Footballer Mary Earps wins the BBC Sport Personality of the Year award

England and Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, with a women’s footballer picking up the prize for the second straight year.

Earps put in a string of impressive performances as the Lionesses reached the Women's World Cup final, with the goalkeeper saving a penalty from Jenni Hermoso in the 1-0 defeat to Spain.

Earps' popularity was summed up when Nike initially refused to sell her England replica goalkeeper shirt, only for it to sell out in five minutes after the sports manufacturers performed a U-turn.

Retired England cricketer Stuart Broad came in second place while heptathlon world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson finished third.

"I feel a bit sick actually," Earps said upon receiving the award. "I would like to say how humbled I am to be among incredible athletes. Sport is a fantastic thing that brings the world together and to hear your stories is unbelievable.