Koreans top, England qualify
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England stumbled through to the last eight but surrendered top spot in Group D to Korea Republic, who ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in Auckland.

Lois Fidler's Lionesses began the day three points and four goals better off than their opponents but ended it merely grateful for their place in the quarter-finals, where they will face Japan and the South Koreans wll take on USA.

Korea Republic were dominant from the start, and after two near misses, they scored the first goal against England at New Zealand 2008, Ji So Yun wriggling into space at the edge of the box and angling a right-foot shot just inside the far post after eight minutes play.

It was a thoroughly deserved goal and, within eight minutes, the Korean lead had been doubled, with Koh Kyung Yeon sneaking in ahead of her marker to head powerfully home from a tantalising Lee Hyung Young corner.

This took the Kim Yong-Ho's side top on goals scored and, with England offering nothing in attack, the South Koreans made sure of securing pole position with 19 minutes remaining when Song Ari out-jumped Danielle Carter to head home Shin Mi Na's deep, flighted free-kick.