Georgia Stanway has admitted she would not truly know why she determined to attain as she relived her gorgeous Euro 2022 quarter-final extra-time winner towards Spain.
The Lionesses got here from a purpose all the way down to beat one in all the pre-tournament favorites 2-1 on the Amex Stadium on Wednesday evening, with Stanway’s gorgeous effort from vary in time beyond regulation securing England’s semi-final place.
The new Bayern Munich midfielder drove on the retreating Spanish again line and, excited by the area opening up in entrance of her, unleashed a shocking, swinging strike from the sting of the field that arced previous the outstretched fingertips of Sandra Panos.
“I don’t know why I shot. I don’t know what came over me,” Stanway admitted. “Normally I’d probably pass that ball to the winger and expect the ball to be put back in the box. But I just thought, what’s the worst that can happen?
“I feel it was as a result of no one got here to me. I anticipated a defender to return out to me and put me underneath some stress or problem my decision-making. Nobody got here to me.
“When the defender makes the decision for me, it’s easier. I honestly don’t know why I shot but I’m glad I did.”
The purpose is Stanway’s second of the match, following her purpose kick to open the scoring throughout her facet’s 8-0 group stage win over Norway.
Wednesday evening was a way more nervy affair, with England six minutes from being knocked out after Spain took the lead by means of Esther Gonzalez. Ella Toone equalized because the clock ticked down, earlier than Stanway produced the game-winning second of magic.
“It all feels like a massive blur at the moment,” Stanway added. “I actually have to look again and see the place I used to be, how the online went, I actually cannot bear in mind. I bear in mind saying to one in all the ladies, ‘At what second did we truly rating?’