Piers Morgan leads England fans' celebrations as he hails 'sweet revenge for Bairstow' after Lionesses beat Australia | The Sun

PIERS MORGAN led the celebrations as England reached the Women's World Cup final.

England triumphed over Australia with a 3-1 victory in the semi-final thanks to goals from Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo.

Australia levelled the score in the 63rd minute thanks to a goal from Sam Kerr – who did everything to lead her side to a final on home soil.

But it wasn't to be, with Hemp and Russo putting the game beyond doubt with goals in the 71st and 86th minute.

Morgan tweeted: "BREAKING: England’s fabulous @Lionesses crush Australia’s wilting Matildas 3-1 in their own back yard to reach the Women’s World Cup Final….

"…. sweet revenge for the Jonny Bairstow Ashes runout debacle. Congrats ladies- you’ve made your country proud!"


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He then added three applause emojis to the tweet as he joined the nation in rejoicing at England reaching their first World Cup final since the men's side in 1966.

Morgan's tweet referenced the infamous 'cheat debacle' during England's second test at Lord's in the Ashes which saw Jonny Bairstow controversially stumped by Alex Carey.

It was a key moment in the series which allowed Australia to rush into a 2-0 lead which would ultimately see them retain the Ashes.

Morgan continued his trolling of the Australia women's team by quote tweeting an image posted by Australia's U.S. embassy.

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The picture showed Australia players mocked up as settlers in boats that set sail to Australia in the 18th and 19th century.

Morgan quote tweeted the tweet with the caption "UPDATE: Boat sunk."

The Talk TV host then added a tweet saying: "Never thought I’d get up at 3am to watch women’s football, but I did and it was brilliant. Love these @Lionesses – such great ambassadors for England."

Morgan is currently in LA, but made the time to get up in the middle of the night to watch the Lionesses triumph in Australia.

Sarina Wiegman hailed her England team in an emotional interview with the BBC, saying: “The way we played… of course it was a hard game but we found a way to win. You’ve been talking about ruthlessness all the time, in this team there is ruthlessness. Whether it’s in attack or defence, we really want to keep the ball out of the net. 

“We stuck to the plan. I think [Australia have] done an incredible job. They really grew into the tournament. They’ve had some setbacks too… they had to win the last game in the group stage. As a team they are really tough to play against. Yeah, what a performance. 

"[On reaching a second World Cup final]. I don’t know. I just said… am I in a little fairytale or something?"

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