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Lindsay helps England make Euro final

LINDSAY Johnson was today still trying to catch her breath after helping England reach the final of the European Championship.

Johnson's Everton team-mate Jill Scott scored the headed winner four minutes from the end of extra-time as England beat the Netherlands 2-1 in a dramatic finish in Finland.

It took England into the final for the first time for 25 years.

With the match in Tampere looking destined for penalties, supersub Scott headed the ball past Dutch goalkeeper Loes Geurts.

England will now face the winners of tonight's semi between Germany or Norway in the final at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on Thursday.

Hope Powell's team went ahead against the defensive Dutch when Kelly Smith netted on 61 minutes after great work by Eniola Aluko.

The Netherlands responded three minutes later as Marlous Pieete scored after a corner.

England continued to have the better of the game but left it very late to clinch a final place.

Hartlepool-born defender Johnson told SportMail it was "an amazing night" and an "unbelievable" finish.

The 29-year-old from Hartlepool added: "Holland just defended and made it hard for us.

"But we did it and we can't wait for the final."

 
 
 

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