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Englands netball team wins historic Commonwealth Games gold after shock Australia win

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England's netball team makes history with shock gold against Australia
The English team claimed gold (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Englands netball team etched their place into the history books by stunning favourites Australia to win their first Commonwealth Games gold medal.

The Roses secured the finest result in their history thanks to Helen Housbys dramatic last-second shot, which gave England a 52-51 victory.

England looked destined to claim silver as they were four points down in the final quarter, but some late heroics from Housby ensured it was a day to remember.

Its my dream come true, head coach Tracey Neville said.

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England's Helen Housby (second right) takes a shot against Australia in the Women's Netball gold medal match at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre during day eleven of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 15, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Netball. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation
Housby scored a late winner (Picture: PA)
epa06670256 Members of the England team celebrate after winning the Netball Gold Medal match between Australia and England on day eleven of competition at the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 15 April 2018. EPA/TRACEY NEARMY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
It was Englands day (Picture: EPA)

The girls have worked so hard over the last international phase.

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Australia are the renowned, world number ones and to beat them at that time, Im really, really proud – the feeling of that is amazing.

epa06670246 Members of the Australian team react after losing to England during the Netball Gold Medal match between Australia and England on day eleven of competition at the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 15 April 2018. EPA/TRACEY NEARMY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
The Australians were beaten (Picture: EPA)
The England women's netball team celebrate with their gold medals at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre during day eleven of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 15, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Netball. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation
What a win (Picture: PA)

The match was the first time since netball was introduced at the 1998 Games that the final did not feature both Australia and New Zealand.

But third-ranked England upset the odds to claim victory over the favourites on a remarkable day of action.

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