England book place in women’s Euro 2022 final after thrashing Sweden
London(UK)- Sarina Wiegman’s side won the euro semi-final at Sheffield United’s ground Bramall Lane. Now face either Germany or France, who play on Wednesday in Milton Keynes.
England’s Lionesses are celebrating after they thrashed Sweden 4-0 to book their place in the women’s Euro 2022 final at Wembley.
Sarina Wiegman’s side won their semi-final in impressive style and will now face either Germany or France, who play on Wednesday in Milton Keynes.
There was elation in London’s Trafalgar Square where big screens had been put up, as fans chanted “football’s coming home”.It is the first time since 2009 that England Women are through to a major final but they have never won a World Cup or Euros trophy in their history.
Beth Mead broke the deadlock at Sheffield United’s ground Bramall Lane in the 34th minute against the highest-ranked team in the competition.
Lucy Bronze passed to the Arsenal player who had her back to goal but turned and fired past goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl to give the Lionesses the lead.
They doubled their advantage soon after half-time when Bronze headed home from a Mead corner in the 48th minute.
There was a VAR check for offside, but replays showed Lauren Hemp was onside as the ball passed her on its way into the net.
Then a moment of audacious brilliance from Alessia Russo after 68 minutes.
With her back to goal, she produced an incredible backheel which nutmegged Lindahl and handed England their third.
Fran Kirby was next to get in on the act.
Mead threaded the ball through to Kirby, who managed to produce a lobbed finish, with Lindahl unable to prevent the ball from finding the net despite getting her hands to the strike.
The final will occur at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Sunday at 5pm.