05.07.2015 00:43 h

Williams' seals bronze for England at Women's World Cup

A 108th-minute penalty converted by Fara Williams gave England third place with a 1-0 win over Germany in the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

It was a first ever win by sixth-ranked England over world number one team Germany.

The third place play-off went into extra time in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium after the teams were locked 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes.

But England were awarded a penalty 18 minutes into extra time after Lianne Sanderson was pulled down by Tabea Kemme in the box.

And Williams slotted in past former world goalkeeper of the year Nadine Angerer, who playing her final match for Germany, dived the wrong way.

England's run to their first ever semi-final had ended with heartbreak when an own-goal by defender Laura Bassett in injury time handed holders Japan a 2-1 win and ticket to the final.

Germany, winners in 2003 and 2007, lost 2-0 to the United States in their semi-final.

Japan play the United States in Sunday's final in Vancouver which will be a rematch of the 2011 championship game. ea/gph