UEFA Nations League - Group A3

Germany 1-1 England: Harry Kane scores 50th Three Lions goal with late penalty

By Phil McNultyBBC Sport at Allianz Arena
Harry Kane
Harry Kane is just the second player to reach 50 England goals after Wayne Rooney (53)

Harry Kane's late penalty gave England a Nations League draw in Germany as he became only the second man to score 50 goals for his country.

England captain Kane sent Germany keeper Manuel Neuer the wrong way from the spot with two minutes left, as a VAR review ruled he had been brought down by Nico Schlotterbeck.

It was a goal that gave England their first point in the tournament after defeat in Hungary on Saturday and moved Kane into second place in the all-time record standings, moving ahead of Sir Bobby Charlton to sit only three behind Wayne Rooney.

England looked to be going down to their second defeat but came to life late on in Munich after going behind to Jonas Hofmann's deflected 50th-minute shot and will now look to build on this result when they face Italy at Molineux on Saturday.

England can take heart from draw

For a large part of this game, England once again looked like a team suffering from the rigours of a long season and faced an uphill task when Hofmann put Germany in front.

The introduction of Jack Grealish for Mason Mount with 18 minutes left gave England more positive attacking intent and there was also a fine cameo from West Ham United's Jarrod Bowen in the last 10 minutes.

Germany looked more likely to add to their one goal than England did to equalise until the substitutes helped to change the game. Hansi Flick's side still had their chances, with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saving from Thomas Muller and Timo Werner, but Southgate's side were much more progressive after the changes.

Southgate used a 4-2-3-1 formation but suffered disruption early on when Kalvin Phillips went off injured, although this gave another opportunity for Borussia Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham to show his class.

Kane thought he had his 50th goal before his penalty when Neuer somehow turned his effort away from Grealish's cross while Bowen almost set up Sterling, who was only denied by a desperate block.

Southgate will not be satisfied with the soft concession of Hofmann's goal. Germany weaved some neat passes around the area but he was still afforded far too much space to score with an effort Pickford got to but could not keep out.

Kane's late leveller will make a big difference to England's morale before two home games against Italy and Hungary, as a second successive loss would have been dispiriting for a side suffering a physical and mental toll after such a long season.

Jonas Hofmann (right) scores for Germany against England
Jonas Hofmann has scored in two of his last three games for Germany after netting just one goal in his first nine

Is Musiala the one that got away?

Jamal Musiala could just have easily been playing in an England shirt - having played for them at Under-15 and Under-17 level alongside, among others, Jude Bellingham.

But instead, the 19-year-old Bayern Munich forward chose to play for Germany, and so lined up against England's Bellingham in Munich.

For the first hour at least, Musiala was the best player on the pitch, producing exciting moments with his running and skill before he tired and was substituted.

He certainly gave the impression he could have a distinguished international career - and that he would have been a big asset to England had he not decided to play for Germany.

Player of the match

GrealishJack Grealish

with an average of 6.79


  1. Squad number1Player nameNeuer
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  2. Squad number14Player nameMusiala
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  3. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger
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  4. Squad number18Player nameHofmann
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  5. Squad number21Player nameGündogan
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  6. Squad number6Player nameKimmich
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  7. Squad number7Player nameHavertz
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  8. Squad number13Player nameMüller
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  9. Squad number3Player nameRaum
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  10. Squad number16Player nameKlostermann
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  11. Squad number23Player nameSchlotterbeck
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  12. Squad number9Player nameWerner
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  13. Squad number8Player nameGoretzka
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  14. Squad number10Player nameGnabry
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  15. Squad number19Player nameSané
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  1. Squad number14Player nameGrealish
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  2. Squad number20Player nameBowen
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  3. Squad number19Player nameBellingham
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  4. Squad number4Player nameRice
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  5. Squad number1Player namePickford
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  6. Squad number9Player nameKane
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  7. Squad number2Player nameWalker
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  8. Squad number5Player nameStones
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  9. Squad number3Player nameTrippier
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  10. Squad number7Player nameSaka
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  11. Squad number11Player nameMount
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  12. Squad number8Player namePhillips
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  13. Squad number10Player nameSterling
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  14. Squad number6Player nameMaguire
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Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 16Klostermann
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 23SchlotterbeckBooked at 87mins
  • 18HofmannSubstituted forGnabryat 65'minutes
  • 6Kimmich
  • 21GündoganSubstituted forSanéat 83'minutes
  • 3Raum
  • 13MüllerSubstituted forGoretzkaat 76'minutes
  • 14MusialaSubstituted forWernerat 65'minutes
  • 7Havertz


  • 4Stach
  • 5Kehrer
  • 8Goretzka
  • 9Werner
  • 10Gnabry
  • 11Nmecha
  • 12Trapp
  • 15Süle
  • 17Henrichs
  • 19Sané
  • 20Brandt
  • 22Baumann


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 6Maguire
  • 3Trippier
  • 4Rice
  • 8PhillipsSubstituted forBellinghamat 14'minutes
  • 7SakaSubstituted forBowenat 80'minutes
  • 11MountSubstituted forGrealishat 72'minutes
  • 10Sterling
  • 9Kane


  • 12James
  • 13Pope
  • 14Grealish
  • 15Guéhi
  • 16Coady
  • 17Ward-Prowse
  • 18Gallagher
  • 19Bellingham
  • 20Bowen
  • 21Alexander-Arnold
  • 22Ramsdale
  • 23Abraham
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Match Stats

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    Match ends, Germany 1, England 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Germany 1, England 1.

  3. Post update

    Goal! Germany 1, England 1. Harry Kane (England) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Booking

    Nico Schlotterbeck (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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    VAR Decision: Penalty England.

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    Penalty conceded by Nico Schlotterbeck (Germany) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty England. Harry Kane draws a foul in the penalty area.

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    Corner, England. Conceded by Lukas Klostermann.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Leroy Sané replaces Ilkay Gündogan.

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    Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (England) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a corner.

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    Corner, England. Conceded by Lukas Klostermann.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, England. Jarrod Bowen replaces Bukayo Saka.

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    Lukas Klostermann (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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    Foul by Raheem Sterling (England).

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    Attempt missed. John Stones (England) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a corner.

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    Corner, England. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Kane (England) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Grealish with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Leon Goretzka replaces Thomas Müller.

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    Attempt saved. Timo Werner (Germany) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kai Havertz.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Maguire (England) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.


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