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England Beat Germany To Win 2022 Women's European Championship, It's Actually Coming Home

Jack Kenmare

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England Beat Germany To Win 2022 Women's European Championship, It's Actually Coming Home

It's finally coming home. England women have secured a major piece of silverware for the first time after beating great rivals Germany in a pulsating European Championship final.

Sarina Wiegman's side, who beat Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland, Spain and Sweden on their way to the final, took the lead through substitute Ella Toone.

Georgia Stanway picked up the ball in midfield before knocking it across to Keira Walsh, who fed Toone with a perfectly-weighted through ball. The 22-year-old then did this to send Wembley into a frenzy.


How good was that? And with her second touch of the game, as well. Here's how social media reacted to the finish.






The Three Lions looked dangerous from minute one.

In fact, the relentless Ellen White almost headed England into an early lead after a great piece of play from Fran Kirby, who was a Man of the Match contender in their semi-final win over Sweden.

England continued to cause their opposition problems with their attacking flair, but Germany – without their star striker Alexandra Popp after she was injured in the warm-up – soon enjoyed a period of dominance.


After some nice work from Svenja Huth down the right hand side, Lyon midfielder Sara Dabritz almost made it 1-0 but as per usual, Lucy Bronze was well positioned on the edge of the six-yard area to make a block.

A few minutes later and Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's side almost took the lead again.

A mad scramble from a Germany corner forced Leah Williamson to make a crucial block on the line and VAR was called over a possible handball.

But England fans breathed a collective sigh of relief when officials waved away any intent after reviewing the footage.


Both sides enjoyed spells of dominance in the opening half but neither team could break the deadlock until Toone's chipped effort in the 62nd minute.

To their credit though, Germany didn't let their heads drop and with 10 minutes remaining, Lina Magull equalised with a well-worked team goal to silence the capacity Wembley crowd.

Sydney Lohmann slid the ball into Tabia Wassmuth, who spotted Magull at the near post to make it 1-1.


After a number of chances for both sides, Sunday's showpiece event went to extra-time, where both teams threatened in equal measure.

But in the 110th minute, Manchester City forward Chloe Kelly poked home to score her first international goal and the game's winner.

The biggest goal in England's recent history? It could well be. Here are those incredible scenes at Wembley.


Thoughts on that final?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: England, Germany, Womens Football

Jack Kenmare
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