England’s women’s team are celebrating a first major trophy after being crowned Euro 2022 winners, with the Lionesses ending the nation’s long wait for tournament success.
Chloe Kelly’s extra-time winner sealed a 2-1 win over record eight-time winners Germany at Wembley, securing England a first major tournament since the 1966 men’s World Cup.
As fans celebrate the Lionesses’ success, we look at how the world of Twitter reacted to football finally coming home for England.
😍 YOUR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS 😍 pic.twitter.com/8mW7ngE0fR
— Lionesses (@Lionesses) July 31, 2022
Kelly comeback seals success
Chloe Kelly’s final winner provided one of the narratives of the tournament, with the Manchester City forward having almost missed the tournament following an ACL injury.
On as a substitute, the 24-year-old picked the perfect time to score her first competitive goal for the Lionesses.
Chloe Kelly grew up six miles from Wembley taking the 92 bus from Ealing to games.
She would have missed the tournament had it happened as planned in 2021 after a dreaded ACL injury in May last year.
She came back in April and now she’s scored the winner in a Euros final! 👏 pic.twitter.com/QNGwjzh6zu
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 31, 2022
How sick is this photo of Chloe Kelly?
Her shirt perfectly showing her name as she spins it around.
Can't lie that sh*t is iconic 📸 pic.twitter.com/0FPgxrNHSk
— JAKE BUCKLEY 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) July 31, 2022
— Alex Milsom (@alexmilsom) July 31, 2022
coming came home
We’re pretty sure The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner had little to no idea just how much ‘Three Lions’ would become associated with every decent England performance at a major tournament.
This makes me very proud. Thank again Lionesses. https://t.co/N8ydlmfX3c
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) July 31, 2022
Congratulations from England players past and present
Football is a simple game. 22 women chase a ball for 90 minutes and, at the end, England actually win. Congratulations @lionesses. Fabulous.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) July 31, 2022
I AM SO BUZZZZING!!!!!!!!
Honestly feel like I’m living in a dream!
— Fara Williams MBE (@fara_williams47) July 31, 2022
Since 1966!!!! It has come home #eng For women’s football in UK @Lionesses @England WE SALUTE YOU! The dream has come true. The dream is here! Congratulations!!! Unbelievably proud! pic.twitter.com/k65t74XsHE
— Eniola Aluko (@EniAlu) July 31, 2022
— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) July 31, 2022
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