England Lionesses clinch Euros glory as sub Chloe Kelly brings football home

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England's fabulous Lionesses have ended 56 years of hurt after beating Germany 2-1 in an unforgettable history-making evening at Wembley Stadium.

Just like in 1966, it took extra-time to separate the two sides, with Chloe Kelly emulating Sir Geoff Hurst with a late winner – her first ever international goal – by poking home from a few yards out following an England set-piece. The 24-year-old whipped off her shirt in celebration, earning herself world's most welcomed yellow card in the history of English football.

87,000 fans erupted as the full-time whistle blew as England's women secured their first ever triumph in a major international tournament.

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The Lionesses were worthy winners too, dominating the match the off. Lucy Bronze both went close with a header at the back post in the first half before Ellen White smashed one over the bar after latching on to a neat cut-back by Beth Mead.

The only moment of concern for Sarina Wiegman's side in the first 45 was a heart-palpitating goalmouth scramble, though the Germans, who lost top-scorer Alexandra Popp to injury in the warm-up, came out swinging in the second half.

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Germany's Lina Magull toe-poked her shot wide from just a few yards out with the score at 0-0, while Tabea Waßmuth wasted a glorious one-on-one opportunity moments before.

Ella Toone grabbed England's first with a marvellous scoop – worthy of winning any tournament – early on in the second half, though Germany hit back minutes later through Magull from close range.

Ultimately though, the night belonged to England, and match-winner Kelly summed up the mood of the nation during her post-match interview.

"Oh my God, look at them. It's amazing honestly, thank you to every single person who came out to support us. This is unbelievable," she said before bounding off singing Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline.

Up next was Wiegman, and after being asked what makes her team so special, aptly responded: "Do you have half an hour?"


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