England women’s football team created history as they won the 2022 Women’s Euros against Germany 2-1 in extra time. Elle Toone started the proceedings with a magical chip goal from Keira Walsh’s cross-field assist. Germany retaliated with Lina Magull’s clinical strike in the 74th minute.
With the game entering extra time, both teams had several half chances as the deadlock continued. Then at the 110th-minute mark, England’s number nine Kelly Chloe sealed the victory with a scrappy finish to help the Lionesses win their first major trophy in history. But the real highlight was created after the match when the England coach Sarina Wiegman was in the post-match press conference.
As she was discussing her team’s performance, her squad gatecrashed into the room, singing “It’s Coming Home”. Goalkeeper Mary Earps literally raised the roof as she even climbed on top of the table and continued dancing along with her teammates.
Absolute scenes! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/EV5Wzvf4U3
— Lionesses (@Lionesses) July 31, 2022
Before these celebrations, Sarina Wiegman praised her as they won all six games at Euro 2022, scoring 22 goals and conceding two. She said, “I don’t have any secrets. I don’t think I realise what’s going on – I need some time. Now we have won the Euros the expectation will go up again. First, we will party.”
Wiegman also hopes this win will inspire a new generation of players. “During our preparation for the Euros we brought in some players who played in 1971,” she added. We should always remember the ones who went before us because they made a path for us. This team makes a path for the next generation.”