Tiny football car caused havoc before Euros final – almost running over the ref

While there are too many heroines to count from Sunday night after England's incredible win over Germany in the Women's European Championship final, all eyes were on another before a ball had been kicked.

One of the true legends of the game made their final appearance when the tiny football car drove onto to the Wembley pitch for one last hoorah – and it did not disappoint. With the ball nestled safely in its top, the little vehicle caused mayhem by almost running over the referee.

Kateryna Monzul took the ball out of the car's top to then place it on the centre spot but as the minute machine made its way back to the touchline, the Ukrainian official nearly walked straight into its pathway. Did no one teach her to look both ways?

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Fans watching on were quick to notice the car causing carnage with one viewer saying: "The referee nearly got run over by the damn car!" Another posted with laughing emojis: "Nearly run over the ref, good fun."

And a third said: "Almost run the ref over.." With another tweeting: "Imagine the headline 'Referee almost run over by mini rainbow coloured VW Camper Van in lead up to Final kick off…'"

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Alas, we could not go with that headline but had something more positive after the Lionesses went on to beat Germany in the final. On a dramatic evening in front of a record attendance at Wembley, Ella Toone opened the scoring in the second-half with a glorious chip.

Lina Magull equalised for the German with a delightful close-range finish as they ramped up the pressure and the match looked like it was going to dreaded penalties – as it had done in the men's doomed finale last year against Italy.

But up stepped Manchester City star Kelly, who came off the bench to score her first international goal to hand the trophy to England for the first time, ripping off her shirt in the process. And as full-time came, nearly 90,000 people inside Wembley were left chanting "Three Lions" with gusto while fans across the nation rejoiced.


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