In pictures: Lionesses defeated, USA through to finals

An all-round show saw USA thump England 2-1 in the semifinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Lyon. Alex Morgan became the first player to score on her birthday and took her tally to six in the tournament. VAR drama and a missed penalty showed the Lionesses the door, keeping up their semifinal curse. Match in pictures.

Fifth final
USA has won their last 11 matches at the Women’s World Cup; the best winning streak in the tournament’s history. Photo: Getty Images
Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe was benched in the semifinal game against England in the FIFA Women's World Cup courtesy a hamstring injury. Since her World Cup debut in 2011, Rapinoe has been involved in more goals at the tournament than any other player (14 – 8 goals, 6 assists). She also scored all of America's goals in the knockouts of this edition. Photo: Getty Images
Christen Press
Christen Press opened the scoring for USA, with a header in the 10th minute. USA has scored first against every opponent in this tournament, and it has been within the first 12 minutes in every match. Photo: Getty Images
Ellen White has scored six goals at the 2019 Women's World Cup; no England player has scored more goals than her in a single FIFA World Cup finals tournament (@HKane - 6 in 2018 and @GaryLineker - 6 in 1986). Photo: Getty Images
Alex Morgan
Alex Morgan cheekily pretended to sip a cup of tea after scoring against England in the semifinal of the Women's World Cup in Lyon on Tuesday. Photo: Getty Images
Steph Houghton
England has taken more penalties (4) and missed more penalties (3) than any other side at the 2019 Women's World Cup. Photo: Getty Images
Alyssa Naeher is the first USA goalkeeper to save a penalty at the Women's World Cup. She stopped a penalty attempt from England captain Steph Houghton to deny England an equaliser in the semifinal of the tournament in Lyon on Tuesday. Photo: Getty Images