YORK College were left feeling 'so proud' of a former student as England reached the Women's World Cup Quarter Finals yesterday.

Having been under pressure for the majority of the match against Nigeria, in which they were reduced to 10 women after a stamp from Chelsea star Lauren James, England progressed to the final eight with a dramatic 4-2 victory in the penalty shootout.

The second of the Lionesses' four successful spot-kicks was delivered by former York student Rachel Daly, who blasted the ball past Chiamaka Nnadozie and into the top corner with ease.

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Harrogate-born Daly undertook a Level 3 Diploma in Sport at York, with the College tweeting that they were 'so proud' of her achievements alongside a flashback picture of the England star during her time at the College.

The tweet read: "What a penalty, @RachelDaly3!

"So proud of our former Level 3 Diploma in Sport student smashing in her shoot-out spot kick against Nigeria to help @Lionesses reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

"We're celebrating with a flashback shot from her time at Sim Balk Lane! #Lionesses."

Daly was involved in controversy during the earlier stages of the match after initially being awarded a penalty after appearing to have been fouled by Rasheedat Ajibade, but the decision was overturned by VAR.

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Prior to yesterday's match, the Aston Villa forward had also scored England's final goal in their 6-1 rout of China on August 1.

The Lionesses will now face Colombia in their Quarter Final on Saturday (11:30am UK time).