Soccer

England beat Norway 2-1 to reach World Cup quarterfinals against host Canada

  • England's Lucy Bronze, centre, celebrates with teammate Fara Williams, left, as Jodie Taylor cheers on in the background in the second half of soccer action during the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup Monday June 22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    England's Lucy Bronze, centre, celebrates with teammate Fara Williams, left, as Jodie Taylor cheers on in the background in the second half of soccer action during the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup Monday June 22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • English players embrace following a goal by teammate Lucy Bronze as Norway's Lene Mykjaland (17) looks on in the second half of soccer action during the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup Monday June 22, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    English players embrace following a goal by teammate Lucy Bronze as Norway's Lene Mykjaland (17) looks on in the second half of soccer action during the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup Monday June 22, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Norway's Solveig Gulbrandsen, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against England during the second half of a second round soccer game at the FIFA Women's World Cup, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Norway's Solveig Gulbrandsen, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against England during the second half of a second round soccer game at the FIFA Women's World Cup, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Lucy Bronze scored in the 76th minute, and England rallied to beat Norway 2-1 Monday night for its first knockout-stage victory at the Women's World Cup.

Steph Houghton began the comeback for sixth-ranked England with a 61st-minute goal. The Three Lionesses, who failed to win a knockout match in three previous World Cup appearances, advanced to a quarterfinal on Friday against host Canada at Vancouver, British Columbia.

The 11th-ranked Norwegians, the 1995 champion, had yet another disappointing World Cup. Norway finished fourth in 2007, then was eliminated in the group stage four years ago.

Solveig Gulbrandsen put Norway ahead in the 54th minute with a glancing header off the back of her head that hit the underside of the crossbar and just went over the goal line.