In the UEFA Nations League game between England and Germany, Harry Kane scored his 50th goal for his country to help England get a point.
England went to Munich hoping to get back on track after losing to Hungary last weekend.
Jonas Hoffman put the home team ahead, and it looked like the Three Lions were going to lose, but Kane scored for Gareth Southgate’s team late in the game.
The night ended on a high note, and there didn’t seem to be any trouble with fans in the Allianz Arena. Next up are games against Italy and Hungary at Molineux.
There were 3,466 England fans in the away section, and there were more England fans spread out around the Allianz Arena, where Germany did well in the first half. Thomas Muller and Hofmann both had goals taken away, while Jamal Musiala, who used to play for England Under-21s, showed his class.
England showed signs of life when Bukayo Saka threatened twice in stoppage time. However, Germany took the lead in the 51st minute when Joshua Kimmich put through Hofmann, who beat Jordan Pickford with ease.
The England goalkeeper made sure that Muller didn’t add to the home team’s lead. At the other end, Manuel Neuer was great, but he was beaten from the penalty spot in the 88th minute.
Referee Carlos Del Cerro Grande pointed to the spot after watching back Nico Schlotterbeck’s tackle on Kane. Kane kept his cool to send the goalkeeper the wrong way and get closer to Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals.
Before the game started, Germany joined the visitors in taking a knee in protest of racism, which had been booed in Hungary.
The home team got off to a fast start and would have scored within three minutes if Kyle Walker hadn’t stopped Muller from putting in a far-post flicked-on corner.
Kai Havertz had already taken a shot on goal, and Harry Kane did the same as England tried to get a foothold in the game before Kalvin Phillips’ injury forced an early change.
The midfielder tried to avoid the problem, but he gave up in the 13th minute. Germany tried to take advantage of this when Muller scored from a quick throw-in.
The celebrations didn’t last long, though, because the play had to stop so that Jude Bellingham could come on. In the 23rd minute, the home team was frustrated again.
Hofmann ran from just inside the England half to meet a hopeful long ball forward. He kept his cool to beat Pickford and the flag went up for offside, which the VAR confirmed.
Southgate’s team looked shaky at the back, and they had a hard time stopping Musiala, whose skill and directness were dangerous.
But England had gotten better at attacking and was starting to make more problems for itself.
Kane should have done better than lash out when Neuer messed up at a corner. Germany’s number one goalkeeper made a great save to stop Saka’s shot from a sharp angle in stoppage time.
There were eight minutes of extra time, and Saka came close again when he hit a shot from 20 yards out that was just wide.
Any England goal would have been against the flow of the game, and Germany took the lead six minutes after halftime.
Harry Maguire followed the ball as the Germans passed it slowly back and forth. Joshua Kimmich took advantage of the space he created to pass the ball to Hofmann, who then shot past Pickford. The goalie for England should have done a better job.
Neuer stopped Mason Mount’s 25-yard attempt to tie the game right away, but Germany was mostly in charge, and Pickford had to make a great save to keep Muller from scoring on a volley.
As England looked for an equalizer, Jack Grealish came on. In the 76th minute, he sent in a low ball that Harry Kane tried to turn into the goal, but Neuer spread himself well to save.
Substitute As time was running out, Jarrod Bowen nearly scored with a cross, but Kane fell in the box after being pushed by Schlotterbeck.
As Germany responded, calls for penalties seemed to fall on deaf ears. However, the VAR told the referee to check the monitor on the field.
Del Cerro Grande pointed to the spot, and in the 88th minute, Kane kept his cool to beat Neuer and make the England fans happy.