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UK News Harry Kane cheers on Lionesses during historic Euro 2022 win with Wayne Rooney and Gary Lineke

23:00  31 july  2022
23:00  31 july  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Men's England football captain Harry Kane has been cheering on the Lionesses at Wembley as they battle Germany in the Euro finals tonight as they historically beat Germany in the Euro 2022 final.

The England women's team have just won the second half of extra time in the final in a tense moment for football fans across the country.

Kane was snapped cheering on the team from the stands at Wembley and he will be hoping along with the rest of the country for England to bring football home.

After the match he tweeted: 'Absolutely unreal scenes at Wembley!! Massive congrats to the amazing Lionesses!!

'@ellatoone99 take a bow for that finish too.'

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On twitter earlier today he posted: 'Hi Lionesses, I just wanted to wish you all the best for today's game against Germany.

'It's just going to be an incredible experience an incredible atmosphere at Wembley.

'I can't wait to be there myself so I wish you all the best, good luck, go get that win, the whole country is behind you.'

Christine McGuinness has also shown support for the Lionesses, posting on Instagram: 'Women supporting women

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'Going against the grain

'Doing what they love

'Believing in themselves

'Fighting for equality

'And our country getting behind them shouting "Yes girls"

' "COME ON ENGLAND" '

Gary Lineker has been cheering on the Lionesses all day as well.

Before the match he posted on Twitter: 'Wishing all the very best for the final. You've been utterly superb in this tournament.

'One more win and you'll have footballing immortality. Go make history.'

The Match of the Day Presenter also commented on how the final shows the growth of the women's game. He said: ' A full house at Wembley to watch the Women’s Euro final.

'It really is amazing to see the growth in the women’s game. Football is, more than ever, the global game.'

He gave a running commentary of the match on his feed, calling Ella Toone's goal a 'what a finish', that was 'beautifully done'.

After the historic win, he tweeted: 'The Lionesses have only gone and done it, and Kelly is England's heroine, bra none.'

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He added: Football is a simple game. 22 women chase a ball for 90 minutes and, at the end, England actually win. Congratulations. Fabulous.'

Ex-England footballer Wayne Rooney supported the team on Twitter today, saying: 'Wishing the Lionesses the best of luck today.

'It's been an unbelievable effort so far and just one last game to go. Enjoy the occasion. Come on England #Lionesses'

At about 6.50pm Lord Alan Sugar tweeted: 'Come on Ladies you can do it keep your nerve.'

The Lightning Seeds and David Baddiel, who co-wrote the famous footy anthem with Frank Skinner both tweeted: 'It's coming home' after the Lionesses won the final.

The band tweeted: 'What a win @Lionesses. It’s Coming Home!!'

Comedian David Baddiel tweeted just 'It’s…' during the match at around 6.20pm.

Then an hour later at 7.20pm he tweeted: 'Coming...'

Less than 15 minutes later the Lionesses won the final, and he completed the famous footballing catchphrase, tweeting: 'Home.'

He added: 'In fact it's come home. A sentence I thought I’d never write. I’ve gone. Thank you Lionesses.'

'It's coming home,' says David Baddiel, co-writer of the famous football anthem © Provided by Daily Mail 'It's coming home,' says David Baddiel, co-writer of the famous football anthem

The Queen has also shown support for the Lionesses after their historic win, saying they will set an example for women and girls.

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'My warmest congratulations, and those of my family, go to you all on winning the European Women’s Football Championships.

'It is a significant achievement for the entire team, including your support staff.

'The Championships and your performance in them have rightly won praise.

'However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned.

'You have all set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.

'It is my hope that you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today.

Lisa Riley, famous for playing Mandy Dingle on Emmerdale tweeted: 'Prince William hugging the players…..making me cry my eyes out!!!!

'The true meaning of the word CHAMPIONS

'The whole country is behind you - you are a credit to #england and #football CONGRATULATIONS #Lionesses'

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