TYLDESLEY’S Lionesses hero, Ella Toone, says scoring in the final and helping England women make history was ‘the best feeling in the world’.

Toone netted a sublime opener as England went on to beat Germany 2-1 after extra time in front of a record crowd of almost 88,000 at Wembley on Sunday.

The 22-year-old, who plays her club football for Manchester United, admits the tournament has broken new ground and hopes the wave of support for the women’s game continues beyond the Euros success.

Toone told The Guardian: I think a lot of people have fallen in love with women’s football this summer.

“That’s what we set out to do. So hopefully the crowds that we’ve had this summer we can get into our grounds at club level and some more fans at the stadium to be on the journey with us.

“It’s massive now, absolutely massive.

“We can’t forget everyone who came before us, but we’ve left the shirt in a better place for all the little girls growing up and we’re so proud.

“All we wanted to do was inspire the next generation and we have done and women’s football is getting bigger and bigger.”

Toone’s opener set the game alight in the second half and even had men’s captain Harry Kane praising the finish on social media post-match.

Toone, who joked yesterday she ‘taught Kane that’, explained the chipped goal afterwards.

“I’ve seen her coming out and I thought that would be the best shot to do,” she said.

“I started celebrating even before it had gone in the net, so I was confident that it was going in and then the whole stadium erupted. Honestly [it’s the] best feeling of my life.

“You can see that the subs have made a massive impact in every game that we’ve come on for.

Me and Chloe [Kelly] both scored [on Sunday] and both of us [were] starting as subs, but Sarina [England boss] has said that it’s a squad of 23, so we know our roles.

“We know that when we come on we have to change the game and that’s what we did.”

Meanwhile, Wiegman admits her players indulged in “a little too much alcohol” after their victory on Sunday night.

The party went on long into the early hours and Wiegman seemed slightly surprised by how much alcohol was consumed.

“Crazy, lots of music, lots of dancing,” was her description of the party in an interview published on the Lionesses’ Twitter account from outside the team hotel.

“English people can drink...so a little bit too much alcohol but that’s okay.

“When you have this accomplishment it is good to have a party.”

Before the party officially started, the England squad gatecrashed Wiegman’s post-match press conference to serenade her with ‘Three Lions’, with goalkeeper Mary Earps dancing on the table.

Explaining her decision, England’s number one told Lionesses Live: “I saw my moment. I saw my opportunity. I took it. I felt like it was the perfect moment to get on a table.

“If you can’t get on a table after you’re the European champion, when can you?”

Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham insists England’s Euro 2022 success will “turbo charge” the women’s game in this country.

“The last few years have been incredible. We have invested really heavily and the Lionesses have taken their opportunity and they have produced something incredible. It’s been an amazing month and an amazing day yesterday,” Bullingham told BBC Breakfast.

“I think it will really turbo charge everything we have been doing in the women’s game.

“There is no reason why we shouldn’t have the same number of girls playing as boys and it will inspire a whole new generation of players.

“We have worked incredibly hard to make a lot of new opportunities for girls and to make sure clubs and schools are embracing opportunities and schools are using football in the curriculum and for them to see it as normal for girls to play football like boys do.

“We have been preparing for this moment for years.”