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England comes from behind to beat Germany 3-2

By The Assam Tribune

BERLIN, March 27: Jamie Vardy scored his first England goal two minutes after coming on as a substitute and Eric Dier scored in injury time to beat Germany 3-2 and preserve the team�s unbeaten record in Berlin, late on Saturday.

Vardy, who came on in the 72nd minute, produced an audacious flick with his right heel behind his left leg to send Nathaniel Clyne�s cross inside the near post to equalise, and Dier headed in the winner in the first minute of injury time.

Toni Kroos opened the scoring just before halftime and Mario Gomez made it 2-0 for Germany just after with his first international goal since Euro 2012, but Harry Kane sparked the comeback four minutes later with a fine turn and shot inside the far post. �It�s annoying for a coach to see your team squander a 2-0 lead. Even when we were leading we weren�t fully in control,� Germany coach Joachim Loew said. �It wasn�t undeserved that the English won.�

Sami Khedira, who was captaining Germany in Bastian Schweinsteiger�s injury-induced absence, agreed: �We did lots right until 2-0, then England punished us. We lost our order. We played a good game for 60 minutes, we�ll have to do that for 90 minutes at the European Championship.�

England has won six and drawn three of the nine games against Germany played in Berlin.

England coach Roy Hodgson called it his �best night so far� but warned against the rising expectations that come after beating the World Cup winners.

�This is a team which is definitely a work in progress,� Hodgson said. �Let�s not get carried away.�

With regular captain Wayne Rooney out with a knee injury, Hodgson turned to Premier League top-scorer Kane to lead his attack, leaving Vardy - who Loew called �spectacular� - on the bench.

Danny Rose made his debut at left back and Gary Cahill captained the side for the second time in Rooney�s absence. Defender Jonathan Tah came on for the second half to make his Germany debut.

The visitors in no way appeared overawed by the 71,000-crowd at the sold-out Olympiastadion, though they were fortunate Gomez had a goal ruled out for offside when TV replays showed he was in line with the last defender. � Agencies

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England comes from behind to beat Germany 3-2

BERLIN, March 27: Jamie Vardy scored his first England goal two minutes after coming on as a substitute and Eric Dier scored in injury time to beat Germany 3-2 and preserve the team�s unbeaten record in Berlin, late on Saturday.

Vardy, who came on in the 72nd minute, produced an audacious flick with his right heel behind his left leg to send Nathaniel Clyne�s cross inside the near post to equalise, and Dier headed in the winner in the first minute of injury time.

Toni Kroos opened the scoring just before halftime and Mario Gomez made it 2-0 for Germany just after with his first international goal since Euro 2012, but Harry Kane sparked the comeback four minutes later with a fine turn and shot inside the far post. �It�s annoying for a coach to see your team squander a 2-0 lead. Even when we were leading we weren�t fully in control,� Germany coach Joachim Loew said. �It wasn�t undeserved that the English won.�

Sami Khedira, who was captaining Germany in Bastian Schweinsteiger�s injury-induced absence, agreed: �We did lots right until 2-0, then England punished us. We lost our order. We played a good game for 60 minutes, we�ll have to do that for 90 minutes at the European Championship.�

England has won six and drawn three of the nine games against Germany played in Berlin.

England coach Roy Hodgson called it his �best night so far� but warned against the rising expectations that come after beating the World Cup winners.

�This is a team which is definitely a work in progress,� Hodgson said. �Let�s not get carried away.�

With regular captain Wayne Rooney out with a knee injury, Hodgson turned to Premier League top-scorer Kane to lead his attack, leaving Vardy - who Loew called �spectacular� - on the bench.

Danny Rose made his debut at left back and Gary Cahill captained the side for the second time in Rooney�s absence. Defender Jonathan Tah came on for the second half to make his Germany debut.

The visitors in no way appeared overawed by the 71,000-crowd at the sold-out Olympiastadion, though they were fortunate Gomez had a goal ruled out for offside when TV replays showed he was in line with the last defender. � Agencies