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England win to set up France quarter-final at Euro 2017

Nikita Parris scores for England

England will face France in the Women’s Euro 2017 quarter-finals after beating Portugal to finish top of Group D, but they failed to sparkle against the lowest-ranked team in the tournament.

Lionesses manager Mark Sampson made 10 changes to his side and they took the lead when Portugal goalkeeper Patricia Morais kicked the ball straight to Toni Duggan, who lobbed in from 25 yards on her 50th appearance.

Portugal, who had already beaten Scotland, equalised when Diana Silva had a second chance to cross after Laura Bassett failed to clear, and Caroline Mendes tucked in.