Germany 2-3 England: We’ve got the tingles…

Date published: Saturday 26th March 2016 10:56

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England came from 2-0 down to beat Germany 3-2. It really was a night to make you feel happy.

Eric Dier’s dramatic stoppage-time header earned England a stunning comeback win over the world champions.

England have enjoyed some memorable encounters against Germany and, while this may not have been as important as the 1966 World Cup final or as remarkable as the 5-1 win in 2001, it was a display few at the Olympiastadion will ever forget.

Harry Kane’s exceptional strike and an even better Jamie Vardy flick saw a two-goal deficit extinguished, allowing Dier to complete a remarkable friendly victory.

This was an impressive performance that underlined the progress made since the dismal 2014 World Cup, although for a while it looked like Joachim Low’s ruthless side would triumph thanks to Toni Kroos’ strike from distance and Mario Gomez’s second-half header.

Hodgson’s inexperienced side rallied rather than wilted, though, with Kane producing a lovely Cruyff turn and strike to give the visitors hope in the 61st minute.

England’s other in-form striker was not to be undone as minutes after his introduction Vardy marked his fifth cap with his first international goal, wonderfully flicking home at the near post.

Man-of-the-match Dele Alli wasted a glorious chance to win it for the Three Lions, but Tottenham team-mate Dier made amends by heading home in stoppage time.

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