With a 2-1 victory over Germany at Euro 2022, England claimed the country’s first-ever women’s major championship.
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England defeated Germany 2-1 in the Euro 2022 Final at Wembley Stadium, marking the country’s first major women’s championship victory.
The Lionesses beat the eight-time champion thanks to Chloe Kelly’s maiden goal for her country. The final, which drew a record 87,192 spectators, was the first time the men’s and women’s tournaments had been held in front of the same crowd.
Kelly and Ella Toone scored to cancel off Lina Magull’s equaliser and cap a remarkable tournament run that had ended three times in heartbreak. On their path to the championship game, they scored a record 22 goals in the European Championships while allowing just two. This includes an 8-0 thrashing of No. 11 Norway and a 4-0 thrashing of No. 2 Sweden.
One record had to fall at Wembley, the scene of a painful defeat for the men’s team at the same stage just over a year ago, with head coach Sarina Wiegman having never lost a European Championship game – nor a game in charge of England.
In spite of having only won twice in the previous 27 encounters between the two teams, Wiegman’s players battled to a hard-fought victory, extending the Dutch coach’s amazing streak and eliciting scenes of pure, unabashed pleasure at the birthplace of English football.
That Joy was Embodied by the Match-Celebrations;
winner’s her interview with the BBC was one of the best ever given after a game. Kelly ran off with the microphone as he and the audience bounced, shouted, and danced to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” the unofficial anthem of England.
After missing time with an ACL injury in May of last year, the Manchester City forward pondered on the pinnacle of the greatest comeback story upon her return.
She then proclaimed, “Honestly, it’s fantastic.” This is the stuff of fairy tales. This is incredible to me as a young woman who enjoys seeing female football players. I appreciate everyone who helped me during my recovery. I knew I’d get here eventually.
Commander Leah Williamson continued, “I simply can’t stop sobbing. There was much discussion and deliberation, and now we have succeeded; this is the pinnacle of my life’s accomplishments.
Forever Altered Society will be Remembered as the Tournament’s Lasting Impact.
For this group, the road to glory is paved with victories. I adore all of you and am immensely pleased to call myself English.
Midfielder Jill Scott, the only player on the Lionesses roster to see action in the 6-2 thrashing at the hands of Germany in the 2009 final, has got her redemption story to its happy ending with the win.
After coming on as a substitute late in regulation, the 35-year-old made history by becoming the first English player to appear in two World Cups.
What Scott just heard, “I actually can’t believe that,” he added. We’re blessed with an outstanding team. Whoa, what a day. Amazing work from such a young crew; we appreciate every second.
I haven’t slept well this week and don’t Expect that to Change any Time Soon.
In response to the outpouring of well wishes on social media, England’s captain, Harry Kane, singled out teammate Craig Toone for special praise after the latter’s second-half goal put England ahead.
Wembley’s unbelievable scenes!! Major kudos to the incredible Lionesses,” Kane exclaimed. Ella Toone, you should be proud of that final touch, too.
Queen Elizabeth II sent a message of appreciation as well, praising the group for serving as role models for younger generations.
She Commended both the Championships and Your Performance in them.
But your accomplishments are much greater than the trophy you have worked so hard to obtain.
Each of you has done something that will serve as an example for other women and girls, both now and in the future. I pray that the influence you’ve had on your sport makes you as pleased with the outcome as you are right now.