Dutch clinches women’s Euro title for first time
Enschede, Netherlands - A brace from Vivianne Miedema led hosts Netherlands to a 4-2 win over Denmark and its first women's Euro title in Enschede on Sunday.
Miedema pulled the hosts level at 1-1 on ten minutes and added her second goal two minutes from the end to round off the scoring, with Lieke Martens and skipper Sherida Spitse also scoring for the champion.
Denmark took the lead as Nadia Nadim scored from the penalty spot on six minutes. Miedema then fired home a superb cross from Shanice van de Sanden to draw level.
Martens then increased the lead in the 28th minute with her low left-footer beating Danish keeper Stina Petersen.
The valiant Danes, who like Dutch were playing in their first final, equalised on 33 minutes when skipper Pernille Harder beat Dutch keeper Sari van Veenendaal.
Spitse then scored five minutes after the break from a free-kick and Miedema made it 4-2 in the 89th minute.
The Netherlands is only the fourth team to lift the trophy after eight-time champions Germany, two-time winners Norway and Sweden, who won the first edition in 1984.