Will and Kate laud the Lionesses’ ‘great comeback’ and Gary Lineker hails the ‘wonderful victory’… royal family, ex-football stars and celebrities all wade in to praisee England after their dramatic 2-1 quarter-final win against Spain
- England pulled off a remarkable comeback to beat Spain 2-1 in the quarter-finals
- The Lionesses were 1-0 down until Ella Toone’s equaliser forced extra-time
- Georgia Stanway scored a superb long-range goal to complete the comeback
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to Twitter to heap praise on the team
- Gary Lineker, Piers Morgan and Clare Blading also lauded the comeback as well
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gary Lineker and a handful of other high-profile names took to social media on Wednesday night to extol England’s dramatic 2-1 comeback against Spain in the Euro 2022 quarter-finals.
After falling 1-0 behind to Esther Gonzalez’s opener shortly after the break, substitute Ella Toone rescued England with an equaliser in the 84th minute, before Georgia Stanway netted a long-distance screamer six minutes into extra-time.
The Lionesses had yet to face a major challenge at Euro 2022, notching three wins in three and scoring 14 goals during the group stage, but looked destined for an exit until Toone changed the tide with her leveller.
Georgia Stanway’s superb extra-time strike completed England’s 2-1 comeback against Spain
Shortly after the final whistle blew and England booked their spot in the semi-finals, several celebrities took to Twitter to laud the Lionesses for their impressive comeback.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tweeted: ‘Great performances and comeback Lionesses, brilliant team effort!’
Meanwhile, former England legend Gary Lineker said: ‘Wonderful victory for the Lionesses. Well played.’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined several celebrities in celebrating England’s 2-1 win
Substitute Ella Toone rescued the Lionesses and put them back on level terms on 84 minutes
BBC News reporter Emily Anderson posted to say that she was thoroughly enjoying the crowd booming out Sweet Caroline and Freed from Desire at the end of the match.
Endorsing equality in football, former England international Trevor Sinclair insisted that the women’s game should be perceived as entertaining as the men’s following the Lionesses’ scintillating comeback.
And Ian Wright, who covering the match live alongside Alex Scott as a pundit for the BBC, posted a video of the two of them jubilantly celebrating.