Late Eric Dyer goal hands England encouraging win in Berlin
With half an hour to go, it didn’t look good.
Despite an encouraging first half in Berlin for England, they had trailed at half time 1-0, with Toni Kroos buying a long-range effort that an injured Jack Butland just couldn’t get himself down quick enough to save.
Mario Gomez headed Germany into a 2-0 lead around the hour mark, an advantage that some might have argued should have put the game beyond England’s reach.
However, a fitting Cruyff turn in the box and a smart finish from Harry Kane fired England back into the game 4 minutes later, and the introduction of Leicester frontman Jamie Vardy changed the game further, as he got on the end of a low Nathaniel Clyne cross from the right hand side, and buried a very clever flick finish while under pressure from Antonio Rudiger.
England came in waves, attack after attack, they pressed and pressed Germany into making clear mistakes, as seen with 6 minutes to go when Sami Khedira gave away the ball with a sloppy pass to Jamie Vardy inside his own penalty area, who squared to Tottenham asset Deli Alli. However, all Alli could do was sky the ball over the bar despite an open goal gaping.
With the game set to finish 2-2, with Spurs defender Eric Dyer climbing highest to get on the end of a Jordan Henderson corner and win the game for England. Roy was delighted along with thousands of travelling fans.
It was a very encouraging performance to say the least, an impressive England side came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 away at the home of the reigning world cup champions, it’s certainly progress within the side and a very promising sign that the young players coming into the squad can make a real statement in France at the Euros this summer.
Let’s hope more of the same is on the way.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10