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England secures first-ever Women's Euro title


August 01, 2022

The GIST: As mentioned, host England topped Germany 2–1 in extra time yesterday to secure their first-ever Women’s Euro title and the soccer-crazed nation’s first major trophy in 56 years. Football’s coming home, and it’s likely bringing with it a seismic shift in the women’s game. 

On-field: After a scoreless but spicy first half, Lioness forward Ella Toone came off the bench to give England a 1–0 lead with this cheeky goal in the 62nd minute. But Germany wouldn’t go down without a fight — midfielder Lina Magull equalized in the 79th minute to send the match to extra time.

  • It seemed as if we were destined for anxiety-inducing penalty kicks, but English forward Chloe Kelly scored the eventual game-winner in the 110th minute, punctuating it with an ode to the aforementioned Chastain’s game-changing sports bra celebration. All the feels.

Off field: Yesterday’s 87,192-person (!!!) crowd was the largest to ever take in a Euro match (women’s or men’s), capping off a tourney chock-full of eye-popping figures.