After a lackluster first half where no goals were scored, Germany opened the scoring with two back-to-back goals that came from Ikay Gundogan (52′) and Kai Havertz (67′).
England, who are already relegated from next year’s Nations League, seemed to have lost all hope after Havertz’s goal. But after just four minutes, the referee confirmed that Luke Shaw (71′) has netted the first equaliser for England as it was not immediately clear if the ball crossed the line.
Mason Mount (75′) brought England to level terms following a classic striker’s finish from a deft Bukayo Saka pass.
The English home fans, who had booed their football team from the away end in Milan during the Italy fixture, were yet to fully calm down when Mount’s goal was followed by a VAR-assisted penalty decision. As captain Harry Kane (83′) hit the top corner from the spot, euphoria reigned at Wembley.
But that joy was shortlived as Chelsea striker Kai Havertz found the net again for Germany to equalise at the 87th minute. Nick Pope, the England goalkeeper, failed to control a Serge Gnabry shot which fell for Havertz inside the box and he made no errors.
The Wembley clash was the last in national colours for both teams before the upcoming Qatar World Cup in November. Following the Italy defeat and today’s loss, England manager Gareth Southgate will have a lot to think about while selecting his squad for World Cup.
Hansi Flick, who replaced Joachim Low as Germany’s boss last year, would also have some worries with his team not managing a single win from Matchday five and six in the Nations League. Especially the loss to Hungary on matchday seven was hard to digest for the former Bayern boss.
The next Nations League fixture is tomorrow with Group A, Group B and Group J going for Matchday 6. The contest to watch out next is Spain vs Portugal in Group B which will stream in India on Sony platforms on Wednesday from 12:15 AM IST.