England's Lioness' scrape through World Cup as Gary Lineker leads celeb reaction

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England's Lioness' scrape through World Cup as Gary Lineker leads celeb reaction

Chart topping singer Kate Nash and This Morning host Josie Gibson led the celebrity responses to England’s tense match against Nigeria at the 2023 Women’s World Cup which saw the Lionesses win following a dramatic match that featured a controversial red card moment.

Monday saw the Lionesses go up against the West African team - with the England ladies stealing the match in a tense penalty shoot out. The England team won 4-2 as Beth Mead, Rachel Daly, Alex Greenwood and Chloe Kelly all scored - while Nigerian stars Rasheedat Ajibade and Christy Ucheibe scored their two shots.

A slew of celebrities took to social media to congratulate the team on their victory. Foundations singer Kate had been nervously watched from home - and rejoicing as the penalty round fell in Engalnd's favour. She tweeted: "DALY!!! BACK OF THE NET!! GAHHHHHHHH" as Rachel scored - and shared a slew of happy photos as the final score was revealed - and she added the caption: "MATCH!!!"

She added: "@Lionesses My emotions are shot WE DID IT! What a MATCH!!!" - adding a crying emoji for good measure and a selfie of herself wearing an England flag covered mask.

England's Lioness' scrape through World Cup as Gary Lineker leads celeb reaction eideziqkeiqhhinvChloe Kelly secured England's success as she scored a forth penalty against Nigeria (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

While on live TV, Josie Gibson congratulated the England team as they won while This Morning was in the middle of a broadcast. The bubbly presenter gushed over the victory, saying: "Well done Lionesses, we're so proud of you, so so proud!"

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Meanwhile, football pubdit Gary Lineker also gushed over the win -taking to Twitter to congratulate the team. He wrote via the social media platform - which recently rebranded to X - to brand the team: "Kelly’s heroines! Boom" and added an explosion emoji.

Piers Morgan was another star who was excited by the win and marked the moment in a tweet flooded with flame and clapping hands emojis, writing: "BOOOOOOM! What a penalty by @Chloe_Kelly98 - congrats to the @Lionesses".

England's Lioness' scrape through World Cup as Gary Lineker leads celeb reactionKate Nash was one of the first celebs to celebrate England's latest win (Twitter/X)
England's Lioness' scrape through World Cup as Gary Lineker leads celeb reactionThis Morning's Josie Gibson also celebrated the news while live on ITV (Instagram)

Monday's game was filled with drama - with star player Lauren James being sent off with a red card after she viciously attacked an opponent. The 21-year-old Chelsea player brutally stamped on Nigerian player Michelle Alozie sparking furore.

Lauren was compared to David Beckham following her unsportly behaviour - as the ageing former footballer got a red card himself in 1998 when he kicked an Argentinian player during a World Cup match. Gary Lineker made the connection as he watched the women playing, tweeting: "The @Lionesses down to 10 as Lauren James has a Beckhamesque moment of madness."

Monday's result means England now advance to the quarter-final stage of the 2023 Women's World Cup. While their oponent is yet to be decided, Japan, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands have so far also qualified for the next rounds.

The next England game will take place this Saturday 12 August at Stadium Australia, Sydney. The team will either face Colombia or Jamaica - depending which of the two teams win in a play off tomorrow.

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