UNL: LUKE SHAW PUT UP AN IMPRESSIVE MATCH PERFORMANCE AS ENGLAND DREW GERMANY 3-3 IN THEIR LAST UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE GAME AT WEMBLEY
England rallied from two goals down before drawing 3-3 with Germany in a thrilling UEFA Nations League group stage match on Monday that saw all six goals come in the second half.
Second-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kai Havertz looked to have Germany on their way to victory at Wembley, but Luke Shaw and Mason Mount levelled the score in a span of five minutes. VAR then awarded England a penalty, which Harry Kane converted to give the home side a brief lead, before Havertz tucked away his second of the night to reach the final scoreline.
Shaw’s goal broke a 565-minute open-play scoring drought for Gareth Southgate’s side, who were relegated to the competition’s second tier following last week’s loss at Italy. The draw keeps England on a six-game competitive winless streak, the third time in its history (1958, 1925-27) with such a mark.
For England, Monday’s game was their final test ahead of the start of their World Cup campaign on Nov. 21 against Iran. Germany have one more pre-World Cup friendly against Oman on Nov. 16 before their opener against Japan on Nov. 23.
England were denied a dramatic win after a late error by goalkeeper Nick Pope halted a superb comeback and gifted Germany an equaliser in the Uefa Nations League clash at Wembley.
In a game of fluctuating fortunes, Germany looked on course for victory as two bad mistakes from the hapless Harry Maguire put Hansi Flick’s side in control.
England manager Gareth Southgate has remained fiercely loyal to the defender despite his struggles at Manchester United but the decision backfired badly.
Maguire lost possession then brought down Jamal Musiala to concede the penalty from which Ilkay Gundogan gave Germany the lead seven minutes after half-time then lost the ball and was left out of position as Chelsea’s Kai Havertz curled in a superb second after 67 minutes.
England were facing a third successive defeat but showed great character and resilience to turn the game around and move within sight of what would have been a morale-boosting win in the last game before the World Cup in Qatar.
Luke Shaw pulled one back then a superb equaliser from substitute Mason Mount and a Harry Kane penalty, given after a foul on Jude Bellingham by Nico Schlotterbeck, looked to have capped an unlikely fightback in the space of 12 minute