England Lionesses goalkeeper Mary Earps 'screams f*** off' after saving penalty in World Cup final
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In an extremely relatable moment, England's goalkeeper Mary Earps appeared to scream 'f*** off' after saving a penalty in today's FIFA Women's World Cup final.
Spain fullback Olga Carmona's first-half strike was enough to secure the victory as the Spanish won 1-0 on the night.
Carmona struck the ball past Mary Earps with a left-footed effort into the bottom right corner.
Elsewhere in the second half, there was a lengthy VAR check when a penalty was eventually awarded by American referee Tori Penso.
Earps made an epic penalty save against Spain's Jennifer Hermoso, and appeared to shout 'f*** off' several times.
Her celebration was not aimed at anyone in particular, rather it was a huge sigh of relief that England could get back in the game.
Sadly, they did not.
Taking to social media, fans were delighted with Earps' celebration, with one person commenting: "Mary Earps' gigantic on-screen 'F*** OFF' is a seminal moment in women's sporting equality."
"Absolutely adore Mary Earps' full commitment to crazy goalkeeper energy," another added.
"Well Mary Earps is now my favourite Footballer!! Not just that save but the reaction after was AMAZING!! COME ON @Lionesses!!!" a third wrote.
As another fan agreed: "Literally here for absolutely everything about the footballer Mary Earps is!!!"
This comes just 13 months after the Lionesses secured the European championship title – something the men have never done.
Prior to the game, England men’s boss Gareth Southgate said he had 'no advice' to offer the women's team that has already accomplished what his has not.
Speaking in a video posted on the Lionesses’ social media, Southgate said: "Hi to you all out there in Australia.
"You’re doing a brilliant job, so that’s the first thing, and of course there is no advice because you’ve done more than us already, and you know what is needed to win."
England reached the World Cup final after facing a hostile atmosphere in Sydney as they took on the Matildas on their home turf at Stadium Australia.
Ella Toone scored in the 36th minute before Australia's Sam Kerr smashed home the equaliser after the hour.
The Lionesses fought back with Lauren Hemp punishing a defensive error to get on to Mille Bright’s long ball in the 71st minute before Alessia Russo wrapped up the win later on.
England won 3-1, but ultimately fell at the final hurdle today.