Alessia Russo's wondergoal helped England thump Sweden ©Getty Images

Hosts England reached the Euro 2022 final in emphatic fashion, dispatching Olympic silver medallists Sweden 4-0 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield.

Super-sub Alessia Russo scored the pick of the goals - an exquisite backheel which nutmegged the Swedish goalkeeper - as England weathered an early storm before picking their opponents apart.

Either France or Germany, who play tomorrow in Milton Keynes, will face the Lionesses in Sunday's (July 31) showpiece Wembley final.

Sweden did start the stronger of the two teams, calling England shot-stopper Mary Earps into action and hitting the crossbar through Stina Blackstenius' close-range header.

Yet it was England who took the lead after 33 minutes, with Beth Mead calmly collecting a cross, spinning and firing home.

Lucy Bronze headed through a crowd of bodies soon after the interval to double lead and then Russo's moment of magic left little doubt that England were bound for the final of this women's football European Championship.

Fran Kirby made it four in the 76th minute, chipping Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl who got a hand on the ball but could not prevent it from bobbling into the net.

England have never won the European Championship before, losing the 2009 and 1984 finals, but have shown serious firepower this time around.

Mead has four goals for the tournament and a two-goal lead in the Golden Boot race, ahead of Russo and Germany's Alexandra Popp.

England remain unbeaten under manager Sarina Wiegman - a run now stretching back 19 games.