England won the hearts and attention of the nation at Euro 2022 and scored some amazing goals.
Three of the Lionesses’ stars – Beth Mead, Alessia Russo and Georgia Stanway – are clearly in contention for a place in the tournament.
Other contenders include Delfina Cascarino, Guro Reiten and Daniel van de Donk.
Here the PA news agency reviews some of the tournament’s best hits.
Guro Reiten – Norway 4 Northern Ireland 1, 7 July
The Norwegians were already leading 3-1 when Reiten stepped forward to take a free kick close to the penalty area. She put in quite a bit of effort as she tossed the ball over her teammates in the wall, who ducked as the ball hit the net.
Delfina Cascarino – France 5 Italy 1, July 10
Grace Geyoro may have made headlines as the first female Euro player to score a hat-trick in the first half, but Cascarino scored a goal in the game. She took the ball from the left and cut inside, after which she landed a shot that fell and turned into the bottom corner.
Daniel van de Donk – Netherlands 3 Portugal 2, July 13
With the score at 2-2, Van de Donk pulled out a stunning victory for the Netherlands. The ball was passed to her just outside the penalty area and she spun around and delivered a superb curling shot into the top corner.
Georgia Stanway – England 2 Spain 1, July 20
Equalizing with a late goal from Rousseau, England’s hard-fought quarter-final clash with Spain went into extra time. The tie was settled in style when Stanway picked up the ball and, as the defense retreated, landed a stunning 25-yard shot.
Beth Mead – England 4 Sweden 0, 26 July
Meade calmed the English in the semi-final against Sweden with her debut in the 34th minute. She superbly controlled Lucy Bronze’s cross and allowed the ball to bounce before blasting it past the keeper.
Alessia Russo – England 4 Sweden 0, 26 July
Rousseau showed superb improvisation in England’s third place. Having missed a direct moment from close range, she left the gate with two defenders nearby. However, she hit the goalkeeper in the legs with a brilliant heel kick into the net.