Euro 2022 final LIVE: England v Germany result and reaction as the Lionesses win after Chloe Kelly goal

England beat Germany 2-1 in the Euro 2022 final on Sunday to claim their first ever major title in front of a record crowd on home soil.

England forward Ella Toone opened the scoring in the 62nd minute with a beautiful chipped finish, moments after coming on as a substitute. However, that was cancelled out by Germany’s Lina Magull who fired in an equaliser from close range 17 minutes later.

The match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes to take it into extra time. The sides could not be separated until 110th minute when England forward Chloe Kelly reacted quickest to a loose ball from a corner and poked in the winner.

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England vs Germany: Euro 2022 final

  • England beat Germany 2-1 to win Euro 2022!

  • 110’ - GOAL! Kelly pokes home from close range to put Lionesses back ahead (ENG 2-1 GER)

  • FULL-TIME! England 1-1 Germany - game goes to extra-time

  • 79’ - GOAL! Magull finishes off great team move to equalise (ENG 1-1 GER)

  • 62’ - GOAL! Toone’s exquisite lob from Walsh’s through ball puts Lionesses ahead (ENG 1-0 GER)

  • 39’ - CHANCE! White fires a glorious opportunity over the bar (ENG 0-0 GER)

  • 27’ - CLOSE! England survive mad goalmouth scramble (ENG 0-0 GER)

  • 5’ - CHANCE! White’s header from Kirby’s precise cross well-saved by Frohms (ENG 0-0 GER)

The new European Champions

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England’s players stayed on the pitch for over an hour after the trophy presentation.

The fans ebbed away but the players remained, they took in the history of the moment and the scale of the achievement they’ve accomplished.

Beth Mead’s revenge tour

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England’s Golden Boot winner Beth Mead was left out of the Team GB squad for last summer’s Olympics but has thrived under new Lioness boss Sarina Wiegman and showed a laser-eyed focus on performing well at Euro 2022 which was renamed ‘Beth Mead’s revenge tour’ by former England star Ian Wright.

“I can’t believe it.” she said after the final whistle, “Sometimes football puts you down but bouncing back is the best way. I’m speechless, I can’t take it all in.

“I’m in shock. I’ve had a good cry with my mum and dad. I am so proud of this team, I love this team and I love this country!”

Adele and Spice Girls lead praise to Lionesses’ ‘girl power’ after Euro 2022 win

21:45 , Michael Jones

Adele and the Spice Girls are among the famous faces to praise the Lionesses’ “girl power” following their Euro 2022 victory.

The squad beat Germany 2-1 after extra time, securing the first major tournament title for any England team since 1966.

Following their historic win, multi-award-winning singer Adele described the achievement as a “game changer”.

Adele and Spice Girls lead praise to Lionesses’ ‘girl power’ after Euro 2022 win

‘Sarina knows how to get the best out of us'

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That is the verdict of England defender Millie Bright when she was asked how important coach Sarina Wiegman has been in developing the side into European champions.

“Sarina knows what she wants, how to get it and how to get the best out of us.” said Bright, “That’s the most together we’ve ever been at a tournament.

“She gives us confidence, she has experience and she’s the loveliest person. She’s brilliant.”

Fellow defender Rachel Daly added: “We won the Euros at Wembley? Can you believe it?

“I can, because I never doubted this team. I was a nervous wreck the whole time at the end. This place just erupted. Thank you so much everyone.”

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‘I can’t stop crying'

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England captain Leah Williamson is emotional in her post-victory interview as she explains what it means to be a European champion.

She said: “I can’t stop crying. We talk and we talk and we’ve finally done it. It’s the proudest moment of my life. I’m taking in every single second because I’ll want to relive this for a long time.

“The legacy of this tournament is a change in society. We have brought people together, brought people to games. We want people at WSL games.

“Sorry I’m screaming but I love every single one of you and I’m so proud to be English!”

England are the European Champions!

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Watch the Lionesses lift the European Championship for the very first time.

'Just incredible’

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What a performance and what a tournament from England’s Lionesses. One that will surely go down in history.

Player of the Tournament

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Beth Mead was awarded the Player of the Tournament trophy as her six goals - including a hat-trick against Norway - helped the Lionesses to the final.

She was the pivotal part of England’s attack scoring the winning goal against Austria and netting against Sweden in the semi-final.

A fitting award for a brilliant campaign.

‘This is the moment'

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Former Lioness and current BBC pundit, Alex Scott, hopes that England winning the Euros is the starting point for a huge investment in women’s football.

“So many people have been involved to get women’s football to this point, to see this trophy.” she said, “This is what we’ve all been dreaming of. The amount of investment in the game to get us to this point.

“This moment reminds me of the 1999 Women’s World Cup when USA won that. It changed the face of soccer in America forever. I feel this is a moment in England.

“This is the moment.”

Ian Wright says Lionesses are ‘getting what they deserve’ after Euro triumph

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Ian Wright believes England reaped the rewards for all their hard work after the Lionesses became European champions at Wembley.

Sarina Wiegman’s side defeated Germany 2-1 after extra-time, Chloe Kelly scoring the winner after Ella Toone’s wonderful lobbed opener had been cancelled out by Lina Magull with 11 minutes of normal time remaining.

“I can’t even put into words the amount of work that’s gone into this and they’re getting what they deserve,” Wright said in his role as a summariser for the BBC.

Ian Wright says Lionesses ‘getting what they deserve’ after Euro triumph

England beat Germany to win Euro 2022 thanks to dramatic Chloe Kelly extra-time goal

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Watch it on repeat.

Chloe Kelly’s extra-time European Championship winning goal:

Euro 2022 match-winner Chloe Kelly: ‘It’s what dreams are made of’

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England’s hero Chloe Kelly said she was living the dream after firing her country to Euro 2022 glory.

Kelly came off the bench to score a 110th-minute winner and give the Lionesses a 2-1 win against Germany in the final at Wembley.

After Ella Toone’s opener had been cancelled out in normal time by Lina Magull, the Manchester City forward poked home from close range to spark euphoric scenes at the national stadium as England went on to win a major tournament for the first time.

Kelly was more interested in singing Sweet Caroline than answering questions in her flash TV interview, but did say this was her dream growing up.

Match-winner Chloe Kelly savours Euro title: ‘What dreams are made of’

England beat Germany to win Euro 2022 thanks to dramatic Chloe Kelly extra-time goal

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Cue the celebrations.

Steely Sarina Wiegman calmly steers England’s Lionesses to Euro 2022 glory

20:28 , Michael Jones

If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery then surely Sarina Wiegman’s suit says it all.

The England head coach claimed a second consecutive women’s Euro trophy on Sunday, having guided her native Netherlands to glory in 2017.

Britain has exponentially taken notice of the steely blue-eyed woman who has guided the Lionesses to glory, surpassing even some of her own squad to become one of the most recognisable faces at this tournament.

Steely Sarina Wiegman calmly steers England’s Lionesses to Euro 2022 glory

England beat Germany to win Euro 2022 thanks to dramatic Chloe Kelly extra-time goal

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Some 56 years ago, when England last won a major international tournament, they thought it was all over. This time, you sense it is just the beginning.

How else to characterise the scale of this achievement by these women who now call themselves the champions of Europe? How else to contextualise the magnitude of Chloe Kelly’s winner, stabbed in with the tenacity that she, her team-mates and their predecessors have had to show to earn the recognition they can now revel in?

Kelly’s 110th-minute strike not only won this Women’s European Championship and not only delivered the Lionesses their first tournament success of their history. The belief is that it will do far more than that, building on the rapid growth that a sport that was once illegal has witnessed in recent years, capitalising on the sheer joy of this summer to inspire wider change. Granted, win or lose, Sarina Wiegman and her players had perhaps already achieved that. But now they have a trophy to hang it all on too.

England beat Germany to win Euro 2022 after dramatic Chloe Kelly extra-time goal

Reaction from Leah Williamson

20:24 , Michael Jones

Here’s England’s European Championship winning captain, Leah Williamson, speaking to the BBC after the game:

Record breakers

20:22 , Michael Jones

England scored 22 goals at Euro 2022, a record for a team in a single edition of the European Championship (men’s and women’s).

Six of them were scored by Beth Mead, who claimed the golden boot.

‘What a day!'

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England’s Jill Scott, the only player to taste defeat in the Euro 2009 final still in the squad, spoke to the BBC after the match. She’s played for the Lionesses for the last 16 years and is a veteran of 10 tournaments.

“I can’t believe it! It’s such a privilege to be a part of this. What a day!” she said, “The younger players have been fantastic, playing with freedom.

“The celebrations are going to be big and I don’t think I’m going to sleep this week!”

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Euro 2022 final: Key moments from England’s historic win over Germany

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England won Euro 2022 after beating Germany 2-1 after extra time at Wembley.

Chloe Kelly wrote herself into the history books with the winning goal in the 20th minute of the additional period after Ella Toone’s opener had been cancelled out in normal time by Lina Magull.

The Lionesses were able to hold on to record a memorable victory and win a major tournament for the first time.

Here, the PA news agency charts how the match unfolded.

Euro 2022 final: Key moments from England’s historic win over Germany

England beat Germany to win Euro 2022 thanks to dramatic Chloe Kelly extra-time goal

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England forced to the brink before shedding pain of the past with sweetest triumph of all

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To reach history, England first had to suffer. To shed the pain of the past, the Lionesses had to stare into the brink, and Wembley had to feel as if history was repeating itself again as penalties loomed. It was happening again, it had to be, that in a final of a major tournament and after weeks of making an overwhelming positive impact, that England would too be hit with the cold, crushing realisation that it simply wasn’t meant to be.

But this is a different team, unburdened by past scars, whose journey to Wembley under Sarina Wiegman had instead been fuelled by the opportunity to forge its future, to change the sport and with it, wider society too. You could feel that emotion in Chloe Kelly’s winner, scrambled over the line but followed by the rawest of celebrations. That joy will carry into the night, and in the years to come might be remembered as the moment where everything changed.

England forced to the brink before shedding pain of the past with sweetest triumph

England beat Germany to win Euro 2022 thanks to dramatic Chloe Kelly extra-time goal

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England beat Germany to win Euro 2022 thanks to dramatic Chloe Kelly extra-time goal

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Euro 2022 trophy presentation

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The new European Champions. After 56 years of hurt, how good does it feel?

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Euro 2022 trophy presentation

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England’s coach, Sarina Wiegman, is the first coach to win the European Championship back-to-back with two different teams. She leads the Lionesses onto the stage to receive their winners medals.

As captain, Leah Williamson comes last. She is given a hug from Prince William before receiving the trophy from Aleksander Čeferin.

Williamson walks over to her teammates and holds the trophy aloft.

England are the European Champions!

Euro 2022 trophy presentation

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Martina Voss-Tecklenburg leads up the German squad as they make their way onto the stage to collect the runners-up medals.

The President of the FA, Prince William, and the Uefa President, Aleksander Čeferin, are among the contingent handing out the medals.

Euro 2022 trophy presentation

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At the trophy presentation, Germany’s Lena Oberdorf wins the Young Player of the Tournament award which will feel bittersweet right now.

Beth Mead picks up the Golden Boot and Player of the Tournament awards after her six goals for England.

The officials are next up to collect their own medals.

England beat Germany in extra-time to win Euro 2022!

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England beat Germany in extra-time to win Euro 2022!

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Amazing scenes at Wembley as the celebrations continue for England. There are tears, dancing, joy and smiles galore. It’s fantastic viewing and the Lionesses haven’t even got their hands on the trophy yet.

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England beat Germany in extra-time to win Euro 2022!

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England beat Germany in extra-time to win Euro 2022!

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England’s matchwinner, Chloe Kelly, abandons her post-match interview as soon as ‘Sweet Caroline’ starts to ring out over the speakers.

She sings a couple of lines then sprints over to join her teammates in celebration with the fans.

Rightly so.

England beat Germany in extra-time to win Euro 2022!

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England beat Germany in extra-time to win Euro 2022!

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What a final. What a performance from England. They had to dig deep, had to recover from conceding a late equaliser with 10 minutes of the 90 to left to play.

‘It’s coming home’ begins to play on the Wembley speakers. The crowd is going wild.

The Lionesses have done it. Chloe Kelly is the heroine of Wembley.

England beat Germany in extra-time to win Euro 2022!

19:33 , Michael Jones

120+2 mins: They’ve done it! The Lionesses are the Euro 2022 champions!

England have won it in extra-time, they’ve beaten the eight time champions at Wembley!

ET England 2-1 Germany

19:31 , Michael Jones

120 mins: There’s going to be two minutes added on. Lucy Bronze goes down on the right touchline and England win another deep free kick.

Ella Toone passes it to Bronze who runs the ball into the corner.

Svenja Huth is trying her best to keep Germany going.

ET England 2-1 Germany

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118 mins: Two minutes to go and Sarina Wiegman makes one last change. Lauren Hemp is replaced with Nikita Parris. Hemp looks goosed as she walks off the pitch.

Two minutes for England to hold out.

ET England 2-1 Germany

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116 mins: Every free kick that England win is being cheered. Every throw in, every tackle. England are managing this game expertly. They’re keeping the ball in Germany’s half.

ET England 2-1 Germany

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113 mins: Chloe Kelly is shown a yellow card for whipping off her shirt in celebration of what could be a European Championship winning goal. It’s also her first goal for England, what a time to score it.

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ET GOAL! England 2-1 Germany (110’, Kelly)⚽️

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110 mins: GET IN! Lauren Hemp shuffles across the pitch to take the set piece. She curls it into the middle of the box and finds Lucy Bronze.

Bronze knees the ball up to Chloe Kelly who holds off Felicitas Rauch before swiping at the ball on the turn. She misses it but the ball hits Kathrin-Julia Hendrich and bounces back to her.

Kelly then pokes it between the legs of the defender and sends England back into the lead!

ET England 1-1 Germany

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108 mins: Ella Toone has a shy at goal from just outside the box and Merle Frohms coolly knocks it away with a side-foot pass that easily could have gone wrong. It’s a brazen clearance from the German goalkeeper.

Jill Scott then bursts forward on the right wing, winning England a throw in deep in Germany’s half. Chloe Kelly then converts it into the a corner.

ET Second half: England 1-1 Germany

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Kick off: 15 minutes to go in the Euro 2022 final. A goal at either end would surely be a winning one right now. Germany bossed the ball in the first half of the extra-time and England need to control play more.

There’s a massively tense atmosphere inside the stadium as England restart the match for the final time.

ET Half-time: England 1-1 Germany

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105+1 mins: Jill Scott and Sydney Lohmann have a bit of a barney in the middle of the pitch with Scott making the initial foul for a shirt pull before Lohmann lunges out and brings down the Englishwomen in the follow through.

The first half of extra-time comes to an end. No goals and still nothing to separate the teams.

ET England 1-1 Germany

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104 mins: Lucy Bronze gives away a free kick in the middle of the pitch after a well-timed diving tackle that saw her win the ball but catch the player in her follow through.

Marina Hegering is taken off for Germany with Sara Doorsoun brought on.

ET England 1-1 Germany

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101 mins: Germany have looked more composed in extra-time as fatigue is showing on the England players. There’s a VAR check happening for a potential handball against England but nothing come from it.

ET England 1-1 Germany

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98 mins: Rauch curls a corner into the box for Germany but it gets flicked on to Anyomi. She dinks it back into the middle but England - through a number of headers - manage to work it clear.

There are some tired looking players out there now.

ET England 1-1 Germany

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95 mins: The corner is whipped into the box and headed up into the air. Lucy Bronze fancies striking one on the volley but Millie Bright gets in the way and the ball rolls away to safety.

ET England 1-1 Germany

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93 mins: Linda Dallmann has come on for Germany replacing goalscorer Lina Magull. There’s a more tentative, watchful nature to the start of extra-time.

Chloe Kelly bursts down the left side and wins a corner for England.

ET Kick off: England 1-1 Germany

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Ecstasy.

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Agony.

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30 more minutes to go. Extra time gets underway.

Full-time: England 1-1 Germany

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90+4 mins: Lina Magull sends a long free kick into the England box but Lauren Hemp clears and then comes the full-time whistle.

This one is heading into extra-time!

England 1-1 Germany

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90+2 mins: Alessia Russo draws a foul from Kathrin-Julie Hendrich and England have a free kick on the edge of the box. Chloe Kelly, Alex Greenwood and Lauren Hemp all stand over the dead ball before Hemp moves away.

Ella Toone arrives and floats the ball into Lucy Bronze but Germany intercept and clear their lines.

England 1-1 Germany

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90 mins: Four minutes of added time to play. Are we in for some late drama at Wembley?

Lucy Bronze swings in a cross from the right side but Merle Frohms strongly punches it away.

England 1-1 Germany

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88 mins: Alex Greenwood and Jill Scott come on for England. Rachel Daly and Georgia Stanway are the players replaced.

Jill Scott is the only player in this squad who played in the Euro 2009 defeat to Germany. Will she play a big part in the remainder of this match?

England 1-1 Germany

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85 mins: It’s patient play from England. The cheering excitement of the crowd has turned to nervous near-silence. Alessia Russo spins away from a defender and attempts to send the ball over to the far wing where Lauren Hemp is driving forward.

Kathrin-Julia Hendrich takes an elbow to the face from Russo’s turn and goes to ground.

England 1-1 Germany

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82 mins: The final of Euro 2022 is going down to the final few minutes. Either team can win this yet, both teams look likely to.

Gwinn curls a cross into the box and finds Wassmuth who’s pressured well by Williamson. The German can only get a faint touch and she knocks the ball straight to Mary Earps.

GOAL! England 1-1 Germany (79’, Magull)⚽️

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79 mins: Lina Magull levels for Germany!

Annoyingly this is a great goal from Germany. They send it down the right wing before knocking it inside to Sydney Lohmann. She slides it into the right side of the box to Tabia Wassmuth who plays a pass to near post where Magull arrives to turn it home.

All square, 10 minutes to play.

England 1-0 Germany

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76 mins: 87,192 people have come to Wembley to watch this game today. It’s a new European Championship final record for both the men’s and women’s game.

Can England reward them with a victory?

Germany won’t let this game go easily. Giulia Gwinn fizzes a cross into the six-yard box but the lunging substitute, Sydney Lohmann, can’t turn it towards goal.

England 1-0 Germany

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73 mins: Lina Magull shoots once more from outside the England box but the ball takes a deflection and goes out for a corner. This one is played short to Magull who curls the cross in and who is there to head it away?

It’s Millie Bright.

England 1-0 Germany

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71 mins: Nicole Anyomi comes on to replace Lea Schuller for Germany. Tabia Wassmuth has moved into the centre with Svenja Huth on the left so that Anyomi can slot into the right winger position.

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is urging her players up the pitch, Germany are strong in possession and they’ll make it tricky for England to see out this game.

England 1-0 Germany

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68 mins: Chance! Lina Magull is slipped the ball as she darts in from the right side. She blasts her effort at goal and Mary Earps tips it onto the crossbar.

The ball bounces out to Lea Schuller who has an almost open net but she can only manage to slot her effort back at the England goalkeeper who smothers the ball safely.

That’s a warning for England.

England 1-0 Germany

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65 mins: When England go in front they have the tendancy to add to their tally. Can they do so again today?

Beth Mead is replaced with Chloe Kelly.

How important will Ella Toone’s goal be?

GOAL! England 1-0 Germany (62’ Toone)⚽️

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62 mins: England have the lead! What a goal from Ella Toone!

Georgia Stanway receives the ball in midfield before knocking it across to Keira Walsh. Walsh spots Toone making a driving run through the middle and threads it beautifully through the lines.

Toone collects the ball, carries it into the box then flicks it over the goalkeeper to send Wembley going crazy!

England 0-0 Germany

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60 mins: This is worrying for England. Beth Mead and Marina Hegering are involved in a collision as the German looks to clear her lines and Mead dives in to stop her.

Chloe Kelly is told to get ready on the sidelines as Mead hobbles off the pitch.

England 0-0 Germany

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57 mins: Finally Leno Oberdorf is shown a yellow card. Mary Earps sends Georgia Stanway free down the right channel and she cuts inside before getting hacked down by the German midfielder.

The referee pulls out the card and puts her in the book.

Lea Schuller quickly joins her there after she flicks out at Mary Earps after the English goalkeeper scoops up the ball in her own box.

England 0-0 Germany

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54 mins: Germany win a corner that Rauch swings once more into the six-yard box. Earps leaps at the ball and takes it away from Lea Schuller before the striker can turn it at goal. Great blocking from Millie Bright too.

Sarina Wiegman’s seen enough though.

Ellen White and Fran Kirby are hooked with Ella Toone and Alessia Russo brought on.

England 0-0 Germany

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51 mins: Wassmuth’s introduction has been a good one for Germany. She’s providing a target for the German crosses in England’s box.

The Lionesses are still half asleep, they’ve not been able to get on the ball since the restart.

England 0-0 Germany

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48 mins: Brilliant from Mary Earps!

Germany start the second half on the front foot and move the ball out to the right wing. Earps shouts loudly and plucks the ball out of the air to cut short the attack.

Again England’s goalkeeper is in command of her box, Felicitas Rauch swings one in from the left this time but Earps grabs hold of the cross.

Chance! There’s a breakdown in communication between Lucy Bronze and Millie Bright allowing Tabia Wassmuth to sprint in behind and drive into the box. She takes a shot but Earps is on hand to dive low and smother the ball to her right.

Second half: England 0-0 Germany

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45 minutes to play at Wembley.

Germany make a change at the break with Jule Brand going of in favour of Tabia Wassmuth, Sarina Wiegman sticks with the same XI for England.

The visitors get the match back underway.

Half-time: England 0-0 Germany

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Half-time: England 0-0 Germany

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Half-time: England 0-0 Germany

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45+1 mins: Nothing to separate the sides as they head into the break. Both teams have had spells of dominance in the opening 45 minutes but neither have managed to break the deadlock.

On average England have probably edged it in terms of chances at goal. More to come in the second half.

England 0-0 Germany

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42 mins: England are ending the half well. Ellen White tussles with Marina Hegering before Lucy Bronze wins a corner. Lauren Hemp swings it in but the ball is pumped clear.

The Lionesses recycle it to Bronze who curls a cross back into the box towards Fran Kirby but she can’t square a pass with an attempted volley and the ball bounces through for a goal kick.

England 0-0 Germany

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39 mins: Chance! A throw in come up to Ellen White who brings the ball under control and slots it down the right side for Beth Mead to sprint in behind.

She brings the ball into the box and pulls it to the striker who side-foots a shot narrowly over the crossbar. It’s missed by a couple of inches at best.

England 0-0 Germany

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36 mins: England slow the game down and maintain possession. They’re trying to play through the German press and create some space up top for their runners to get into.

England 0-0 Germany

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33 mins: Giulia Gwinn swings a cross into the box from the right side that Mary Earps comes out and claims confidently. She’s clipped by Lea Schuller who gets a talking to by the referee for the late arrival.

It’s not a yellow card offence but the majority of the crowd want the referee to pull one out. When she doesn’t she’s rewarded with a chorus of boos.

England 0-0 Germany

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30 mins: England have a penalty appeal of their own after Stanway’s scuffed shot strikes Lea Schuller on the top of the arm in the box. She couldn’t do much about it and her arms where by her side so no penalty is forthcoming.

The English fans are not at all happy with the referee. England have been punished for a few soft engagements in the last 10 minutes or so.

England 0-0 Germany

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27 mins: Germany are trying to take advantage of this dip in concentration from England. They win a corner and whip it into the six-yard box.

Stanway flicks it on and Mary Earps sticks out a hand to stop it crossing the line. There’s a mad scramble resulting in Leah Williamson making a block on the line before Earps leaps on top of it to smother the ball.

There’s a potential VAR check for a handball against England during that melee but nothing more comes of it.

England 0-0 Germany

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24 mins: Georgia Stanway lunges into a 50/50 challenge with Sara Dabritz but the German gets to the ball first. Stanway catches her and she goes down. The referee sees it as a cynical tackle to stop a counter-attack and pulls out a yellow card.

Another poorly-timed tackle gifts Germany another free kick and Ellen White is happy about it. She has a word with the referee who puts her in the book too. This time for dissent.

England need to keep cool heads here.

England 0-0 Germany

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21 mins: Close! Mead delivers it once again but this cross is flatter and has more pace. She finds Bronze again who whips a header straight into the goalkeeper’s hands.

Fantastic pressure from England. They’ve started brilliantly.

England 0-0 Germany

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19 mins: Mead is tripped by Rauch as she attempts to drive into the right side of the box. England are awarded a free kick just outside the area and the noise level inside Wembley rockets up.

Hemp swings in the free kick and Hendrich nods it behind for a corner. The English fans think this is the moment. Mead floats this one over to Bronze who lays the ball off to Georgia Stanway who scuffs her volley at goal.

Merle Frohms is put under pressure from Ellen White and the goalkeeper has to flap the ball behind for another corner.

England 0-0 Germany

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17 mins: Lena Oberdorf likes to commit to a tackle but she’s a little forceful taking on Fran Kirby and gives England a free kick in the middle of the pitch.

Mead boots it forward and targets Millie Bright in the box. Lea Muller sticks to the tall English defender and manages to hold her off allowing the ball to go out for a goal kick.

England 0-0 Germany

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14 mins: Another run down the right wing from Huth wins Germany a corner after Daly blocks the cross behind. Felicitas Rauch swings the set piece into the middle but Lucy Bronze leaps up and heads it clear.

Lauren Hemp collects the clearance but she’s caught in midfield and the counter-attack breaks down.

England 0-0 Germany

17:12 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Chance! Svenja Huth’s first real foray down the right side of Germany yields some success as she manages to get the better of Rachel Daly before squaring the ball into the box.

It’s a quick move that Sara Dabritz almost finishes off with her side-footing effort at goal but Lucy Bronze is well positioned on the edge of the six-yard area and blocks the effort with a solid header.

England 0-0 Germany

17:10 , Michael Jones

10 mins: Beth Mead and Lauren Hemp have switched sides as they have done in every game so after about 10 minutes.

A sedate build-up from England - who pass the ball gentle around the back - is burst into life by Keira Walsh with a long first time through ball that sends Mead sprinting in behind.

Mead carries it to the byline before attempting to pull it back. She’s too close to the goalkeeper though and Merle Frohms clings onto it.

England 0-0 Germany

17:06 , Michael Jones

7 mins: Svenja Huth is forced into an error as Germany attempt to dispossess White on the byline. Hemp presses forward and wins England a corner.

Beth Mead delivers it into the middle of the box and Germany deal with the cross easily enough.

England 0-0 Germany

17:05 , Michael Jones

5 mins: Chance! Rachel Daly receives the ball on the left side and flicks it between the lines to play Fran Kirby into the inside channel. She runs at Kathrin-Julia Hendrich before cutting inside and curling a cross over to the back post for Ellen White.

White leaps and wins the free header but fires her effort straight into the hands of Merle Frohms.

That’s a big opportunity early on for England.

England 0-0 Germany

17:03 , Michael Jones

3 mins: The referee is letting things go. There’s a lot of contact involved in these early tackles, Lena Oberdorf shoving Fran Kirby off the ball before Lauren Hemp tracks back to take it from Svenja Huth.

This game is already a physical battle.

Kick off: England 0-0 Germany

17:01 , Michael Jones

England kick off the final of Euro 2022. It’s booted long to Lauren Hemp on the left wing who brings the ball down and has to pass it back to Rachel Daly to avoid an early tackle.

Alexandra Popp’s absence is going to be a big one for Germany.

England vs Germany

16:57 , Michael Jones

Leah Williamson leads the Lionesses out of the tunnel and onto the pitch at Wembley, Svenja Huth has been given the armband for Germany.

The national anthems are played.

Kick off for the Euro 2022 final is up next...

Alexandra Popp out of Euro 2022 final!

16:54 , Michael Jones

Alexandra Popp, Germany’s captain and leading goalscorer, has aggrivated a pre-exisiting injury in the warm-up and is out of the starting XI.

Lea Schuller has replaced her.

England vs Germany

16:53 , Michael Jones

The Lionesses have only conceded one goal in their entire Euro 2022 campaign (2-1 versus Spain in the quarter-final) which is the same amount as Germany who conceded in the previous round against France.

The Germany star out to deny England and complete her own Euro 2022 fairytale

16:48 , Michael Jones

Timing. For so long, Germany’s Alexandra Popp had been on the wrong end of its uncontrollable twists, but now she is mastering them.

As Popp arrived into the box to score Germany’s opening goal against France in the Euro 2022 semi-finals, the sense of inevitability masked the wonder that it was happening at all. It was the fifth game in a row in which she had scored, the first time in the history of the European Championships a player had done so, and it was followed by another perfectly calculated winner to set up a final against England at Wembley.

Just weeks after she had been plunged into a familiar cycle of heartbreak, the striker now finds herself level with England’s Beth Mead in the Golden Boot standings on six goals.

Before the tournament, to play at a Euros, let alone score in one, signified a remarkable feat of perseverance. One of the standout players of her generation had yet to make an appearance in the European Championships by the age of 31.

Serious injuries had ruled her out of the previous two tournaments: in 2013 she suffered a torn ankle ligament and four years later it was a torn meniscus. There was a further knee injury last year and if the Euros had been played last summer, as originally planned, it would have certainly ruled her out once more.

Germany’s Alexandra Popp out to deny England and complete her own Euro fairytale

The highlights of Euro 2022 in pictures

16:45 , Michael Jones

Euro 2022 draws to a close with England facing Germany in the final at Wembley.

Here the PA news agency takes a look at some of the highlights of the tournament in pictures:

The highlights of Euro 2022 in pictures

Williamson on ‘fairytale fixture'

16:42 , Michael Jones

England captain, Leah Williamson, branded today’s Euro 2022 final as a ‘fairytale fixture’ and spoke about the legacy of the Lionesses’ campaign on wider society saying:

“It’s a fairtytale fixture with the history behind it but you wouldn’t expect to get to the final without playing the best team in the tournament. We’ve got the two teams that have had the best tournaments in the final.

“What we’ve seen in the tournament already is that this hasn’t just been a change for women’s football but society in general, how we’re looked on.

“Naturally it’s my job to go out for 90 minutes and play and win but we’ve really started something.”

Wiegman’s pre-match thoughts

16:39 , Michael Jones

England boss Sarina Wiegman speaking on BBC One: “It’s very important we start well. It’s going to be a very exciting game. It will be really tight with two very good teams. This final will be great.

“They’ll be physical. We hope to have the ball a little more. We know everything. Our plan is really clear. The players are really prepared.”

White on playing at Wembley

16:36 , Michael Jones

Ellen White spoke to the BBC ahead of kick of for this crucial match saying: “I got a little bit [of sleep last night]. It’s incredible to be in this stadium in the final with this group and these fans.

“It’s a mixture of both [nerves and excitement]. This group is ready. We’ve been on an incredible journey and grown as this tournament has gone on.

“We’re so lucky to have the support we do. It’s so special. I’ll soak in every moment. We can’t wait for this game and hopefully make the nation as proud as possible.”

Euro 2022 lives up to the hype with stunning summer of football

16:33 , Michael Jones

This summer’s Women’s Euros was billed as the “biggest and best-ever” incarnation of the competition – something hard to argue with as it reaches its conclusion.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin used those words on the day the 13th edition – delayed by a year from its original scheduled date by the coronavirus pandemic – got under way.

At that point ticket sales had broken the 500,000 mark, indicating the competition’s overall attendance record of 240,000 from Euro 2017 in the Netherlands was set to be smashed.

Euro 2022 lives up to the hype with stunning summer of football

Warm-ups underway

16:30 , Michael Jones

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England vs Germany latest odds

16:27 , Michael Jones

England are the odds of favourites to defeat Germany and win Euro 2022 today. According to Betfair the Lionesses are the 8/11 favourites with Germany at Evens in the betting stakes.

Beth Mead is also 3/1 to score in an England win with striker Ellen White at 5/2.

Wiegman vs Voss-Tecklenburg

16:24 , Michael Jones

History is waiting to be made by Sarina Wiegman or Martina Voss-Tecklenburg.

England boss Wiegman’s record is formidable, winning all 11 games she has taken charge of at the Euros. She led the Netherlands to an unlikely triumph on home soil five years ago and is unbeaten during this campaign with England.

She could become the first coach to win the tournament with two different teams. Wiegman’s record since taking charge of England is a near-flawless one too, unbeaten in her 19 games, drawing just two of those.

On the other hand, Germany coach Voss-Tecklenburg will become just the second woman, after former team-mate Silvia Neid, to win the competition as both a player and coach.

Having won the 2009 Champions League with Duisburg, she is also aiming to become the first coach to win Europe’s top club and national team competitions.

The key battles which could determine outcome of Euro 2022 final

16:19 , Michael Jones

England have a chance to make history when they take on Germany in the Euro 2022 final at a sold-out Wembley on Sunday.

Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses will be looking for a first-ever European Championship crown and England’s first major tournament title – men’s or women’s – since 1966.

Record winners Germany, in contrast, will be seeking to become champions for the seventh time in the last eight editions and for the ninth time overall.

Here we take a look at three key on-field battles that could decide the match:

The key battles which could determine outcome of Euro 2022 final

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