England crowned European Champions as Chloe Kelly is deemed the hero at Wembley.

England have beaten Germany claim their first ever major title in front of a record breaking crowd at Wembley after an emphatic campaign for the home nation.

England had not really put a foot wrong for the entirety of their campaign at this years European Championships, and they were just one win away from winning their first ever major trophy.


Wiegman’s team were able to end 56 years of pain after extra time in front of over 87,000 fans at Wembley, a record crowd for any match at the European Championships, becoming the first England manager since Sir Alf Ramsey in 1966 to win a major international tournament.


England were dominant at the beginning of the game, as an early chance for Ellen White as she headed towards goal but was not able to trouble Frohms. Lucy Bronze was also denied early on as she also headed towards goal but couldn't break the deadlock.

The second half was where England were able to find the breakthrough. Ella Toone was found by a driven long-range pass from Keira Walsh to break away from the Germany defence before chipping a brilliant finish over Merle Frohms and in. Wembley had erupted and England had taken the all important lead


Germany grew into the second half, chance after chance seemed more threatening each time they pressed England. A massive chance for Lina Magull as she attacked down the right and fired a rising shot against the bar. The ball fell to Lea Schuller, but her follow-up was straight at Mary Earps.


In the 80th minute, Germany responded and it had been coming. Cracks were opening and the pressure was too much as Germany worked room for Tabea Wassmuth and was able to fire over a low cross that Lina Magull poked into the roof of the net.


To extra time we went and nothing really happened in the first period of play. Chances for both sides had gone begging but neither side could find the equaliser.


110th minute, and Wembley and England had something to cheer about. This time it was Chloe Kelly. The corner came in, Germany failed to clear as Lucy Bronze met it. The ball was able to fall to Chloe Kelly, who poked in at the second time of asking.

A nerve-wracking final 10 minutes as England held the ball in the corner and they had done it. Elation across the nation as England had won their first major trophy since 1966.


It wasn't the men who had done it. It was the women. The same women that could not play football the last time England won a major trophy. These women have written their name into the history books, Forever.


It finally came home.




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