Declan Rice has joined fans in hailing Ella Toone’s ‘magical’ opener for England in the Women’s Euro final against Germany.
Manchester United star Toone ran onto Keira Walsh’s superb through ball, before brilliantly chipping goalkeeper Merle Frohms to give the Lionesses the lead in front of 90,000 at Wembley.
England men’s star Rice, TV presenter Gary Lineker and pundit Chris Kamara quickly took to social media to heap praise on Toone for her inspired effort.
West Ham’s Rice simply tweeted: ‘What a pass. What a finish,’ while international team-mate Sterling said: ‘Composure 10/10 @ellatoone99.’
Match of the Day host Lineker added: ‘Woah. What a finish from @ellatoone99. Beautifully done,’ with three clapping emojis.
Kamara posted: ‘Ella Toone what a finish, what a goal,’ with several celebratory emojis.
One fan said: ‘What a finish that is in front of 90,000 in a major championship final. Ella Toone take a bow.’
A second continued: ‘my word, Ella toone.’
Another added: ‘Ella Toone, that is so goddamn cold. A FINISH.’
A fourth account said: ‘The ball’s bouncing, you’ve got the defender right on your shoulder, and you produce that chip. Ella Toone, absolutely ice cold.’
Another posted: ‘WOW. WE ARE IN THE PRESENCE OF GREATNESS. ELLA TOONE!!!!!!’
While a fan tweeted: ‘How do you have the calmness to chip the keeper there? Ella Toone is special. #WEuro2022Final #WEURO2022’