England star Beth Mead tied the Women’s European Championship goal-scoring record Tuesday.
With her strike in the 34th minute of the Lionesses’ semifinal against Sweden, she recorded the first goal of the match and her sixth of the tournament.
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The 27-year-old striker has scored six through five matches played for the host nation. That number matches Germany’s Inka Grings, who scored six goals for her nation en route to the country’s seventh European Championships title in 2009.
The tally also firmly cements Mead into Golden Boot position, with Germany’s Alexandra Popp having scored the second-most goals so far at four.
Mead’s goal put England ahead 1-0 at halftime. If the score holds, the Lionesses would make their first Euros final since 2009, when they lost to Germany.