England Win After Thrilling Match Against Germany In Front of Euros Record Crowd

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England women’s team was crowned champion of Europe after beating Germany at Wembley in front of a packed crowd.

England's Women's teamEngland’s players and staff celebrated in the locker room after being awarded the Euro 2022 trophy. (Image: twitter/lionesses)

87,192 was the official attendance for the final, a European Championship record for both men’s and women’s football. In a massive blow to the Germany team, the tournament’s joint top-scorer Alexandra Popp had to be replaced in the starting 11 after getting injury in pre-match warm-up. She couldn’t be involved at all in the match.

A record attendance across any UEFA European Championship match, men or women.

HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE 👏 pic.twitter.com/pJ2zaYUNKR

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 31, 2022

Ella Toone put England ahead in the 62nd minute, then Lena Magull made it level with 11 minutes left in the match. The affair couldn’t be settled over 90 minutes, so it went to extra-time. Chloe Kelly, with her 110th-minute goal, offered England the victory, as tens of thousands cheered on from the stands.

Wiegman: ‘I need a couple of days to realize what we’ve done’

The Lionesses won their first European trophy in their third final, having also featured in the last act 1984 and 2009. For the Germans, the loss on Sunday was the first after winning all the eight finals they played before.

🎵 It’s coming home 🎵

A familiar song breaks out from the #Lionesses in Sarina Wiegman’s press conference following England’s Euros win.

🎥 @GirlsontheBall | #WEURO2022pic.twitter.com/V4pTxuuwn0

— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) July 31, 2022

“I think I need a couple of days to realize what we’ve done,” said England boss Sarina Wiegman, who never lost a match at the Euros. Before taking charge of the English women’s team, Wiegman guided the Netherlands to the supreme crown in 2017 also with a flawless record.

🗣️ “I think I need a couple of days to realize what we’ve done”

England manager Sarina Wiegman reacts to her side’s historic win. pic.twitter.com/7b6sJLq94L

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 31, 2022

“I’ve lost my voice a little bit,” she continued. “I think what we’ve done is really incredible. I’m so proud of the team,” Wiegman stressed.

England’s locker room celebrations are immaculate 🤩

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— Attacking Third (@AttackingThird) July 31, 2022

The England manager was appointed less than a year ago. The Lionesses remain unbeaten under her, with the Germany game confirming the 18th victory of the 20 games she’s been in charge.

“It was so tight but who cares?” Wiegman said. “We won 2-1 and we are European champions. If you really want to win and become better every single day… That’s what I have noticed the whole year. It’s been incredible. We agreed a couple of things on behaviours, they weren’t just words, we lived it. And this is the result,” Wiegman concluded.

🗣️ “It’s unbelievable”

Chloe Kelly reacts to her goal that clinched the trophy for England. pic.twitter.com/nTKsMjzxfT

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 31, 2022

 

Author: Justin Graves