Baltimore Sun

England tops Germany for Euro ’22


England beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the European Championsh­ip after extra time on Sunday to win its first major women’s soccer title. Chloe Kelly, pictured, scored the winning goal in the second half of extra time after Germany failed to clear a corner. The game had finished 1-1 after 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium with Lina Magull for Germany canceling out Ella Toone’s goal. After the final whistle, the England players danced and the crowd sang their anthem “Sweet Caroline.” The good-natured atmosphere drew contrasts with the violent scenes when the England men’s team lost its European Championsh­ip final to Italy at the same stadium a year ago. “I always believed I’d be here, but to be here and score the winner, wow,” said Kelly, who returned from a bad knee injury in April. Kelly took her shirt off to celebrate, earning a yellow card but also a shoutout from Brandi Chastain, who celebrated in similar style when her penalty kick won the World Cup for the U.S. in 1999. “Enjoy the free rounds of pints and dinners for the rest of your life from all of England. Cheers!” Chastain wrote on Twitter.

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