Germany 2-3 England
England frontman Harry Kane produced a fitting tribute to one of football’s most legendary figures on Saturday night by scoring a brilliant goal against Germany with the aid of a perfectly-executed Cruyff Turn.
In the week of Johan Cruyff’s death, Kane reminded the world of the beauty of the Dutchman’s patented skill, as – to the delight of Tottenham Hotspur fans, no doubt – he turned away from confused Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil – before firing a low shot beyond German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Harry Kane Cruyff Turn
Kane’s goal, which came just after the hour mark in Berlin, got England back into the game at 2-1, after Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez had put the world champions in a commanding position.
England were level 13 minutes after Kane’s worldie when substitute Jamie Vardy found the net with an equally special goal. Vardy beat Neuer at his near post by turning a Nathaniel Clyne cross home with a clever back-heeled volley.
And the Three Lions completed an epic comeback in stoppage time when Spurs midfielder Eric Dier, who appeared to be battling an injury, powered home a header from a corner kick.
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