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Oxford City Council flying England flag after Euro 2022 victory

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 2, 2022

Oxford City Council is flying the England flag on council buildings this week, to celebrate the Lionesses historic victory over Germany on Sunday night.

The Lionesses claimed the first major trophy in their history and the first for a senior England side since the 1966 World Cup triumph over West Germany.

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England’s women brought football home after a stunning 2-1 win, with goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly.

The red and white flag is being flown above Oxford Town Hall and Carfax Tower.

The match attracted a record-breaking crowd at Wembley, as well as a peak audience of more than 17 million people watching at home.

As well as a winners’ medal, England forward Beth Mead claimed the Golden Boot award on Sunday, having finished joint top-scorer alongside Germany’s Alexandra Popp with six goals and provided more assists, and was also named player of the tournament.

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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