Germany 2-3 England

  • Toni Kroos puts Germany ahead, firing past an injured Jack Butland.
  • Mario Gomez doubles the lead with a glancing header.
  • Harry Kane pulls one back after a cruyff turn. Jamie Vardy equalises with first England goal.
  • Eric Dier heads home the winner with his maiden international goal.
  • England win first of five warm-up games before European Championships.
  • Minute's silence held before the game at the Olympic Stadium.
Germany vs England
England\'s young guns turned the game on its head with a fabulous second half display. Getty Images

Well lets the ridiculous predictions and outrageous expectations begin ahead of the European Championships. England stage a terrific second half comeback against a half-baked Germany side, but there were errors in there too. England host Netherlands on Tuesday and that will be another opportunity to look at the players at Roy Hodgson's disposal.

That is all we have time for from Berlin. We're back with live coverage of England vs Netherlands on Tuesday but until then, goodbye.


Full time: Germany 2-3 England

No points or silverware on offer but England comeback from two goals down to defeat world champions Germany in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez put the hosts ahead, but triggered by Harry Kane's strike, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier's first England goals, give Roy Hodgson food for thought with a fine moral-boosting win. What could that do for England's young squad?


Goal: Germany 2-3 England (Eric Dier)

The comeback is complete and there are more celebration from England in Berlin. Jordan Henderson whips a free-kick in, easily is best of the night, and Eric Dier plants a fine header past Neuer. Three goals in under half an hour and Germany have been shocked on their own patch.


Entering the close minutes in Berlin where it has been a very encouraging evening for Roy Hodgson. A draw away at the world champions with a fine performance would have been just what the doctor ordered from an England point of view. Several encouraging displays to mention too.


What a chance to win it for England! Jamie Vardy nicks the ball off the Germany back four and squares the ball to Alli who with an open goal skies it over. Amazing miss from a player who has been faultless tonight.


Danny Welbeck has had ice applied to his left knee, bit a worry having suffered from a similar problem for nearly nine months. Corner for England again comes to nothing but Alli wins a throw down by the right.


Yellow card for Eric Dier for what has been the umpteenth foul, though it has been a largely encouraging showing from the Tottenham man. Into the last ten minutes in Berlin.


Goal: Germany 2-2 England (Jamie Vardy)

England are level and what a goal to cap what has been a fine performance. Clyne cross from the right and Vardy gets ahead of the ball but flicks it beyond Neuer, regarded as the best goalkeeper on the planet. The Leicester strikers's first England goal that. Can England go on and win it now?


Jamie Vardy and Ross Barkley on for Danny Welbeck and Adam Lallana. Roy Hodgson really going for this.


Barkley and Vardy being prepped as England win a free-kick 25 yards from goal as Kane is fouled. The visitors have come alive since the goal but Kane only hits the wall. England go again but Alli is denied by Neuer.


Goal: Germany 2-1 England (Harry Kane)

England back in business and a poignant goal in so many ways. Harry Kane has his back go goal but a delicious cruyff turn and shot flies past Neuer. A fabulous tribute to the late Dutch legend, and another message to Roy Hodgson over his selection in attack.


Goal: Germany 2-0 England (Mario Gomez)

Clinical from the world champions. Mario Gomez glances home from Khedira's cross, which went over Gary Cahill and nods home his first international goal for four years.


England really should be level now. Welbeck nicks the ball off Can and after overlooking Kane ,Henderson arrives on cue and it just hits Hector and goes over. Big chance.


Free-kick from Marco Reus is a good one and though it doesn't make contact with anyone in the box, Forster is forced into turn the ball over his own bar. His big frame assisting with that one.


Correction, Barkley and Walker held back for now but both players were warming up at the break. Expect changes to come on the hour mark.


Teams out for the second half. Can England keep this up and get what would be a well-earned equaliser? Kyle Walker and Ross Barkley coming on for England. Jonathan Tah on to make his Germany debut at centre-back.


Half time: Germany 1-0 England

A sour ending to an encouraging first half display from England. An injured Jack Butland failed to keep out Toni Kroos' near-post shot and Germany have a led that though they deserve, has come amid some bouts of pressure from the away side. England have impressed but their inexperience has showed, with Butland not clearing the ball out and gifting it back to Germany to open the scoring.


Goal: Germany 1-0 England (Toni Kroos)

Jack Butland injures himself after going down awkwardly and from his latest clearanc Germany regain the ball and punish the Stoke stopper. Germany build an attack and Kroos runs untracked and shoots at Butland's near post, and the ball flies past him. An unfortunate moment.


Danny Rose's free-kick from the left is a poor one but he works it well with Henderson before his cross is cleared and Germany survive another England attack. The world champions have not been at the races tonight, even if they should be ahead.


Another England near miss as they pinch the ball in the Germany half. Kane picks out Welbeck, who is pick-pocketted by Lallana but it falls to Lallana who misses the target from 20 yards. Probably the best chance the visitors have created.


Ball in the net for Germany but it has been chalked off by the assistant referee who raises his flag. Khedira turns the ball around the corner and Gomez peels away and finishes past Butland, but looks up to see the flag up. Replays show the Besiktas was being played on by Nathaniel Clyne on the far side. Let off for England.


England offering plenty of problems to this Germany team and Kane almost picks out Dele Alli as he escapes. Welbeck's shot is then blocked before Kane's flick can't find the Arsenal forward. Lacking a final ball are the away side, but the build-up play is sublime.


Half a chance for England as Lallana wins the ball in the German half. Clyne storms forward but his low across is behind the Liverpool man. Not a bad opening 20 minutes from Hodgson's side.


Dele Alli is not far from the action he has lashes one goalwards but over the top after Kane had fed Welbeck. Lively start at both ends as the debate over the Americanisation of England's away kit continues.