Germany 2-3 England
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy scored their first senior international goals as England came from 2-0 down to beat world champions Germany in Berlin.
Vardy pulled England level on 73 minutes with a cheeky back-heeled volley, after Harry Kane, the Premier League’s leading scorer, had halved Germany’s lead, which had been built by Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez.
Vardy’s goal filled England with confidence and Roy Hodgson’s side began to attack Germany with real aggression and purpose.
Dele Alli should have put the Three Lions ahead in the closing stages.
But, moments later – just as it looked like the game was destined to end level – Spurs teammate Dier latched onto a Jordan Henderson corner to power his country to a fantastic friendly win.
On the overall balance of play, it is impossible to deny that England deserved their victory.
The visitors registered 19 shots, compared to Germany’s 10.
Manuel Neuer made five decent saves, while neither of England’s goalkeepers had much action.
Jack Butland started the game, but was stretchered off in the first half with an injury that was aided Kroos’s opener. The Stoke stopper was replaced by Fraser Forster.