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1 Aug 2022

It’s come home! Alumna makes history as Lionesses win thrilling Euro 2022 final

The England Women's team celebrating their Euro 2022 victory!

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Loughborough University SBE alumna Mary Earps has made history as the England Women have won a major international trophy for the first time in their history.

The final proved to be the tough and tenacious affair that it had been set out to be.

The German team, headlined by young player of the tournament Lena Oberdorf, fought hard against the lionesses for 120 minutes but failed to prevail thanks to a 110' winner from substitute Chloe Kelly.

The game started brightly for England with a few chances to score and the deadlock was finally broken in the 62' minute by Ella Toone who provided a delightful chip over the German goalkeeper Frohms.

With just 10 minutes left in regulation Germany got the equalizer through Lina Magull taking the match to extra-time where England showed there strength and their class to win an international tournament for the first time in the women's game, and only the second in all of England's footballing history.

Loughborough SBE alumna Mary Earps also provided another outstanding performance, Earps an alumna of our Information Management and Business Studies course which she gradauted from in 2016, only conceded two goals in the entirety of the tournament.

The Manchester United goalkeeper can celebrate alongside Loughborough College alumnae Jill Scott and Ellen White and the rest of the lionesses.

Congratulations to Sarina Wiegman and all of the lionesses from everyone here at the Loughborough School of Business and Economics.

It came home!