England win Euro 2022 over Germany

England celebrate winning the Women’s Euro 2022 final between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 31 July.

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Updated 2118 GMT (0518 HKT) July 31, 2022

England celebrate winning the Women’s Euro 2022 final between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 31 July.

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England won their first major women’s championship in dramatic fashion by beating Germany 2-1 after extra time in the Euro 2022 final.

The victory was watched by 87,192 spectators at Wembley Stadium, which is a record for the final of the European Championship, both men’s and women’s.

England’s Ella Thun opened the scoring midway through the second half with a deft strike before Lina Magall called the game into extra time to equalize.

Ten minutes before the penalty shoot-out, Chloe Kelly threw the ball over the line at close range and scored the winning goal to avenge Germany’s 6-2 defeat in the 2009 final in Finland.