Lionesses bring football home with Euro 2022 final triumph over Germany

England secured victory in extra-time thanks to Chloe Kelly's strike

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England have won the Women’s European Championship, beating Germany 2-1 after extra-time in the final at Wembley.

Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring the winning goal.
Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring the winning goal.

The Lionesses secured victory with a dramatic goal in extra-time, thanks to a first ever international goal from Chloe Kelly.

Kelly prodded the ball past Merle Frohms in the 110th minute to restore the tournament hosts’ lead after fellow substitute Ella Toone’s wonderful lobbed opener just after the hour mark.

Prince William congratulates Beth Mead following England's win.
Prince William congratulates Beth Mead following England's win.

Eight-time champions Germany – who had lost star forward Alexandra Popp to injury in the warm-up – equalised with 11 minutes of normal time remaining through Lina Magull, and the game looked on course for a penalty shoot-out until Kelly’s effort fired Sarina Wiegman’s side to glory.

A year on from the men’s team losing their Euros final at the stadium on penalties to Italy, England can celebrate the first piece of major silverware for a senior side since the men’s 1966 World Cup triumph over West Germany.

And there was jubilation at the final whistle as the players tried to take in what they had done amid an almighty roar from the 87,192 crowd – the biggest-ever attendance for any Euros match, men’s or women’s.