Eng­land mount stun­ning come­back in Ber­lin

Fiji Sun - - Sports -

Ber­lin: Eng­land staged a mag­nif­i­cent come­back to beat World Cup hold­ers Ger­many 3-2 as man­ager Roy Hodg­son’s new breed ex­celled in Ber­lin. Ger­many looked to have spoiled a promis­ing Eng­land dis­play with goals ei­ther side of the in­ter­val - Toni Kroos’ long-range shot de­ceiv­ing keeper Jack But­land, who was then car­ried off in­jured, be­fore Mario Gomez headed past his deputy Fraser Forster.

Eng­land, with 19-year-old Dele Alli mag­nif­i­cent, re­sponded in style through Harry Kane’s low fin­ish and Jamie Vardy’s first in­ter­na­tional goal, an au­da­cious 74th-minute flick at the near post from Nathaniel Clyne’s cross. A draw would have done a makeshift Eng­land side credit but, af­ter Alli missed an easy chance, his Spurs team-mate Eric Dier pow­ered home an in­jury-time header from Jor­dan Hen­der­son’s cor­ner.

It may only have been a friendly, but this was the per­fect re­sult and morale-booster for Hodg­son and Eng­land as they put their plans in place for Euro 2016 in France this sum­mer. –

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