England created history by winning their first major women’s tournament in a dramatic Euro 2022 final against old rivals and eight-time champions Germany at Wembley.
Substitute Chloe Kelly poked home a loose ball from a corner to send the raucous record crowd of 87,192 into a frenzy with ten minutes of extra time remaining.
On a monumental day in the history of English football, Sarina Wiegman’s side showed they were equal to anything a strong and physical German team threw at them.
Ella Toone had earlier come off the bench to score the opener in normal time before Germany’s Lina Magull set up a nervous ending when she equalised in the 79th minute.
There were scenes of jubilation in the stands and an outpouring of emotion by players on the pitch at full-time as the magnitude of their achievement began to sink in.
The final was advertised as a battle between the competition’s two best-performing sides, and for large parts they cancelled each other out.
England did what no other nation had done before, beat serial winners Germany in a European Women’s Championship final.
It comes 56 years after England’s men beat West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, the only previous major trophy won by a men’s or women’s England senior team.
A moment for the history books ✍️
🏴 England are #WEURO2022 champions! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/bX6QrE0VOu
— UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (@WEURO2022) July 31, 2022