The home side dominated the first half with Gareth Southgate’s men unable to deal with Germany’s energetic and high-pressure system.
And it looked like Hansi Flick’s team would take home a win after an otherwise excellent, Jordan Pickford failed to save Jonas Hoffman’s shot in the 50th minute.
However, as the game neared its conclusion, Jack Grealish and Jarrod Bowen were put to great effect to revive England’s attack and eventually the visitors earned themselves penalties when VAR considered Kane to be boxed by Nico Schlotterbeck. was brought in.
The Tottenham striker sent Manuel Neuer the wrong way to reach a half-century for his country and took him to second place on England’s list of all-time top goalscorers, ahead of Sir Bobby Charlton.
England’s top goalscorer of all time
- Wayne Rooney (53 goals, 120 caps)
- Harry Kane (50 goals, 71 caps)
- Bobby Charlton (49 goals, 106 caps)
- Gary Lineker (48 goals, 80 caps)
- Jimmy Greaves (44 goals, 57 caps)
Kane is now just four goals away from overtaking Wayne Rooney’s record and the England captain was in the news after the game despite some disappointing results.
‘I like to score goals, I’ve always loved it for my country. Whenever I can help the team, I am happy to do so,’ the 28-year-old told Channel 4.
‘I had a few chances first, the first was over the bar and Manuel Neuer made a good save for the second. We kept going and played our best football in the last half hour. Good to have a goal and shame in not achieving it in the end.
“Showing the mindset is really important, going 1-0 down we showed good character to get back in the game and get the result. We are playing against a very good team from Germany. We still have important matches, but before we know it, the World Cup will be here.
England’s preparation for the Qatar World Cup in November doesn’t quite go as planned, with a draw against Germany and a loss to Hungary last Saturday meaning Southgate’s side are bottom of their Nations League group.
But they will have a chance to change all that in their next match against group leaders Italy, to be played at Molineux on Saturday.
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