England star Greenwood’s defender boyfriend in cute Instagram post ahead of quarters


ALEX Greenwood and the Lionesses are hoping to beat Norway in the Women’s World Cup this evening – and her footballer boyfriend is cheering her on.

The Man Utd left-back and captain, 25, scored in the last 16 against Cameron and will be aiming to help the team again this evening in Le Havre.

It’s the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup and England are facing 1995 winners Norway.

Greenwood has been dating Sheffield United defender Jack O’Connell, 25, for several years after they met at school.

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PARTNERS: Alex Greenwood’s boyfriend is Sheffield United’s Jack O’Connell (Pic: GETTY)

Alex Greenwood boyfriend

CUTE: O’Connell shared this post on Instagram (Pic: INSTAGRAM/JACK O’CONNELL)

Alex Greenwood boyfriend

HOLS: The couple enjoy a holiday together (Pic: INSTAGRAM/JACK O’CONNELL)

“Who did it better then?”

Jack O’Connell

Defender O’Connell, 25, is now a Premier League player after the Yorkshire side got promoted to the top league in England.

And he posted a cute Instagram message to her this week ahead of the quarters.

He shared a videos of Greenwood’s goal against Cameroon at the weekend and compared it to his strike in the Championship last season.

They both look identical from clever corners cut back before being swept into the net.

O’Connell, who says “get in” as she scores, writes: “Who did it better then?”

The England side have a huge boost with captain Steph Houghton and fellow centre-back Millie Bright both included in the starting line-up.

Alex Greenwood boyfriend

LOVE: O’Connell posted these pics for one of Greenwood’s birthdays (Pic: INSTAGRAM/JACK O’CONNELL)

Alex Greenwood boyfriend

FUN: The football couple are anything but boring (Pic: INSTAGRAM/ALEX GREENWOOD)

Houghton, with an ankle injury, and Bright with a virus had both been doubts in the build-up to the contest at the Stade Oceane.

Boss Phil Neville made one adjustment in personnel from the 3-0 last-16 win against Cameroon as Demi Stokes replaces Greenwood at left-back.

Norway’s team are unchanged from the clash with Australia that they won on penalties.


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