Kane’s Fiftieth England purpose earns attract Germany


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Harry Kane is simply the second participant to achieve 50 England targets after Wayne Rooney (53)

Harry Kane’s late penalty gave England a Nations League attract Germany as he turned solely the second man to attain 50 targets for his nation.

England captain Kane despatched Germany keeper Manuel Neuer the flawed approach from the spot with two minutes left, as a VAR evaluate dominated he had been introduced down by Nico Schlotterbeck.

It was a purpose that gave England their first level within the event after defeat in Hungary on Saturday and moved Kane into second place within the all-time file standings, shifting forward of Sir Bobby Charlton to sit down solely three behind Wayne Rooney.

England seemed to be taking place to their second defeat however got here to life late on in Munich after going behind to Jonas Hofmann’s deflected Fiftieth-minute shot and can now look to construct on this outcome after they face Italy at Molineux on Saturday.

England can take coronary heart from draw

For a big a part of this sport, England as soon as once more appeared like a group affected by the rigours of a protracted season and confronted an uphill activity when Hofmann put Germany in entrance.

The introduction of Jack Grealish for Mason Mount with 18 minutes left gave England extra constructive attacking intent and there was additionally a nice cameo from West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen within the final 10 minutes.

Germany appeared extra seemingly so as to add to their one purpose than England did to equalise till the substitutes helped to alter the sport. Hansi Flick’s facet nonetheless had their possibilities, with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saving from Thomas Muller and Timo Werner, however Southgate’s facet have been far more progressive after the modifications.

Southgate used a 4-2-3-1 formation however suffered disruption early on when Kalvin Phillips went off injured, though this gave one other alternative for Borussia Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham to point out his class.

Kane thought he had his Fiftieth purpose earlier than his penalty when Neuer by some means turned his effort away from Grealish’s cross whereas Bowen virtually arrange Sterling, who was solely denied by a determined block.

Southgate won’t be happy with the tender concession of Hofmann’s purpose. Germany weaved some neat passes across the space however he was nonetheless afforded far an excessive amount of house to attain with an effort Pickford acquired to however couldn’t preserve out.

Kane’s late leveller will make a giant distinction to England’s morale earlier than two dwelling video games in opposition to Italy and Hungary, as a second successive loss would have been dispiriting for a facet struggling a bodily and psychological toll after such a protracted season.

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Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 16Klostermann
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 23SchlotterbeckBooked at 87mins
  • 18HofmannSubstituted forGnabryat 65′minutes
  • 6Kimmich
  • 21GündoganSubstituted forSanéat 83′minutes
  • 3Raum
  • 13MüllerSubstituted forGoretzkaat 76′minutes
  • 14MusialaSubstituted forWernerat 65′minutes
  • 7Havertz


  • 4Stach
  • 5Kehrer
  • 8Goretzka
  • 9Werner
  • 10Gnabry
  • 11Nmecha
  • 12Trapp
  • 15Süle
  • 17Henrichs
  • 19Sané
  • 20Brandt
  • 22Baumann


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 6Maguire
  • 3Trippier
  • 4Rice
  • 8PhillipsSubstituted forBellinghamat 14′minutes
  • 7SakaSubstituted forBowenat 80′minutes
  • 11MountSubstituted forGrealishat 72′minutes
  • 10Sterling
  • 9Kane


  • 12James
  • 13Pope
  • 14Grealish
  • 15Guéhi
  • 16Coady
  • 17Ward-Prowse
  • 18Gallagher
  • 19Bellingham
  • 20Bowen
  • 21Alexander-Arnold
  • 22Ramsdale
  • 23Abraham

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