player rankings from the EC 2022 final

England (4-2-3-1)

Mary Earps Big stop on the line to deny Hegering in the first half. Brave goalkeeper who exudes confidence. 8

Lucy Bronze The one-woman wall to deny Däbritz early. Integrated into her link up with Mead down right. Tested Frohms. 8

Millie Bright Early tackle on Däbritz set the stall. Strong aerially, but caught by Magull’s run for the equaliser. 7

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Leah Williamson Calm management at the back. Less forward running than usual, but put his body on the line when it mattered. 7

Rachel Daly Lost early to Huth which caused her problems. Generally steady, but tired. 6

Keira Walsh Little space to operate in, but brilliant in possession. Superb assist to spot Toone’s run for England’s goal. Player of the match – 9

Georgia Stanway Early innocuous booking put her on thin ice. Fails to have regular combative presence in mid. 6

Fran Kirby Didn’t have much of the ball, but used it well when she did. Frustrated by German errors. 6

Beth Mead Strong outlet that finds the places on the bottom right. Gave Rauch a test. Pulled out injured in the second half. 7

Ellen White Physical presence and energy have never failed. Would have expected to do better with early chance. 7

Lauren Hemp Showed speed to give outlet down England’s left. Never gave up. Made the delivery to the winner. 7

Substitutes
Ella Toone (for Kirby, 56) gave England the lead with a perfectly stacked lifted finish over Frohms. The dog after coming on. 8
Alessia Russo (for White, 56) 7
Chloe Kelly (for Mead, 64) Added energy. Stuck with the ball all the way to poke home the winner in added time. 7
Alex Greenwood (for Daly, 88) 6
Jill Scott (for Stanway, 89) 6
Nikita Parris (Hemp, 119) 6

Lina Magull pulled Germany back into the game by scoring 11 minutes from time.

Lina Magull pulled Germany back into the game by scoring 11 minutes from time. Photo: Rui Vieira/AP

Germany (4-3-3)

Merle Frohms Strong stop to deny White early. Alert on the finish line all the way. Couldn’t do anything about Toone’s goal. 7

Giulia Gwinn Came into the game in the second half with her surging runs forward from right back. 7

Catherine Hendrik Handled well with White and then Russo in the air. Showed his strength in ranking the back line. 7

Marina Hegering Early chance to take the lead. Physical presence in the back line and confidence in possession. 7

Felicitas Rauch Struggling to track Mead’s runs. Booked in the first instance. Good deliveries from set pieces. 6

Sarah Däbritz Full of running with presence in all areas. Well-struck effort kept out by Bronse early on. 8

Lena Oberdorf Calm and controlled in the middle. The 20-year-old showed why she is one of the players in the tournament. 8

Lina Magull Quiet first period by her usual standards, but came alive in the second. High quality finish to smooth. Germany’s player of the match – 8

Svenja Huth Her typical busy self in Germany’s front line. Clear the challenge and the initiator of many attacks. 8

Lea Schüller Late call-up due to late injury to Alexandra Popp and could not influence beforehand. 6

Christmas Brand Quiet play in the forward line. Struggling to find her feet. Replaced at half time. 6

Substitutes
Tabea Wassmuth (for Brand, 45) 7
Nicole Anyomi (for Schuller, 67) 7
Sydney Lohmann (for Dabritz, 73) 6
Linda Dallmann (for Magull, 90) 6
Sara Doorsoun (for Hegering, 103) 6

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