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England’s World Cup in numbers

England came up short in their bid for the Women’s World Cup final after a 2-1 defeat to the United States in Lyon.

With the third-place play-off to come, PA reviews the Lionesses’ tournament in numbers.

3 – England have now reached three successive major tournament semi-finals, with their efforts in France adding to the 2015 World Cup and Euro 2017.

Most World Cup goals for England

(PA Graphic)

6 – Ellen White set an England goalscoring record at a Women’s World Cup. She also matched Harry Kane in 2018 and Gary Lineker in 1986 for the most by any England player at a single World Cup and her career World Cup tally of seven trails only Lineker’s 10.

4 – the majority of White’s goals came with her weaker left foot – as did her disallowed strike against the United States.

3 – the Lionesses missed three penalties in the tournament – Nikita Parris against both Argentina and Norway, having scored one against Scotland, and Steph Houghton against the US.

Steph Houghton, centre, sees her penalty saved by USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher

Steph Houghton, centre, sees her penalty saved by USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher (Richard Sellers/PA)

7 – goalscorers for England in the tournament, with Parris, Houghton, Jodie Taylor, Alex Greenwood, Jill Scott and Lucy Bronze joining White on the scoresheet.

3 – goals conceded, to Scotland’s Claire Emslie and USA pair Christen Press and Alex Morgan.

4 – yellow cards shown to England players in the tournament, with Millie Bright’s two leading to a red in the semi-final. Parris and Jade Moore were the other players booked.

53,512 – the attendance for the semi-final in Lyon. Over 20,000 tickets have already been sold for November’s homecoming against Germany at Wembley.

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11.7million – peak television viewing audience for the semi-final on BBC One – making it the most-watched programme of 2019 so far in Britain.