England win Women’s Euro 2022 final: reaction as team and fans celebrate – live!

  • Chloe Kelly’s winner delivers Lionesses first major title
  • Win is only beginning for women’s game | Jonathan Liew
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Rob Collins has emailed in. “Hi Mike.” Hi Rob. “A stunning result that rewarded all those who believed. As a thank you, I would love to see the Lionesses do an open top bus parade in every town that hosted a game.” Nice idea. Sheffield, Brighton, Southampton and Manchester stand by.

Opportunity abounds and, writes Jonathan Liew, the future is bright:

England won. In the end, perhaps that was the only thing that mattered…But of course it had to mean more than this. And as captain Leah Williamson hoisted the trophy aloft in her rainbow armband, in front of a record crowd and a television audience likely to be the highest ever for a game of women’s football in Britain, it felt simultaneously like the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The first, an undying struggle for resources and respect, for parity and a platform, is finally complete. The second is a journey with no maps, no driver and no end in sight.

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