Published 07 June 2022 9 min read
England Men's Senior Team
Report: Germany 1-1 England
- J. Hofmann (50′)
- N. Schlotterbeck (86′)
UEFA Nations League League A, Group 3
Tuesday 07 June, 07:45 PM Allianz Arena
HT: 0 - 0
- H. Kane (88′PEN)
England pick up a point in Munich after Harry Kane's second-half penalty seals a draw with Germany
08 Jun 2022 2:30
Highlights: Germany 1-1 England
Watch the best of the action from Munich as England earn a point in the Nations League
Harry Kane’s 50th goal for his country earned England a point away to Germany as they claimed a 1-1 draw in Munich.
Jonas Hofmann’s second-half strike looked like it would condemn England to a second successive UEFA Nations League loss, but Kane made sure that would not be the case, picking himself up to score after being brought down in the box five minutes from time.
Nico Schlotterbeck had caught the back of Kane’s ankle as he chased a ball from Raheem Sterling, and the skipper then fired his spot-kick into the bottom left corner.
Following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Hungary, England needed something from this game, and they got it after responding well to going behind.
England’s last trip to Munich saw them record one of their most famous-ever victories, Michael Owen scoring a hat-trick in a 5-1 success on the way to qualification for the 2002 World Cup.
But this encounter was a much tighter affair, even if both teams showed plenty of ambition from the off.
Germany had the better of the first half, with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier both making important interventions in their own box.
After an early Kane effort, England’s best moments came at the end of the half, with Bukayo Saka looking particularly dangerous as half time approached and saw a shot flash wide of the post after cutting in from the right.
Between those, Hofmann had beaten Jordan Pickford after getting onto a long ball, but he was clearly offside as the goal was chalked off.
There was no reprieve after the break though, as the 29 year old shot powerfully past Pickford after being played in by Joshua Kimmich.
Germany had signalled their intent early on, with Walker having to be very alert to get in front of Thomas Müller at the back post from a corner after just two minutes.
In an open game, England were soon threatening at the other end, skipper Kane getting off a snap-shot that had some venom on it but went straight at Manuel Neuer.
England lost Kalvin Phillips to injury shortly afterwards, with the midfielder unable to shake off a collision with Schlotterbeck.
And Pickford did well to deny the dangerous Jamal Musiala before Hofmann beat the England keeper, only to be flagged for offside.
Trippier was the next to make an important stop for England, getting up in time to put off Kai Havertz after he looked well-placed at the back post.
Musiala again forced a save from Pickford but it was the visitors who finished the stronger, Saka first denied by Neuer before curling an effort just wide.
The second half started with a bang for Germany, Hofmann firing home from 15 metres out after being played in by Kimmich. Pickford got a hand to it but could not deny the midfielder.
England almost hit back immediately, Mason Mount firing a powerful effort that was beaten clear by Neuer.
Pickford then kept England in it with two crucial saves, denying Gündoğan and Müller to give his side a chance.
Neuer was proving just as tough a nut to crack at the other end, somehow keeping Kane out when he was put in at the back post.
But there was no stopping the England captain from the spot, and despite some threats from both sides in the closing minutes, the points were shared.
Germany (3-4-3): 1 Manuel Neuer; 16 Lukas Klostermann, 2 Antonio Rüdiger, 23 Nico Schlotterbeck; 3 David Raum, 6 Joshua Kimmich, 21 İlkay Gündoğan, 18 Jonas Hofmann; 14 Jamal Musiala, 7 Kai Havertz, 13 Thomas Müller
Substitutes: 10 Serge Gnabry on for Hofmann 64, 9 Timo Werner on for Musiala 64, 8 Leon Goretzka for Müller 75, 19 Leroy Sané for Gündoğan 82
Substitutes not used: 12 Kevin Trapp, 22 Oliver Baumann, 4 Anton Stach, 5 Thilo Kehrer, 11 Lukas Nmecha, 15 Niklas Süle, 17 Benjamin Henrichs, 20 Julian Brandt
Goals: Hofmann 50
Cautions: Rüdiger 85
Head coach: Hans-Dieter Flick
England (4-3-3): 1 Jordan Pickford (Everton); 3 Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), 5 John Stones (Manchester City), 6 Harry Maguire (Manchester United), 2 Kyle Walker (Manchester City); 4 Declan Rice (West Ham United), 8 Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), 11 Mason Mount (Chelsea); 7 Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), 9 Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 10 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City),
Substitutes: 19 Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) for Phillips 14, 14 Jack Grealish (Manchester City) for Mount 72, 20 Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) for Saka 79
Substitutes not used: 13 Nick Pope (Burnley), 22 Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), 12 Reece James (Chelsea), 15 Marc Guéhi (Crystal Palace), 16 Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), 17 James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), 18 Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace on loan from Chelsea), 21 Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), 23 Tammy Abraham (Roma)
Goals: Kane 88 (pen)
Head coach: Gareth Southgate