Football comes home! England Lionesses break men’s record with historic European Championships win

Chloe Kelly’s late strike proved the difference in a tense affair

The England women’s team etched their names indellibly into the history books on Sunday night, courtesy of a

The Lionesses, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

On the back of a record-breaking summer, which saw Sarina Wiegman’s troops defy the odds en route to a spot in the competition showpiece, England welcomed old foes Germany to Wembley for a shot at glory.

And it was the hosts who struck first, courtesy of Ella Toone’s finish just beyond the hour mark.

Germany, though, were soon back on level terms, silencing a packed Wembley when Lina Magull struck ten minutes from time.

And so, for the 2nd time in the space of a year, an English outfit were forced to see out extra time in the finale of a European Championship final.

Whilst Gareth Southgate’s men were ultimately left heartbroken by Italy, though, the Lionesses simply would not be denied.

With a full 110 minutes on the clock, a scramble in the visitors’ penalty area culminated in Chloe Kelly slotting home from close range.

And that proved all she wrote when it came to the goalscoring in London, as the final whistle sparked chaotic celebrations both on the pitch and across the stands at Wembley:

England, in turn, have become just the 5th nation to taste glory at the Women’s Euros, following Sweden, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands into an altogether exclusive club.

Not only that, but they have too set a new record, with it having been confirmed that Kelly’s finale winner guided the Lionesses to 22 goals this summer, the most ever scored by either a male or female country across a single edition of the European Championships:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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