England vs Germany: England clinches her first major trophy after 56 years, with a 2-1 victory

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The Lionesses clinch victory in England vs Germany final, with goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly, to win the 2022 Euros. Yesterday, goals from Manchester-based forwards Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly were enough to secure the victory for England vs. Germany, ensuring that the Lionesses clinch their first 2022 Women’s European Championships for the English Women’s Team on a record-breaking day at Wembley.

What the men can do with England vs Germany, the women can do better.

This victory over the Germans comes a year after the Men’s Team, the Three Lions, dramatically lost out 3-2 on penalties to Italy in the 2021 Euros. The Lionesses have been one of the most brilliant teams in the tournament, scoring up to 24 goals and capping it with the trophy. This is the first major trophy for England’s Women’s Football Team and the first major trophy for the country since the male team, Three Lions, won the FIFA World Cup.


England Vs Germany

In front of a tournament-record attendance of 87,192 fans, the Lionesses could snatch the trophy from the grasp of eight-time champions, Germany, in the 110th minute of extra-time, with a toe-poked goal from Manchester City’s 24-year-old Chloe Kelly who came on as a substitute.

The Lionesses opened the score sheet with substitute Ella Toone’s 62nd-minute goal before Germany’s Lina Magull made it all square with a beautiful goal in the 79th minute, delaying the joy of English fans. The final was a practical “clash of the titans”, as both teams were, by a far margin, the best teams of the tournament. But while the Germans seem to be the better team with the possession and goalward shots, it was a keenly contested match.

Chances were missed, saved by goalkeepers, or outrightly wasted before Ella Toone’s opener; but the massive crowd at the Wembley Stadium was given an entertaining match that they would want to revel in all year long.

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England Vs Germany – The celebrations and excitement

At the end of the match, the English fans, players, and even head coach Serena Weigman were all overjoyed, teary-eyed, and emotional with the feat they had just achieved, defeating fierce rivals and serial champions, Germany, in the final. It was a fairytale ending for both England and Chloe Kelly, who had just returned to the field of play 3 months ago, after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury.
It was certainly a day when Women’s Football was joyously supported and celebrated in the UK, as fans trooped out en masse to support the Lionesses. The English fans even booed the German team when they were announced in the stadium tannoy before the game.

And while the English team enjoyed a good spell of football yesterday, the Germans were hit by a stroke of bad luck when their contender for the tournament’s top scorer award, Alexandra Popp, picked up an injury, even before the match started. The officiating of the game from Kateryna Monzul was good, although faulted by German coach, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, and former male Arsenal player and sports pundit, Ian Wright.
Yesterday’s final was one that would be etched into the hearts of English fans for a long time, as they enjoyed a brand of football not present in their Women National football for some time while clinching the 2022 Women’s European Championships.

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