In pictures: Sussex supporters cheer on Lionesses as Arsenal star fires them into World Cup final

Supporters were cheering on the England Women’s team yesterday as they overcame Australia in a thrilling semi-final.

People gathered on Hastings Pier to enjoy watching all the action unfold on a big screen.

England were ahead at half-time thanks to a scintillating strike from Ella Toone, but hosts Australia levelled with a wonder goal from Sam Kerr. Australia then seemed to be in the ascendency but a long ball from defender Milly Bright, opened up their defence for Lauren Hemp to brush aside two defenders and slot in. The game was sealed in the 86th minute when Arsenal star Alessia Russo extended England’s lead to 3 – 1.

England now face Spain in the final, which takes place on Sunday at 10am.