Euro 2022 final: Lionesses make history with 2-1 win against Germany
England women have won the nation's first international football tournament since 1966 having been forced into extra time against Germany at Wembley in the final of the 2022 Women's European Championships.
A record crowd for a European Championships for both women and men watched the game at Wembley where there were 87,192 and they were treated to a true rollercoaster of a football game.
Substitute Ella Toone, of Manchester United, opened the scoring with a sublime chip in the second half, after latching on to a smart through ball by Keira Walsh.
The roof was lifted off Wembley Stadium following the goal but the Lionesses had to remain fully aware of the threat posed by the German team who went close to scoring shortly afterwards and surely would have if not for the reflexes of goalkeeper Mary Earps.
Germany continued to press and were denied thanks to some key blocks by the England captain Leah Williamson but it wasn't long before they equalised with Lina Magull slotting home from the near post on 80 minutes.
It was only the second goal the Lionesses had conceded in the tournament.
\u201cMagull has been exceptional all game. Hustling everywhere like an old-school NBA point guard.\u201d
\u201cIf Germany think by playing brilliantly and eventually scoring more goals than us and generally being the better side is fair play then I\u2019m afraid to say they won\u2019t get very far in life with that attitude. Disgusting \ud83e\udd2c\ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc65\udb40\udc6e\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc7f\u201d
\u201c\u201cThe mandem couldn\u2019t, so the gyaldem did\u201d \n\nShakespeare reincarnated \ud83d\ude02\ud83d\udc4f\ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc65\udb40\udc6e\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc7f\u201d
Spare a thought for the hangovers some of the players might be nursing this morning.
\u201cthese women are about to get drunker than anyone in the history of humanity has ever got drunk, stories will be written and songs will be sung about the extent to which they are about to get drunk https://t.co/bPOJOqLM2f\u201d
At the end of the day, this is what it's all about.
\u201cGood luck to @leahcwilliamson and the @Lionesses tonight. Boy how you have grown and done so well. I am super proud of you for the person, player, leader and role model you have become. You are an inspiration to us all. Go enjoy it tonight. We are super proud of you @Arsenal\u201d
— Kelly Smith MBE OLY (@Kelly Smith MBE OLY)
Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.