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Women's Euro 2022: Every player to score for England in a major tournament final

Women's Euro 2022: Every player to score for England in a major tournament final: LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Chloe Kelly of England scores their side's second goal during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England.
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England women have just beaten Germany 2-1 to win Women's Euro 2022.

Yes, that really happened. And two more players have added themselves to a very prestigious list: that of England scorers in major tournament finals. Let's run through the lot…

Women's Euro 2022: Every player to score for England in a major tournament final

1966 World Cup: Geoff Hurst

30 Jul 1966: World Cup Final, England v West Germany (4-2 aet). Second in a sequence showing England's controversial third, Hurst's second, goal.

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Still the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, the legendary Geoff Hurst instantly and indelibly etched his name into English footballing history by inspiring the Three Lions to their finest hour 56 years ago. Did that third goal in the iconic 4-2 victory over West Germany at Wembley cross the line? Who cares?

1966 World Cup: Martin Peters

Martin Peters had England dreaming before West Ham teammate Hurst's extra-time heroics. With 12 minutes of normal time left, the midfielder completed a turnaround to put Alf Ramsey's side 2-1 up (only for Wolfgang Weber to equalise 11 minutes later, leaving Hurst to finish the job in extra time).

1984 European Competition for Women's Football: Linda Curl

Going into the second leg of their first-ever major final, England's women trailed Sweden 1-0. Linda Curl took the tie to penalties with her first-half strike at Luton's Kenileworth Road – only to go and miss in the shootout as the Swedes won 4-3 on spot-kicks.

Women's Euro 2009: Karen Carney

HELSINKI, FINLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Karen Carney of England scores her team's first goal during the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 Final match between England and Germany at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on September 10, 2009 in Helsinki, Finland.

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The Euro 2009 final was one to forget for England's women as they ended up on the wrong end of a 6-2 drubbing by Germany. That said, they did twice get back to within a goal of the Germans, firstly through Karen Carney's tap-in from close range.

Women's Euro 2009: Kelly Smith

Two minutes after Carney had given England hope, Germany restored their lead. All-time Lionesses great Kelly Smith briefly clawed the Lionesses back into the contest again, though, with a smart finish assisted by Carney.

Men's Euro 2020: Luke Shaw

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Luke Shaw of England celebrates scoring the first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11, 2021 in London, England.

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Football so nearly came home at Euro 2020, making it closer than it ever has since 1966 – and Gareth Southgate's England could hardly have got off to a better start against Italy. 

Luke Shaw sent a not-quite-capacity Wembley crowd (boo, COVID) into raptures – and pints up and down the country into the air – as he met Kieran Trippier's cross to bag the quickest goal in Euros final history just 116 seconds in.

Women's Euro 2022: Ella Toone

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(Image credit: LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Ella Toone of England scores their team's first goal during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2022 in London, England.)

England's women scored a string of special goals at Euro 2022 – and Ella Toone saved her entry for the biggest stage of, the final at a packed-out Wembley as the Lionesses beat Germany 2-1 to lift their maiden major trophy.

Latching onto Keira Walsh's defence-bamboozling through ball, Toone could have taken the option of a cool low finish – but why do that when you can just chip the goalkeeper instead?

Women's Euro 2022: Chloe Kelly

We're going to go out on a limb here and say that there's not much better time to score your first international goal than in the final of a major tournament – especially when that goal is an extra-time winner to seal glory on home turf.

Toone's goal may have been more spectacular, but Chloe Kelly's clincher – finishing off a scramble from a corner – was more momentous. Football had finally come home.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and can also occasionally be found watching Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...