ENGLAND fans cheered at the Amex last night after the Lionesses secured a place in the Euro semi-finals in a thrilling game.
Nearly 29,000 packed the Brighton stadium as England beat Spain 2-1 in extra time.
“It’s coming home” chants echoed through the stadium in the final moments of the game after Georgia Stanway put England ahead in the 96th minute.
Painted fans and waving England flags all turned up at last night’s game to watch the clash against Spain.
Many were nervous when Spain took the lead in the 54th minute, threatening England’s future in the competition.
However, the fans cheered and jumped when Ella Toone equalized to send the game into overtime with six minutes remaining.
Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman admitted going “a little crazy” after the thrilling game.
She said: “I was so happy – of course you try to keep calm but it was so close and such a close game that could go either way all the time so I was happy we won.
“It was an incredible game for the fans in the stadium and for the viewers on TV. The fans in the stadium were so behind us – it was really incredible to see that.”
The game was the last of the tournament, played in Brighton. Thousands watched as the Lionesses beat Norway in a stunning 8-0 win last week.
Millie Bright, who was voted Player of the Match, said after the win: “I think everyone can see the talent of the Spanish side and see what they have to offer in the game and we knew we weren’t going to have that ball so much.
“I think our mentality of staying ruthless every minute of the game was incredible and I think we showed what we’re about.”
England meet either Sweden or Belgium in the semi-finals of Euro 2022 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Tuesday.
Should the Lionesses win, the team will advance to their first-ever European Championship final – repeating the success of the England men’s team at Euro 2020.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20293715.england-fans-celebrate-2-1-victory-extra-time-brighton/?ref=rss England fans celebrate after winning 2-1 in extra time in Brighton