UEFA Nations League: Harry Kane Rescues a Point for England Against Germany

UEFA Nations League: Harry Kane Rescues a Point for England Against Germany

Martin Moses
  • Germany and England shared the spoils in an end to end UEFA Nations League match played at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night
  • Jonas Hoffman scored for Germany but Harry Kane won a penalty in the dying minutes of the game and successfully converted it to win a point for England
  • Germany now have two draws out of two while this was England's first point after going down to Hungary last time out

Harry Kane cancelled out Jonas Hoffman's goal to move to within three goals of breaking Wayne Rooney's record. The England captain was on target as his side fought from a goal down to rescue a point from the Allianz Arena.

With both sides looking for their first victories in the competition, it took no time for warning shots to be sounded as the game began with some high end to end action.

UEFA Nations League, Kai Havertz, Antonio Rudiger, Jonas Hoffman, Germany, England.
Germany players celebrate their goal against England. Photo by Alex Grimm.
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Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips endured another difficult outing after an innocuous challenge from Nico Schlotterbeck. Phillips was unable to continue with Jude Bellingham taking his place.

Gareth Southgate's side then heaved a sigh of relief after Hoffman's goal was ruled out for offside in the 23rd minute. The Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder was however not to be denied after the interval after Joshua Kimmich delivered a delicious pass into the area.

The 29-year-old unleashed an effort that perhaps Jordan Pickford would feel he should have done better but was beaten nonetheless. Germany looked determined to keep their unbeaten run at home Hansi Flick.

Bukayo Saka drew some miraculous saves from Manuel Neuer with the 2014 champions enduring some nervy moments. England's moment of truth finally came in the 86th minute when Shclotterbeck brought down Kane in the area.

The centre referee gave a penalty after consulting the Video Assistant Referee and Kane made no mistake as he sent Neuer the wrong way. Kane is now only three goals away from becoming England's all-time top scorer.

Despite a few other half-chances, the game ended all square with England remaining rooted at the bottom of the log after two games.

Karim Benzema and Luka Modric exchanged shirts after Nations League match

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Karim Benzema and his teammate at Real Madrid Luka Modric have been spotted exchanging shirts during the UEFA Nations League game between France and Croatia.

This was days after these two players did well for their club in the Champions League final beating Liverpool 1-0 in Paris.

And in the international friendly between France and Croatia, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric were unable to score for their sides as the encounter ended in 1-1 draw.