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England 2-1 Germany: Kelly scores late winner as Lionesses claim first-ever European title

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A tense final at Wembley saw England edge out their traditional rivals on home soil.

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England defeated Germany 2-1 in the women’s Euro 2022 final to claim the first major trophy in their history.

Germany started off as the better side but had no luck in converting their chances throughout the first half.

England remained under pressure at the beginning of the second period but showed significant signs of improvement in their counter-attacks.

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Following an inch-perfect assist from Keira Walsh, Ella Toone put England ahead with a sublime cheap shot in the 62nd minute.

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The Germans immediately started their efforts to come back into the game. But it took them 17 minutes to finally score the equalizer through Lina Magull.

England looked exhausted throughout the first half of the extra time, with Germany increasing the pressure to snatch the winner.

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However, it was the hosts who won the tournament by converting a corner in the 110th minute. Following a poor clearance inside Germany’s box, Chloe Kelly found the ball in the perfect spot to smash it behind Merle Frohms from close range.

Germany pushed for a second equalizer, but it was too late for them to come back into the game.

The historic victory marks English football’s first trophy since their men’s World Cup triumph in 1966, another game won against Germany.

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