Lionesses miraculously keep ball out as ‘goalmouth scramble’ causes total panic

The Lionesses survived the mother of all goalmouth scrambles to keep Germany from going ahead in the Euro 2022 final.

England breathed a massive sigh of relief as keeper Mary Earps pounced on the ball moments after it had pin-balled around the box following a Germany corner, inches from England's goal-line.

She launched herself at the feet of Germany's Marina Hegering, before being backed-up by four Lionesses, including Leah Williamson who cleared the ball off the line in what was undoubtedly the most nerve-wracking moment for England in a half they otherwise dominated.

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"After seeing the replay, how has that not gone in? Definition of goalmouth scramble," one fan tweeted.

"How on earth have England survived that? Madness," wrote another, while a third said: "Lovely bit of English football on show there with a goalmouth scramble."

A fourth said: "Who doesn't love a goalmouth scramble?"

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England started the final much the better side, with Ellen White and Lucy Bronze both going close with headers in the first half.

White then blazed a shot over the bar from the edge of the box after latching on to fabulous cut-back by Beth Mead.

The Germans then dragged themselves back into the tie and arguably should've gone ahead early in the second half, with both Tabea Waßmuth and Lina Magull spurning golden opportunities in the box.

Sub Ella Toone came on to steal the show though as she lobbed the German keeper to give England the lead on the hour mark at Wembley.

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