On the west London estate where Chloe Kelly grew up

There was no mistaking the family home of Chloe Kelly when she scored the penalty yesterday which sent the Lionesses through to the quarter-finals of the women’s world cup.

St George’s flags decorate the front of the three-storey house while the screaming of her relatives inside signalled the winning goal at the end of a nail-biting match against Nigeria.

“It’s amazing — anything that’s thrown at us we show what we’re capable of,” Kelly said after the game. “This team is special . . . there’s more to come.”

Kelly first dreamt of winning the World Cup as a young girl

Despite the “no ball games” signs on the west London estate where Kelly grew up, she appeared to have a ball permanently at her feet. Playing with five older brothers “toughened her up”, recalled neighbours.


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