Euro 2022 final player ratings as England Lionesses beat Germany to become icons

England's Lionesses have made history after clinching victory in the Euro 2022 final by beating rivals Germany 2-1 at Wembley.

Chloe Kelly was the match-winner, poking home from just a few yards out in extra-time to officially bring football home for the first time since 1966.

Earlier in the night Ella Toone had given England the lead after brilliantly scooping the ball over keeper Merle Frohms, though the Germans hit back minutes later through Lina Magull.

Here, Daily Star Sport has rated each player on their performances.

READ MORE: Euros final gunning for 2022's top viewing figures – and could beat Platinum Jubilee

ENGLAND (4-2-3-1)

MARY EARPS – Rock solid once again whenever called upon and faultless for the German equaliser. Best goalkeeper in the tournament. 8

LUCY BRONZE – Another tireless and consistent performance from the full back, who tried to impact the game at both ends. Some thumping tackles. 7

MILLIE BRIGHT – Didn't have to face the challenge of Alexandra Popp but still looked nervous at times. Caught out of position for the equaliser. 6

LEAH WILLIAMSON – Led from the front as well as the back. Produced one crucial goal line clearance. Captain fantastic. 9

Who was your player of the match? Let us know in the comments section.

RACHEL DALY – Looked lively and energetic down the left hand side and had run herself into the ground by the time she was taken off near the end. 7

KEIRA WALSH – Looked overrun in midfield at times after finding herself outnumbered. Stuck at it though and provided telling ball for opening goal. 7

GEORGIA STANWAY Drove her side forward and held them together when the going got tough. Superb from start to finish. 8

FRANK KIRBY – Threatened to look lively at times but also went missing for spells on a night of frustration. Found German defence a mean bunch. 6

BETH MEAD – Couldn't find her trademark goal before limping off injured, but with Popp's absence will finish the tournament with the Golden Boot. 7

ELLEN WHITE – Worked like a trojan from start to finish but once again nothing seemed to drop for her. Hooked before the hour mark. 7

LAUREN HEMP – Looked one of the most likely to break down the strong German defence. Credit to her country from start to finish. 7


RUSSO for White (56). – A constant threat. 7

TOONE for Kirby (56) – Fired England ahead with sublime finish. 8

KELLY for Mead (64) – Wrote her name into footballing folklore. 8

SCOTT for Stanway (88)

GREENWOOD for Daly (88)

GERMANY (4-3-3)

Merle Frohms 7

Giulia Gwinn 7

Kathrin Hendrich 8

Marina Hegering 8

Felicitas Rauch 6

Lina Magull 8

Lena Oberdorf 9

Sara Dabritz 7

Jule Brand 6

Svenja Huth 7

Lea Schuller 7


Anyoli for Schuller (67, 6). Wassmuth for Brand (45, 6). Lohmann for Dabritz (73). Doorsoun for Hegering (103). Lattwein for Rauch 114.

REFEREE: Felicitas Rauch (Ukraine) 4


  • Goalscoring 'monster' Beth Mead in Golden Boot clash with 'beast' Alexandra Popp
  • Lionesses star gave up football aged 12 over rule about playing against boys
  • Chelcee Grimes' score prediction as she names top star ahead of 'nail-biting' Euro final

Source: Read Full Article