FT: England 3:3 Germany; Watch full UEFA Nations League match highlights as Kai harvertz, Mount and Kane shine
What a great performance for the England and German team tonight as they played 3 goals draw after 90 minutes of game play
England’s last match before their opening 2022 World Cup clash in Qatar this year sees them take on old rivals Germany at Wembley Stadium.
They go into the match following a disappointing display in their 1-0 defeat to Italy on Friday, which saw them relegated from the UEFA Nations League top flight as their winless run extended to five matches.
Pressure is seemingly growing on Gareth Southgate with his side now having gone three games without a goal for the first time since November 2000.
As for Germany, they’ll also be looking to bounce back with a win following a surprise 1-0 defeat to Hungary last time out.
Here is the full match highlights
England 3:3 Germany: Here is the full match highlights
England 0:1 Germany, Penalty goal by Gundogan
England 0:2 Germany; Goal by Kai harvertz
England 1:2 Germany; Goal by Shaw
England 2:2 Germany; Goal by Mason Mount
England 3:2 Germany; Penalty goal by Harry Kane
England 3:3 Germany; Goal by Kai harvertz
When is kick-off
England vs Germany kick-off at 7:45pm on Monday, September 26 at Wembley Stadium. The last meeting between these two sides came in the reverse fixture back in June, when the Three Lions salvaged a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena.
England and Germany would have been expected to be involved in a tense three-way battle for top spot in League A Group 3, but Hungary are now riding off into the sunset after prevailing 1-0 against Hansi Flick’s side while the Three Lions were quelled in Italy.
A moment of backheel magic from Adam Szalai in the 17th minute was all it took for the Magyars to sink Germany in Leipzig, and Die Mannschaft – who sit two points behind Italy in third – can now only finish second at best in their Nations League group.
Besides a 5-2 thumping of the European champions back in June, Flick’s side have also been alarmingly underwhelming in the Nations League, failing to win any of their other four games or keep a clean sheet, and Die Mannschaft are yet to make the final four of the competition.
Defeat to Hungary marked Germany’s first defeat in any competition since Euro 2020, and the visitors to Wembley have surprisingly only picked up one win from their seven Nations League away games since the competition’s inception, conceding at least one goal each time.
Prior to being undone by Szalai, Germany’s most recent loss was their 2-0 Euro 2020 last-16 defeat to England at Wembley 15 months ago, and the two sides played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the Nations League, marking the solitary time that the Three Lions have made the net ripple in the 2022-23 edition.
Southgate took the bold decision to leave Ivan Toney, Ben Chilwell and Marc Guehi out of his squad for the trip to San Siro, but all three have made the cut here, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fikayo Tomori, Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse missing out instead.
John Stones will also return from a ban served in the win over Italy – although Jack Grealish is now serving a suspension of his own – and Southgate is confident that Jordan Henderson will be fit to play some part on Monday as he battles back from a hamstring issue, but the Liverpool man may not be considered for a start.
Bukayo Saka notably struggled to adapt to his left-wing back role at San Siro, and Southgate will of course ponder plenty of changes this week, with Aaron Ramsdale, Kieran Trippier, Luke Shaw and Mason Mount among those ready to provide fresh legs.
Meanwhile, Germany lost Bayern Munich stalwarts Leon Goretzka and Manuel Neuer to COVID-19 infection prior to the loss to Hungary, while Julian Brandt was also forced to leave the camp owing to a different illness.
Real Madrid centre-back Antonio Rudiger picked up his second booking of the tournament on Friday and will be absent here – either Thilo Kehrer, Nico Schlotterbeck or Matthias Ginter will take his place – but Germany did not pick up any fresh injury concerns in Leipzig.
With the Bayern-based Mannschaft attack and Timo Werner proving ineffective last time out, Kai Havertz can expect to force his way into the first XI here, and Jamal Musiala will also be determined to impress after snubbing England to represent Germany at senior level.
England vs. Germany lineups
England starrting lineup (3-4-3 left to right): Pope (GK) — Maguire, Dier Stones, — Shaw, Bellingham, Rice, James — Sterling, Kane, Foden
Subs: Ramsdale, D Henderson, Trippier, Guehi, Chilwell, Walker, Coady, J Henderson, Saka, Mount, Toney, Abraham
Germany starting lineup (4-2-3-1 left to right): Ter Stegen (GK) — Raum, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Kehrer — Gundogan, Kimmich — Sane, Musiala Hofmann, — Havertz
Subs: Baumann, Trapp, Ginter, Arnold. Werner, Gnabry, Muller, Henrichs, Bella-Kotchap, Gosens