Euro 2022: Lionesses win final with extra time victory over Germany

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England’s Lionesses have won Euro 2022 after beating Germany 2-1 in extra-time at Wembley.

It is the country’s first major trophy since the men’s side won the World Cup in 1966.

Ella Toone gave England the lead in the 62nd minute with a sublime lob after being sent through one-on-one with the German goalkeeper.

The Lionesses were unable to hold on as Germany’s Lina Magull scored a flic-on at the near post in the 79th minute.
But England prevailed in extra time as Chloe Kelly poked home from close range after Germany failed to clear a corner.
Speaking to the BBC after the game, Kelly said “It’s amazing” before running off to sing Sweet Caroline with her teammates.
Returning briefly to the microphone, she added: “This is what dreams are made of. Wow, this is unbelievable.”

Captain Leah Williamson said: “We talk, and we talk, and we talk and we finally did it,” adding: “I just can’t stop crying.”

Ella Toone said it was the “best day” of her life and it “doesn’t seem real”.

“I am absolutely buzzing my head off,” she went on. “I can’t even explain what it feels like. It’s come home!”

Beth Mead won the Golden Boot after finishing the tournament with six goals, 12 months after she was left out of Team GB’s Olympic squad for the Tokyo Games.

“I can’t believe it,” she said. “Sometimes football puts you down but bouncing back is the best way and that is what we have done.

“I am so, so proud of this team. I love this team and I love this country.”

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