England won Euro 2022 by beating Germany 2-1 after extra time at Wembley.
hloe Kelly wrote herself into the history books by scoring the winning goal in the 20th minute of extra period after Lina Magull canceled Ella Thun’s opener in regulation time.
The Lionesses managed to hold on to record a memorable victory and win a major tournament for the first time.
Here the PA news agency shows how the match developed.
Before the match: Germany suffered a major blow before the start of the match when tournament captain and top scorer Alexandra Popp was injured in the warm-up and was replaced by Bayern Munich striker Lea Schuller.
3 minutes: England had their chance to start their dream game when Fran Kirby darted down the left flank and landed a shot at the far post on Ellen White, but the striker’s header landed squarely on Merle Fromes.
25 minutes: Germany entered the game and were inches away from taking the lead after a set piece. Magalla’s corner caused chaos and Marina Hegering’s efforts were eventually taken off the line by a combination of Mary Earps and Leah Williamson. The incident was tested for handball, but England survived.
38 minutes: White had another brilliant opportunity to break the deadlock when she brought Beth Mead to the right flank and hit the end of Mead’s return but couldn’t contain her efforts.
48 minutes: Germany started the second half strongly, and after her half-time entry, Tabea Wasmuth made an impact almost immediately, taking advantage of a mistake by Millie Bright, but shot right into the Earps as she raced for goal.
50 minutes: England suffered another major panic as Lina Magull squandered a golden opportunity. After the ball fell softly on her at the penalty mark, she made an effort on goal, but saw that the ball flew past the post, when in fact it should have hit the net.
55 minutes: Sarina Wigman stuck to her tried and true formula and featured Alessia Russo and Ella Toon for Ellen White and Fran Kirby.
61 minutes: Thun cemented her place in folklore with a stunning finish, opening the scoring just six minutes into the field. A brilliant ball from Keira Walsh sent a substitute ball into the net, and in a moment of superb composure she cleared the ball over Germany’s incoming goalkeeper Froms and drove Wembley crazy.
65 minutes: Home fans were still celebrating and England’s hearts were firmly on their lips as the dangerous Magall rushed into the box and struck the post, with replays showing Earps getting the most important of the touches.
79 minutes: Germany responded well and moments after Leah Williamson had scored, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side equalized. Sidney Lohmann played brilliantly in Wasmuth and her near-post ball was delivered by Magall to secure a grandstand finish.
90+4 : England managed to regroup after leveling Magalla, but neither side was able to decide a winner as extra time went on.
110 minutes: England’s golden moment came in the second half of extra time when Chloe Kelly devoted herself to the annals of time. After Germany failed to clear Lauren Hemp’s corner, a loose ball landed on her and she jabbed home on her second attempt to evoke euphoric scenes of celebration.