Chloe Kelly has put England ahead in extra time with her first international goal that couldn't have come at a better time.
England and Germany continued to battle it out as the Euros final moved to extra time.
Germany had been growing into the game when they were rewarded for their efforts with a clinical finish to equalise in the 80th minute.
Lina Magull had threatened throughout the match and capitalised to turn a cross past the previously infallible Earps for the equaliser.
She has been the teams most dangerous player and finally got her goal, slotting the ball in at the near post.
Substitute Ella Toone had initially broken the deadlock after chipping German keeper Merle Frohms to make it one nil England.
Germany had came out the more aggressive side in the second half immediately pushing England onto the back foot.
But a number of substitutes gave the lionesses a renewed sense of purpose, as Ella Toone was picked out by an inch-perfect though-ball from Kiera Walsh and kept her cool to send a lobbed finish over the Germany goalkeeper.
Fans in Sheffield reacting to the first goal
England started the final brightly and looked to put pressure on Germany from the outset, with two opportunities inside the first 10 minutes.
Lionesses record goal-scorer Ellen White had a header straight at Merle Frohms in the Germany goal after being picked out following a move down the left for England.
The goalkeeper who was put under pressure again when she almost dropped the ball near the goal-line with White hovering, but she was able to grab the ball in the nick of time and was then fouled by the England striker.
White had England’s best chance of the half in the 38th minute when Mead ran down the right before pulling the ball back to the number nine on the edge of the area.
It was a well-timed pass, but White was leaning back as she shot and the ball flew over the bar.
Manger Sarina Wiegman named an unchanged team for the sixth Euro 2022 match in a row as her side looked to make history in the final against Germany at Wembley.
The Lionesses have won every game so far, conceding only one goal, and Wiegman kept faith with the same line-up against Germany.
Germany suffered a major blow ahead of kick-off as captain and tournament joint top scorer Alexandra Popp was injured in the warm-up, ruling her out of the final.The game is expected to draw in the biggest home TV audience on record for a women’s football match when they take on Germany later.
They'll be hoping to be the first people to see England win a major football tournament since the men did back in 1966.
The record number of UK viewers for a women’s game is nine million, which was set during England’s semi-final defeat by the United States in the 2019 World Cup, according to the ratings organisation Barb.
Hoping to bring back the Championship silverware for the first time, the Lionesses are the underdogs against their eight-time Euro winning opponent, but will have huge support from the home crowd.
Despite the odds, England will be encouraged by the fashion in which they brushed aside tough competition from Sweden, the world's number two, with ease in the semi-final.
England are unbeaten in the tournament and have stormed to the final with sky-high score lines such as 8-0 against Norway, 5-0 against Northern Ireland and 4-0 against Sweden.
They even hit North Macedonia with a 10-0 drubbing and embarrassed Latvia with 20-0 in the qualifiers.
Sarina Wiegman's Lionesses have inspired millions to follow women's football like never before and there are hopes it's sparked a culture change in the sport for generations to come.
For those watching at Wembley, the main road up to the stadium will be a no drinking zone due to the chaos which overshadowed last year’s men’s final.
Thousands of ticketless fans forced their way into the stadium ahead of England v Italy in summer 2021 – though this year’s final is expected to attract a different audience.