Support floods in for England's Laura Bassett after unfortunate own goal

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England suffered World Cup semi-final heartache against Japan last night.

It's 1-1 in the semi-final of the World Cup and you're seconds away from taking the ultra efficient world champions to extra-time, but disaster strikes. 

And that is exactly what happened to the England's women team last night as the crashed out of the Women's World Cup in Canada. After giving away a bit of a dodgy penalty, and then getting a dodgy penalty against Japan, the Lionesses were just seconds away from taking the world champions to another 30 minutes.

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However, Japan launched one last counter-attack and managed to catch England out. Laura Bassett, who had been an absolute rock all game, decided to clear anything that came into the box. With Bassett going for another clearance, she managed to connect a little too well and chipped Karen Bardsley in devastating fashion. 

Now, in recent history, any England player that has a clanger like that is usually public enemy number one and gets berated until they end up with a cushy Pizza Hut advert.

However, after the pride and passion the England's women side had shown in a tournament - some had predicted that they would fail to even get out of the group stage - everyone was quick to show their support for Bassett.

And here are some of the best tweets supporting the England and Notts County lioness.  

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