Norfolk's Lauren Hemp scored the vital goal as England's women reached the World Cup final.

The Lionesses beat host nation Australia 3-1 to seal their place in the last two, with Hemp scoring to make it 2-1 in the 71st minute.

She then added an assist, playing a perfectly-weighted ball through for Alessia Russo to seal the win in the 86th.

Chelsea striker Sam Kerr had brought the Aussies back into the game midway through the second half, after Ella Toone opened the scoring with an unerring finish.

Hemp started up front alongside Arsenal's Russo in Sarina Wiegman's 3-5-2, having scored the equaliser in a 2-1 defeat of Columbia in the quarters.

They'll face Spain in Sunday's final (11am UK time), after La Roja beat Sweden 2-1 in the other semi-final.

England beat the Spaniards on their run to Euro 2022 glory, and La Roja are mired in controversy after 15 players refused to play under head coach Jorge Vilda.

Speaking in her post-match press call, Hemp expressed her excitement for the final, saying: "What a feeling. There's no words to describe what we all feel right now. It's an unbelievable achievement, getting to a World Cup final. It's every kid's dream.

"We want to win this now we've got so far. Why not?

"As a team we've got such an inner belief. We're so confident as a group - no matter what happens on the outside, no matter who we come up against, every challenge we've come up against we've been able to solve.

"Every game we've managed to compete and come out on top.

"I feel like this team is so special. You've seen last year how successful we were. We want to do the same again, we want to go one step further.

"We've all got a dream, and we're really pushing each other to be the best that we can. We've got each other's backs no matter what."