England 'held their own' against Germany - Townsend

The Tottenham winger feels that the Three Lions "outplayed" Joachim Low's men for much of their 1-0 defeat at Wembley and believes that Roy Hodgson will be happy with what he saw
England winger Andros Townsend believes that his side "held their own" against Germany despite losing 1-0 at Wembley.

Per Mertesacker headed the only goal towards the end of the first half and the Three Lions were unable to summon a shot on target in response, falling to their second consecutive home defeat.

But Townsend told reporters: "For us to hold our own and only lose 1-0 and outplay them for large parts is a positive.

"We have experimented with teams over the last few games, so I think the manager is happy with us.

"It was a positive performance and a chance for us to test ourselves against one of the favourites for the World Cup and I think we held our own but we couldn't get that breakthrough in the final third.

"That was the only thing that let us down."