England's Lionesses roar to capture 1st European title, EURO 2022

Tue, 2 Aug 2022 6:45 GMT
English forward Chloe Kelly scores winning goal in extra time, sealing Lionesses' victory over Germany 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.
England's Lionesses roar to capture 1st European title, EURO 2022

English women on Sunday won their maiden European title in football with their 2-1 victory over Germany in the UEFA EURO 2022 final.

The tournament's host nation England broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute as substitute Ella Toone chipped the ball over German goalkeeper Merle Frohms after a long through ball.

But Germany leveled in the 79th minute as midfielder Lina Magull finished in the box after a low pass by Tabea Wassmuth from the edge of the area.

Regular time ended in a 1-1 tie, so extra time had to decide the winner.

In a scramble in the Germany box, England's Chloe Kelly scored the winning goal in the 110th minute, making the Lionesses Europe’s champions.

Following the triumph over the Germans, England forward Beth Mead was named player of the tournament.

It was England's third EURO final after 1984 and 2009.

Germany are still the most successful team in women's EURO tournaments, having won the crown eight times, including the last one in 2013.

In addition, it is England's first major football trophy since 1966, when the English men won the FIFA World Cup.

In 2020, England – also known as the Three Lions – reached the EURO final, but to no avail.

Italy were crowned the EURO 2020 winners in men's last summer, defeating England on penalties at Wembley Stadium.


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