Dominant Nigeria fall short as England rode their luck and went down to 10 players after Lauren James sent off.
England knocked Nigeria out of the Women’s World Cup in a last-16 penalty shootout with Chloe Kelly scoring the decisive spot-kick, following a 0-0 draw over 120 nerve-jangling minutes.
Beth England, Rachel Daly and Alex Greenwood also converted for the European champions, who had a player sent off in normal time in the game on Monday.
England played with 10 women through extra time after forward Lauren James, their top scorer with three goals in the group stage, was sent off in the 87th minute for an ill-tempered stamp on the back of Michelle Alonzi after the two went down in a tangled heap.
Fourth-ranked England face either Jamaica or Colombia in the quarter-finals in Sydney on Saturday.
More to follow.