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Leeds City Council Leader Congratulates Lionesses as they become UEFA Women’s 2022 champions of Europe

England overcame Germany in extra time to win the UEFA European Women’s Championship for the first time.

England made history with a 2-1 win over Germany at Wembley in the UEFA European Women’s Championship final. England’s heroic Lionesses have changed women’s football forever by taking Euro 2022 glory against Germany in front of 87,192 fans at Wembley change and progress is an ongoing process but things will never be the same again. It’s been a remarkable campaign, with England putting in some memorable performances throughout an unforgettable month. And the Lionesses had to overcome their toughest test in the final, against the most successful nation in UEFA Women’s EURO history with nine titles to their name.

Chloe Kelly scored the winning goal, poking home from close range with just 10 minutes of extra-time remaining. Ella Toone put the Lionesses ahead just after the hour mark only for Germany to equalise through Lina Magull 11 minutes from time to send the match into a memorable extra-time. A handful of early chances demonstrated England’s superb telepathic sense of movement with one another. This was a victory in the spirit of the rest of England’s tournament. Fun, fast, festival football. With the victory marking a huge moment in history for the female game, another surge in interest is expected for the already fastest growing sport in the country.

Councillor James Lewis, Leader of Leeds City Council said:

“What an incredible performance by the Lionesses – they really did us proud. They played with heart, strength and skill and demonstrated the very best of sporting spirit. It was also great to see former Leeds United player Rachel Daly and Leeds Beckett graduate Lucy Bronze on the pitch, both making such a big contribution to the game. This is an amazing victory which has really cemented the Lionesses’ place in football history at the very top of their game.”

England did what no other nation had done before – beat serial winners Germany in a European Women’s Championship final, and the feeling was sweet. A Huge Congratulations to the Lionesses for their historic win. Our inspiring Champions of the WEURO 2022. The Lionesses become the history makers. We’re all so Proud of You. CHAMPIONS!

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