England Win UEFA Women’s Euro Tournament As the Three Lionesses Beat Germany in Front of Record Wembley Crowd

England Win UEFA Women’s Euro Tournament As the Three Lionesses Beat Germany in Front of Record Wembley Crowd

  • A record crowd of 87 192 supporters gathered at Wembley to watch England take on Germany
  • Ella Toone gave England the lead with a beautiful chip in the UEFA Women's Euro final against Germany
  • Lina Magull produced a smart finish from close range as Germany equalised in the second half against England

England are the new UEFA Women's champions.

The Three Lionesses beat the Germans in a thrilling final in front of a record Wembley crowd.

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England beat Germany in front of a packed Wembley stadium to claim the UEFA Women’s Euro title. Image: Naomi Baker/ Mike Hewitt/ Mike Hewitt
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England started the game spurred on by the home support. The crowd were raucous every time an English player touched the ball.

Ellen White had England’s first attempt in the first five minutes but her header on target was gathered by Merle Frohms in the German goal.

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Beth Mead looked impressive on the left flank as she troubled the German defence on more than one occasion. Germany struggled to settle in the first ten minutes and had to settle for long-range shots as their best means of attack.

Lucy Bronze also came close to opening the scoring for the home side as she provided an aerial threat from corners. The first half saw both teams battle in the middle of the park and both have handball appeals in the box denied by VAR.

White had England’s best chance of the first half when she ran onto a ball in the box but blasted it just over the bar in the 39th minute.

The German side came out all guns blazing in the second half as they sought to stun the home team. Lina Magull and Tabea Waßmuth had the best chances for the Die Nationalelf.

With Germany slowly starting to boss the game, England sent the Wembley crowd wild as Ella Toone broke the deadlock. Georgia Stanway pinged a beautiful long-range ball which Toone ran onto. She then showed great composure to run at the German defence and chip Frohm from just outside the box to find the back of the net.

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Magull almost levelled matters soon after as but her powerful effort rebounded off the crossbar and into the path of Schüller. Schüller then took a shot but it wasn’t dangerous enough to beat Mary Earps. Earps was brilliant between the sticks for England as continued to keep the Germans out.

Magull looked the most likely to score for the German side and she finally did in the 79th minute. Waßmuth found Magull in the box and the midfielder smartly finished from close range.

With neither side able to grab a winner, the game went to extra time.

Extra time was a relatively quiet affair as both teams battled fatigue and pushed through. Chloe Kelly then sent Wembley into delirium as she toe-poked the ball home from a corner to give England the lead in the 110th minute.

The Three Lionesses hung onto the lead for the win to secure their first Euro title.

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Women's Euro 2022 final crowd of 87,000 sets new record

England's Euro 2022 final against Germany at Wembley set a new record of 87,192 for the highest attended match at either a men's or women's European Championship on Sunday.

Attendances across the tournament in England have more than doubled compared to the last women's European Championship five years ago.

The Lionesses' 1-0 win over Austria to open the tournament in front of 69,000 at Old Trafford smashed the previous record for a women's Euro match of 41,000.

Source: Sports Brief News

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