onto a Jodie Taylor lay-off just outside the box and smashed a 25-yard crackerjack past Norwegian goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth to send the Lionesses into the quarter final.

She told FATV: "I could lie and say I’ve only watched it back once, but, honestly, I’ve watched it a good few times.

England 2-1 Norway

FIFA Women's World Cup 2015
Second Round
Monday 22 June
Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa

"The more and more I watch it I’m in disbelief that it was me that scored it. It’s not a Lucy Bronze goal I guess."

So what was going through the 23-year-old’s head as Taylor played the ball back to her?

"When the ball has been set back across from Jodie I was just like ‘it’s on for me to hit’.

"I’m running on to it, the player’s behind me, I checked my shoulder, she’s nowhere near me, and I was just going to hit it.

"Everyone has been telling me to shoot more. Luckily for me I hit it perfectly."

England will now take on host nation Canada in the last eight on Saturday. The two sides have faced each other a number of times over the last few seasons, but the most recent meeting was a 1-0 friendly defeat on the eve of the World Cup.

Bronze added: "I think every team is looking forward to playing Canada because of what they bring. They are the home nation, they have huge support.

"They are doing well at the minute, getting as far as they have. We are buzzing for the atmosphere that comes with playing them.

"They beat us in a friendly before the tournament so we need to get one over on them."

By Glenn Lavery in Ottawa, Canada