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By Emma Sanders

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    England's dreams of reaching their first Women's World Cup final were dashed as Steph Houghton's late penalty was saved in a dramatic semi-final loss to holders the United States.

    Alex Morgan had given the USA a 2-1 lead after Ellen White had cancelled out Christen Press' opener in the first half.

    And in a dramatic second-half, White had a goal disallowed for offside before winning the penalty which Houghton could not convert.

    Here is some of the best reaction from pundits, players and managers.

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    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    England were beaten by the better team.

    They were fitter, ruthless and clinical. That is the lesson England have to take.

    How do we get to the next level? They have to look and evaluate and be truthful with one another.

  3. 'Football can be cruel'

    FT: England 1-2 USA

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    England manager Phil Neville speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "Football can be cruel. We have had a fantastic ride. When we got the penalty I turned to my bench and said 'we were going to win it,' but it wasn't to be.

    "I cannot ask anything more from my players, they left everything out on the field. We knew it was going to be an open game and I felt they were starting to run out of steam in the second half.

    "That is football and Steph Houghton has probably had the best season of her career. She had the courage to take the penalty and then keep playing football after. She is an amazing person and a world class footballer."

  4. 'I'm going to cry'

    England 1-2 USA

    England striker Ellen White speaking to BBC Sport: "I'm going to cry. I'm devastated not to get to the final. All I feel is pride for my team-mates. USA had an amazing match and we just couldn't match them. I'm proud to be English and I wish them all the best in the final.

    "We gave everything. In the first half we were sloppy. We got ourselves back into the game with the goal and it's bitterly disappointing. We've got an unbelievable squad and we had so much belief that we'd get to that final but we just couldn't do that on the day."

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    Hope Solo

    Former US goalkeeper and World Cup winner on BBC One

    Football is the winner today, it was a fantastic semi-final.

    They have taken the game to the next level and if you look at the fans in the stadium, you can see no-one is disappointed.

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    Another devastating night for England in a World Cup semi-final.

    But what a tournament it's been. It's been a privilege reporting on England's route to the last four and hopefully they can sign off with another bronze medal on Saturday.

    We will find out the USA's final opponents tomorrow when the Netherlands take on Sweden. Join me for live text coverage. Kick-off is at 20:00 BST and it's live on BBC One.

    I'll leave you with some of the best reaction to tonight's game and you can find the match report here.

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    Classy from Ellen White. What a tournament she has had. Can she grab a few more goals on Saturday and pick up a golden trophy?

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    Video caption: Ellen White's post-match reaction following Women's World Cup exit
  8. 'I said I love you'

    England 1-2 USA

    Caroline Chapman

    BBC Sport in Lyon

    USA defender Becky Sauerbrunn has been speaking about the penalty she conceded, and the save from Alyssa Naeher on Steph Houghton's kick.

    "I think there was contact but I also thought she was going to score if I didn't make contact. I haven't seen the foul but obviously it was given as a PK.

    "It really wasn't this 'oh no' moment, it was more like this is soccer, let's deal with it and move on.

    "When she saved it, I think I said 'I love you'."

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    If you missed any of the post-match reaction on BBC One, here is some analysis from former USA goalkeeper Hope Solo.

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    Video caption: England's passing against USA is analysed by the studio pundits
  10. 'I'll be ready for the final'

    FT: England 1-2 USA

    USA forward Megan Rapinoe speaking to Fox news: "My hamstring is day to day, but I feel like I'll be ready for the final. When you're on the bench you need to be hyped for the team and give them energy and get those vibes out there.

    "We dug deep again. This was the moment we displayed our depth. We had injuries, people were tired, and had little rest, and that's where the depth comes from. Everyone stepped up and they were ready for their moment."

  11. 'Channeled my inner Carli Lloyd'

    FT: England 1-2 USA

    USA goalscorer Christen Press speaking to Fox news on her opening goal: "It's crazy. It's so, so emotional. What a team effort. For us to stay strong and composed and execute, and make it to the finals is incredible.

    "I have been honestly watching Carli Lloyd on headers, so I channeled my inner Carli Lloyd."

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    Chris Winstone5: NO TEARS GIRLS YOU WERE ALL FANTASTIC. ELLEN WHITE YOUR A SUPERSTAR. Really Proud of you all.

  13. 'Inspirational to me'

    FT: England 1-2 USA

    England goalkeeper Carly Telford: "It was devastating. Heart-breaking. It's not how we thought the journey would end.

    "I knew yesterday afternoon I would be playing. I had 24 hours to prepare but I felt like I had been preparing for the whole of my life. I would have preferred to be on the winning side.

    "It was end-to-end but you want to be on the winning side no matter what. I hope there are a lot of young girls and boys picking up an England shirt. That's an important message for us.

    "I have to give my heart to Steph [Houghton]. It was probably the biggest moment of her career and unfortunately she missed it. But stepping up was inspirational to me."

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    Here's England manager Phil Neville reflecting on the result.

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    Video caption: Phil Neville's post-match reaction to England's defeat to USA
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    The USA have won their last 11 matches at the Women’s World Cup; the best winning streak in the tournament’s history.

    They are the first side in Women’s World Cup history to reach the final in three successive editions, making their record fifth appearance in total.

  16. 'She saved our butts'

    FT: England 1-2 USA

    USA forward Alex Morgan speaking to Fox news: "Alyssa Naeher, she should be the player of the match today. She saved our butts today.

    "We needed to stick to our defence at the end and we did it quite well. I'm so proud of every player who stepped up tonight. Our bench is so deep, and we showed that tonight. How can you beat this?"

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  17. 'We weren't going to come and back off'

    FT: England 1-2 USA

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, England manager Phil Neville said: "Football can be cruel. We have had a fantastic ride. When we got the penalty I turned to my bench and said 'we were going to win it,' but it wasn't to be.

    "I cannot ask anything more from my players, they left everything out on the field. We knew it was going to be an open game and I felt they were starting to run out of steam in the second half.

    "We only had a 10 minute period in the first half where we played with the belief that we talked about but we stood off them too much. We weren't going to come to a semi-final and back off and we will learn massively from this."

    On Steph Houghton's penalty miss: "That was cruel. She was outstanding in the game and she read everything. That is football and she has probably had the best season of her career. She had the courage to take the penalty and then keep playing football after. She is an amazing person and a world class footballer."

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    Jordan Nobbs

    England midfielder on BBC One

    I am so proud of the girls and hopefully I can play a part in the next tournament.