England's match- winner Karen Carney warmed up for Sunday's Euro 2005 opener against Finland at the City of Manchester Stadium with a revision session.
The 17-year-old's lastminute strike, allied with Sweden's earlier 1-1 draw with Denmark, sent Hope Powell's team top of Group A.
With just over a minute left, the record crowd of 29,092 looked set to head home disappointed after Anna-Kaisa Rantanen and Laura Kalmari had cancelled out England's two- goal advantage built through an own-goal from Sanna Valkonen, caused by Carney's low free-kick, and Amanda Barr's header.
But after substitute Eniola Aluko's shot was blocked by goalkeeper Satu Kunnas only as far as on-rushing Carney, the Birmingham City forward clipped the ball into the back of the net to spark scenes of wild celebration.
However, with exams on June 14 and 17 this month, sandwiching the tournament's two semi-final dates, Carney has plenty of other things to think about as she waits for the Denmark game on Wednesday.
With an A-level in Sports Studies and a GNVQ in Leisure and Recreation also on her mind, Carney had even been swotting up on the morning of the Finland game.
Carney explained: "The FA have bought me a massive book and I've got to read all of it. It's mad.
"I've been doing revision between training and swimming so now it's back to the books. I've missed some exams and they're being rescheduled for when I got back to Loughborough. [The attention] doesn't faze me. I just do what I normally do." n Holders Germany kicked off their defence of their title with a 1-0 win over Norway in Warrington last night.
Conny Pohlers of Turbine Potsdam scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute with an angled shot after good work from Navina Omilade.
The goal came shortly after Inka Grings thought she had scored when she beat Norway keeper Bente Nordby only for Ane Stangeland to clear.
France confirmed their status as contenders for Germany's crown after a comfortable 3-1 win over Italy.
Juvisy FCF striker Marinette Pichon scored twice for Les Bleus, putting them 3-0 up on the half-hour mark after Hoda Lattaf had opened the scoring.
Italy's goal was scored by Sara Di Filippo and their hopes now rest on a tricky meeting with Germany.