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Euro 2022: In pictures – England’s historic win over Germany in final

Written by on 1 August 2022

The Lionesses have ended England’s 56-year wait for a major trophy, beating Germany 2-1 after extra time in the Euro 2022 final.

Here are some of the best pictures from the sensational match at Wembley Stadium.

England warm up

Both teams warmed up on the pitch and formed huddles before kick-off. Germany played in their dark green strip, while England played in white.

germany Lionesses

Just before kick-off, news broke that Germany’s Alexandra Popp had suffered a muscular injury, meaning Lea Schüller started in her place.

Lauren Hemp

German coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and England’s manager Sarina Wiegman watched on as the two sides played out a entertaining first half which ended goalless.

Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg England's coach Sarina Wiegman watches on

In the 62nd minute, England’s Ella Toone was set through on goal and put the Lionesses ahead with a sublime lob.

England's Ella Toone celebrates scoring their first goal with Rachel Daly

Germany piled on the pressure and England were unable to hold on. Lina Magull put the Germans level in the 79th minute as she flicked in a cross at the near post.

Lina Magull scores Germany's first goal

Refereeing the match was Kateryna Monzul, who just months earlier fled the war in Ukraine. The 41-year-old was living in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, until the Russian invasion in February.

Referee Kateryna Monzul

Despite both sides creating good chances to pull ahead, the opening 90 minutes ended 1-1.

Euros England manager Sarina Wiegman with her assistant Arjan Veurink

Just 10 minutes before the end of extra-time, England’s Chloe Kelly muscled off her marker at a corner and poked a shot at the German goal. Merle Frohms saved her effort but Kelly stabbed home a rebound, sparking jubilation at Wembley.

England's Chloe Kelly scores the team's second goal   Celebrations for England's second goal

The Lionesses held on to claim a historic victory celebrated across the nation.

Germany   England's Mary Earps celebrates England wins