England football star Ella Toone visits pub and bakery on her return to Wigan borough

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England football hero Ella Toone has returned home to the borough – and has already paid a visit to the pub and a bakery!

The Union Arms in Tyldesley shared a photograph on Facebook on Monday evening, which was simply captioned: “THE CHAMPS BACK”.

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It showed Ella wearing the Euro 2022 medal she collected on Sunday after scoring a goal in England’s 2-1 victory over Germany.

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And today she has been pictured visiting Greenhalgh’s bakery in Tyldesley.

The firm tweeted: “After bringing it home!!... Our Tyldesley Shop was all a buzz with a fabulous visit today from the amazing Ella Toone.”

Both social media posts had a positive reaction, with the Union Arms’ photograph receiving hundreds of comments from fans, who were delighted to see Ella back in her home town.

Linda Jones said: “Wish we had recorded the cheer in Tyldesley firstly when you came on the pitch, then when you scored and again when the whistle went. I’m sure you could of heard it for miles!”

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Marie Philpott said: “Congratulations Ella you and the rest of the team have changed woman’s football for ever I remember Angela Furey playing for Man Utd The team got no support from the club and even had to buy their own kit She would be so proud of you all. Your goal gives me butterflies (keep replaying it in my mind) It was superb What a player you are !!!! Enjoy every moment of your success xxx”

Tracey Johnson said: “Well done Ella, your a huge inspiration as are all the lionesses to hundreds of young girls out there who will now dare to believe one day they too could represent their country”

Karen Lees said: “Amazing well done Ella and all your team you make Tyldesley proud.”

David Warhurst said: “Free drinks for life in Tyldesley as I would hope everyone at the Bar offers her one after that goal. Amazing.”

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Ella Toone shows off her medal in the Union ArmsElla Toone shows off her medal in the Union Arms
Ella Toone shows off her medal in the Union Arms

Eric Lamprell said: “Well done Ella and well done to all the squad and back up team. We needed our spirits lifting and you certainly did that with your never say die approach. Loved every minute of the tournament with all teams - and their fans - playing their part. Well done again.”