England women beat Germany to end major tournament wait at Euro 2022 | Football News

WEMBLEY: England won a major women’s tournament for the first time as Chloe Kelly’s extra-time goal secured a 2-1 win over Germany at a sold-out Wembley on Sunday.
In front of a record crowd of 87,192 for any game in European Championships history, Kelly fired a loose ball from close range to end English football’s 56-year wait for a victory in World Cup or Euro.
England looked set for victory within 90 minutes when substitute Ella Toone’s sublime chip on Merle Frohms put the hosts ahead.

Germany showed remarkable resilience to bounce back as Lina Magull equalized 11 minutes from time.
But for once, England should not deprive themselves of a success in a major tournament.
Kelly battled back a torn anterior cruciate ligament to get fit in time for the tournament and made herself a national hero by being in the right place to pounce when Germany failed to clear a corner in the 110th minute.
The Manchester City winger ripped off his shirt in celebration in scenes reminiscent of Mia Hamm’s famous reaction after scoring the winning penalty for the United States at the 1999 World Cup.
Fortune did not favor Germany, who lost captain and top scorer Alexandra Popp to a muscle injury in the warm-up.
But England will feel their time for luck was due as 12 months after the Three Lions lost on penalties to Italy in the men’s Euro 2020 final, the country’s women have done better.

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