LONDON — Forward Chloe Kelly’s extra-time strike in Sunday’s women’s European Championship final saw England beat Germany 2-1 to clinch their first-ever major title in front of a record crowd at home. did.
Substitute Kerry was the quickest to react to a loose ball from a corner in the second period of extra time, helping his side lose to Germany in the 2009 Euro final in Helsinki.
England manager Salina Wiegman became the first manager to win the men’s or women’s Euros in 2017 when he brought his native Netherlands from two different countries. She was appointed England manager last September and her side has not lost since.
“I can’t stop crying. Leah Williamson said pitchside.
“The legacy of this competition is social change. The legacy of this team is the winners and that is the journey. I love each and every one of you and I am so proud to be British. I’m doing my best not to speak ill of you.”
On an unforgettable day for England, in front of a sold-out crowd at Wembley Stadium, the hosts scored forward Ella Toon’s goal in the 62nd minute to bring 87,192 to a UEFA tournament record.
Substitute Lina Magal took Germany back into the game and sent it into extra time, but Kerry came on just in time to give England victory and drive the home fans into a frenzy.
Germany hit in the warm-up as striker Alexandra Popp, who scored six goals in five games in her Euro debut, suffered a muscle injury and had to withdraw from the line-up and was replaced by Lee Schuller. I received
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side missed Pop’s presence in the box, but the first half ended goalless in a hard-fought physical game.
Thun opened the scoring with a beautiful chipped finish just after the hour mark.
However, it was canceled 17 minutes later by Magal’s equalizing goal from close range after the home side were pushed back by the opposition.
The match ended 1–1 after 90 minutes, and the atmosphere calmed down a bit as the idea began to seep in that Germany had won a record ninth Euro crown on the home turf of English football.
It was up to 110 minutes, but Kerry was the quickest to react and stabbed the winner before urging the crowd to raise their voices and cheer on the team, giving Germany its first loss in a major final.
“It seems unreal. I’m banging my head. It’s honestly the best moment of my career, the best moment of my life. I’m so proud to be part of this group.” I will,” Toon said.
England’s Beth Meade won the Most Valuable Player award with 6 goals and 5 assists, a record 22 times during the tournament.
“I have no words. I am in shock. I cried out loud with my family. Without them, I wouldn’t be here.”
“I am very proud of this team. I love this team and I love this country.”