PLAYER RATINGS: England captain Harry Kane made up for wasting two chances with late equaliser, but Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling had an off night against Germany
England were spared a second successive Nations League defeat as Harry Kane’s 50th goal for his country, a coolly-taken late penalty, salvaged a 1-1 draw away to Germany on Tuesday.
Germany deservedly led through Jonas Hofmann’s 50th-minute effort but were unable to finish England off and Kane levelled in the 88th minute after being tripped in the area.
After suffering a first defeat by Hungary for 60 years on Saturday in their opening League A, Group Three fixture, England fielded an experienced line-up in a noisy Allianz Arena but were second best for much of the clash
Sportsmail’s ADRIAN KAJUMBA rated the players.
Striker Harry Kane equalised from the spot after missing two chances he’d expect to take
JORDAN PICKFORD 6.5
Busy night. Beaten by a poor goal to concede but fared better to deny Muller and Werner after.
KYLE WALKER 6.5
Key, early goal-line clearance in tough first half when exposed and outnumbered. Better second period.
JOHN STONES 6
Played his part in a disjointed defensive display. Just across too late to prevent Hofmann scoring.
HARRY MAGUIRE 6
Lucky to escape after tussling with Havertz rather than dealing with ball before disallowed goal.
Midfielder Mason Mount struggled to make an impact and was replaced by Jack Grealish
KIERAN TRIPPIER 6.5
Couple of sloppy moments mixed with some timely defending playing in a less familiar left-back role.
DECLAN RICE 7
Occasionally outnumbered but got through fair share of important and alert work in middle.
KALVIN PHILLIPS 5.5
Suffered early knock in typically robust challenge. Tried to run it off but failed and forced off.
BUKAYO SAKA 6
Not as involved as he would have liked but managed to worry Neuer on a couple of occasions.
Declan Rice was occasionally outnumbered but got through fair share of important work
MASON MOUNT 5.5
Few flashes of trademark movement, energy and pressing in first half, and goal threat in second but not enough.
RAHEEM STERLING 5.5
Looked capable of posing threat in behind but unable to get into the game enough to influence it.
HARRY KANE 7.5
Involved throughout. Coolly reached his half century from spot after missing two chances he’d expect to take.
Raheem Sterling was unable to get into the game enough to influence it on Tuesday night
Bellingham 7 (for Phillips 15)
Grealish 7.5 (for Mount 73)
Not used: James, Pope, Guéhi, Coady, Ward-Prowse, Gallagher, Bowen, Alexander-Arnold, Ramsdale, Abraham
GARETH SOUTHGATE 6
Reverted to back four but defensively uncertain. Germany should have put game to bed but credit for staying in it.
Neuer 7.5; Klostermann 7.5, Rudiger 8, Schlotterbeck 7; Hofmann 7 (Gnabry 65, 6), Kimmich 8.5, Gundogan 7.5, Raum 7.5; Muller 6.5 (Goretzka 76, 6), Musiala 8 (Werner 65, 6); Havertz 6.5.
Subs not used: Stach, Kehrer, Nmecha, Trapp, Süle, Henrichs, Sané, Brandt, Baumann
Carlos del Cerro Grande (SPA) 7
Let game flow by ignoring players going over easily. Right call for penalty following review.