ENGLAND’S Lionesses have been crowned victors after defeating Germany 2-1 in the Euro 2022 championship.

The England squad, which includes Cumbria’s own Georgia Stanway, saw a late game victory with Chloe Kelly scoring the winning goal during extra time, securing the first major trophy in their history in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley stadium.

Cumberland & Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria's own Georgia Stanway. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA WireCumbria's own Georgia Stanway. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The team defeated eight-time champions Germany, who had lost their star forward Alexandra Popp to injury in the warm-up.

Lina Magull equalised the score for Germany with 11 minutes of normal time remaining.

Cumberland & Westmorland Gazette: Millie Bright, Ellen White and Rachel Daly celebrate victory over Germany. Credit: Nigel French/PAMillie Bright, Ellen White and Rachel Daly celebrate victory over Germany. Credit: Nigel French/PA

There was jubilation at the final whistle as the players tried to take in what they had done amid an almighty roar from the 87,192 crowd - the biggest-ever attendance for any Euros match, men's or women's.

Cumberland & Westmorland Gazette: Alessia Russo, left, and Ella Toone. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA WireAlessia Russo, left, and Ella Toone. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It was a third appearance in a Euros final for the team, and first since losing 6-2 to Germany at Euro 2009 in Finland.

There was also a personal triumph for Beth Mead, who claimed the Golden Boot after finishing the tournament with six goals - the same amount as Popp, with Mead taking the prize due to her superior assists tally.

Cumberland & Westmorland Gazette: Ella Toone celebrates victory at Wembley Stadium. Credit: Nigel French/PAElla Toone celebrates victory at Wembley Stadium. Credit: Nigel French/PA