England player ratings vs Germany: Walsh and Williamson propel Lionesses to Euro 2022 history

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England have won Euro 2022 after beating Germany to secure their first ever major trophy in women’s football.

Substitute Ella Toone gave the Lionesses the lead in the second-half and they looked on course to win it in normal time at Wembley.

But Lina Magull struck in the 79th minute for Germany to level the final and said the game into extra-time.

Penalties looked looming from there, but substitute Chloe Kelly made herself the hero by prodding home from a corner in the 110th minute to send Wembley wild.

Simon Collings was at Wembley to see the Lionesses in action...

Mary Earps 8

Had an excellent game in goal, keeping Germany at bay with a number of vital saves. Was dominant in the air from crosses too.

Lucy Bronze 8

Made a vital block early on with her head when Germany looked destined to score. Used all of her experience to put in a commanding display that helped England on their way.

Millie Bright 8

Made a couple of huge tackles early on to lay down a marker. Has been a rock all tournament and was no different today as she bossed things at the back.

Leah Williamson 9

Made a vital block off the line in the first-half when Germany tried to bundle the ball home from a corner. Brought the ball out from defence well and kept things calm at the back.

Rachel Daly 7

After a difficult quarter-final against Spain she has bounced back really well. Kept things simple today and was neat and tidy.

Keira Walsh 9 | Star player

What a performance from the midfielder. Controlled the game and dictated the tempo of how England attacked. Setup Toone’s goal with a stunning through-ball.

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Georgia Stanway 7

Was the petrol for England’s midfield engine and worked tirelessly to close down Germany. Booked early on and almost received a second yellow before half-time.

Beth Mead 7

Looked really lively early on, causing Germany problems out wide. Created a great chance for White after cutting the ball back. Had to go off injured around the hour mark.

Fran Kirby 5

Created a good chance early on, but other than that she really struggled to get into the game. Not helped by the service, which was lots of long balls up to her. Taken off before the hour.

Lauren Hemp 7

Made a few nice runs down the left and Germany struggled to cope with her at times. A solid performance, where some of her best work came in defence. Tracked ball so well all game.

Ellen White 6

Had two good chances in the first-half, but failed to take either of them. Tirelessly led the line, as she always does, before making way for Russo.

Substitutions

Ella Toone (Kirby 55’) 8

Off the bench and scored with one of her first touches. A brilliant, chipped finish. She was the coolest person inside Wembley.

Alessia Russo (White 55’) 6

Didn’t have the impact she usually does, but still did okay. Pinned Germany’s centre-backs as best she could to give England an outlet.

Chloe Kelly (Mead 62’) 8

Bright and lively on her wing, as she has been whenever called upon. Scored the all important winner by prodding home from a corner.

Alex Greenwood (Daly 88’) 6

Solid performance after coming on at left-back. Unlucky to not have had more minutes during the tournament.

Jill Scott (Stanway 88’) 7

Came on to give England some experience and nous in midfield. A cool head, just when England needed it.

Nikita Parris (Hemp 119’) N/A

Subs not used: Carter, Hampton, Stokes, England, Roebuck, Wubeen-Moy

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