ENGLAND’s match-winning Lioness Chloe Kelly is likely to be offered the freedom of Ealing borough.

Kelly, 24, who comes from Hanwell and attended Elthorne Park High School,

started her career with Queen's Park Rangers before moving on to Arsenal and Manchester City.

A spokesperson for Elthorne Park in Westlea Road tweeted: “A huge congratulations to Elthorne alumnus Chloe Kelly and the Lionesses for a stunning victory against Germany in the UEFA Women's final yesterday. We are all so proud!”

Political rivals in Ealing were quick to link the Euros winner with her roots in the borough.

Councillor Gregory Stafford (Conservative) said it would be a fitting honour for Kelly, one of seven siblings, to be given the freedom of Ealing.

Deputy council leader Deirdre Costigan (Labour) said via the council's Twitter page: "We are so proud of [her]. We would like to offer Chloe the freedom of the borough for her amazing achievements and I will be recommending this happens as soon as possible."

Mr Stafford told the BBC: "We rightfully awarded Bukayo Saka (Arsenal men’s player) the [honour] earlier this year after last year's Euros and the women have done one better."

Mr Stafford said he allowed his two daughters to stay up late to watch the final and that he believes her goal could inspire girls and young women across Ealing to take up football.

He added: "I would like to see the borough set up a scholarship scheme. I'm sure it would not cost too much to set up and this would finance young women's careers and would be set up in Chloe's name."