England, Germany sign off with 6-goal thriller

Gareth Southgate’s listless side trailed 0-2 to Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty and a superb effort by Kai Havertz with less than 20 minutes remaining in its final Group A3 match.
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LONDON: England will head to the World Cup on the back of a six-match winless sequence but with at least some pride and confidence restored after a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Germany in the Nations League on Monday.

Gareth Southgate’s listless side trailed 0-2 to Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty and a superb effort by Kai Havertz with less than 20 minutes remaining in its final Group A3 match. But, it responded in thrilling fashion with goals by Luke Shaw and Mason Mount in the space of four minutes.

Harry Kane’s 83rd minute penalty then appeared to have given Southgate’s side a morale-boosting victory. But, Germany salvaged a point as Havertz capitalised on a goalkeeping error by Nick Pope.

RESULT: England 3 (Shaw 71, Mount 75, Kane 83(P)) drew with Germany 3 (Gundogan 52(P), Havertz 67 & 87)

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