Wembley final awaits United’s Lionesses
Manchester United’s Lionesses all played their part as England defeated Sweden 4-0 to advance to the final of Euro 2022 on Tuesday evening.
Reds goalkeeper Mary Earps kept her fourth clean sheet of the home tournament, producing notable stops to deny an early Sofia Jakobsson shot and efforts from Stina Blackstenius either side of half-time, as Sarina Wiegman’s side advanced to Sunday’s Wembley showpiece.
Arsenal’s Beth Mead and Barcelona’s Lucy Bronze had established a two-goal lead for the Lionesses before the introduction of United’s Alessia Russo on 57 minutes. Russo then made yet another impact off the bench in the competition, netting the game’s third goal - and her fourth of the Euros - via a smart backheel.
Fran Kirby, of Chelsea, rounded off the scoring late on before she was replaced by our own Ella Toone, with our no.7 helping her nation to see out the contest against the tournament’s highest-ranked side.
We all wanna know has Lessi just backheel’d the @Lionesses to Wembley??????????!!!!!!— Aoife Mannion (@aoifemannion_) July 26, 2022
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RUUUSSSOOOOOOOO RUUUSSSOOO RUUUSSSOOOOO— Millie Turner (@MillieTurner_) July 26, 2022
😍🏴— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 26, 2022
The win sees the Lionesses advance to a first major-tournament final since 2009, with a bumper crowd at Wembley Stadium expected on Sunday.
Earps, Russo, Toone and co will find out who they will face for the right to lift the European Championship on Wednesday evening.
Germany take on France at Stadium MK (20:00 BST) for a place in this weekend’s big match in London.