Live – England Lionesses celebrate Euro 2022 triumph with fans

  • Players and fans gather in Trafalgar Square ahead of Sunday night’s win over Germany at Wembley.

  • Sarina Wiegman and her team are on stage for the trophy lift after noon.

  • Substitutes Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly scored to secure England’s first major tournament since the 1966 men’s World Cup and their first in women’s football.

  • The final was watched by a joint European Championship record 87,192 at Wembley and 17.4 million on TV.


England captain Leah Williamson, centre, speaks on stage in Trafalgar Square

England captain Leah Williamson, centre, speaks on stage in Trafalgar Square (Steven Paston/PA)

1250 – Williamson continues: “I think the legacy of the tournament was already created before that final match, the young girls and women who can look up and aspire to be us.

“We’ve changed the game, hopefully in this country and around the world.”

England men’s captain Harry Kane tweeted to goalscorer Ella Toon on Sunday: “Take a bow for that goal”

Asked about it on stage, Toone jokingly shrugged: “Yeah. Yes, I taught him that.”

Chloe Kelly, referring to her ecstatic celebrations after scoring the winning goal, joked: “The shirt stays on!”

1245 – “I think we’ve partied more than we’ve played football in the last 24 hours!” says Williamson. “What did we just do girls? What have we done?”

1240 – Former England defender Alex Scott brings the Lyonesses, led by coach Sarina Wigman and captain Leah Williamson, onto the stage to thunderous cheers.

Asked how she was feeling, Wiegman said: “Very good. I’m glad you’re all here, thank you for coming.”

Lucy Bronze promised the crowd Wiegman is “making some moves” – will we see it today?

1230 – The scene that greeted the Lionesses.

1225 – David Baddiel and friends won’t have to worry about those royalties any time soon!

1220 – Mayor of London Sadiq Khan plans to honor the Lionesses’ achievement with both foundation investments and gongs for the winners.

“We’re going to make sure we don’t waste that legacy, we’re going to invest at the grassroots, in schools for girls to play football,” she told the crowd from the stage in Trafalgar Square.

“We will make sure that all our lionesses are awarded in the New Year’s honors list.”

“We waited years for football to return. These women brought it home!”

1210 – What a treat for this young goalkeeper!

1205 – Chloe Kelly’s childhood club QPR have celebrated their ‘Bobby Zamora moment’. Kelly was at Wembley for the former Hoops striker’s Championship play-off final winner against Derby in 2014.

1200 – Is it time to retire the ‘Three Lions’ after Sunday’s win finally ended the song’s famous ‘years of hurt’ by bringing football ‘home’?

David Baddiel, who co-wrote the song with comedy partner Frank Skinner and Britpop favorites the Lightning Seeds, told Nick Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s Today show: “Obviously not, there are rights to think Nick , come on dude!

“Women have turned back the clock. There are still 56 years of hurt left for the men’s game.

“I’m very happy to think that the song will, in a way, go to sleep, but I think once we lose again the fans will think, ‘no, no, no, what happened in England?’ We have to sing it again, we have to get back to the winning position.”

1140 – The celebrations included the national match.

1135 – England goalkeeper Mary Earps memorably danced on the table during Sarina Wiegman’s press conference on Sunday night.

Explaining her decision, the Manchester United goalkeeper told Lionesses Live: “I saw my moment. I saw my chance. I got it. I felt it was the perfect time to go to a table.

“If you can’t join a table after being European champion, when can you?”

1130 – The scene is set.

1120 – This from our man on the ground in Trafalgar Square, Mark Mann-Bryans:

Elton John blared from loudspeakers around Trafalgar Square as 7,000 England fans flooded in to toast their Euro 2022 champions.

With Sarina Wiegman and her players taking to the stage after midday, the merchandise stands around the London landmark were already doing a roaring trade from 10.30am.

England fans dressed as lions in celebration in Trafalgar Square

England fans dressed as lions in celebration in Trafalgar Square (Aaron Chown/PA)

Families arrived singing and dancing, including some dressed as lion favourites, and flags were waving and chants had already begun well over two hours before those in attendance got a glimpse of the European champions.

1115 – No more words are needed as Alessia Russo sums up the mood.

1100 – Former England defender Anita Asante believes Sunday’s win can propel women’s football in England to new levels on and off the pitch.

“From a footballing point of view, psychologically it’s really encouraging to know that you’re the dominant team in Europe at the moment and you can play anyone and win,” he told the PA news agency.

“People talk about inspiring the next generation, but now it’s beyond that. There are boys, girls, men and women of all ages who have got behind and felt a connection to this England team.”

This is confirmed by the viewing figures announced by the BBC on Monday morning, reaching 17.4 million on BBC One with an average of 11 million, and more on iPlayer and online.

This is in addition to the crowd of 87,192 at Wembley Stadium, an all-time record for a men’s or women’s European Championship.

1055 – As well as conquering one of London’s most famous landmarks for the day, Sarina Wiegman and her team were earlier awarded the freedom of the city.

1050 – Jill Scott doesn’t let that medal out of her sight.

1045 – As the players head to Trafalgar Square, let’s take another look at how the celebrations began.

1040 – Gary Lineker has welcomed Beth Mead into the exclusive squad of England players to win the Golden Boot at a major tournament – ​​she’s in good company.

1035 – “The English can drink!” – From the “crazy” celebrations so far, the Dutch coach of Lyonnais Sarina Wiegman learns.

1025 – The bus carrying the England team departed from their team hotel for the trip to Trafalgar Square.

1020 – Good morning. England celebrate their Euro 2022 triumph with fans in Trafalgar Square the morning after their thrilling extra-time win over Germany at Wembley. Stay here for all the latest on the scenes in the capital.

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