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H. Kane
J. Grealish
2 - 0
H. Maguire
Yellow Card
R. Sterling
L. Shaw
1 - 0
R. Gosens
Yellow Card
K. Phillips
Yellow Card

Match Stats

45% 54%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 3
Total Passes 445 528
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That is all from this Euro 2020 last-16 tie, until next time!
England, who won't forget this remarkable victory any time soon, will have to come back down to earth and prepare for a quarter-final clash against either Ukraine or Sweden in Rome on Saturday. Germany, who drop out of the Euros before the semi-final stage for the first time in three tournaments, next face Liechtenstein in September in the World Cup qualifiers.
Sterling, Kane and Maguire all had chances but England couldn't find a first-half opener. Nor could Germany, with Werner seeing his left-footed strike denied by Pickford. Sterling did, however, find the opening goal in the second half as he touched past Neuer. Muller then wasted a glorious opportunity to equalise as he dragged wide before Kane's finish sealed a 2-0 win for the Three Lions, who had not beaten Die Manschafft at a major tournament since 1966 until now.
90' + 4' Kroos swings in a deep free-kick but Phillips and then Henderson rise to clear. Neuer is on the halfway line to start the attack but that won't matter as the full-time whistle is just seconds away.
90' + 3' England have managed two minutes of the four indicated by the fourth official. Pickford, who has made two fine stops from Werner and Havertz, comes to claim and falls to the floor to waste some more vital seconds.
J. Musiala
T. Müller
90' + 2' Muller, who spurned a glorious opportunity to equalise, comes off for Musiala.
90' + 1' There will be four minutes of added time as Havertz stretches and can't reach Goretzka's acrobatic cross. The noise inside Wembley Stadium continues to rise as England approach the finish line.
90' Sane crosses towards the far post, where Maguire heads clear. Goretzka, the hero against Hungary, looks to volley from the edge of the area but he miscues well wide of the target.
89' Kane has now equalled Wayne Rooney for goals scored at major tournaments for England (7), with only Gary Lineker (10) and Alan Shearer (9) netting more across the World Cup & EUROs for the Three Lions.
J. Henderson
D. Rice
88' Southgate opts for experience as he sends on the cool head of Henderson for Rice.
L. Sané
R. Gosens
87' Low throws another attacker on as he brings Sane on for Gosens.
E. Can
M. Ginter
87' Ginter, who was given a first-half caution, makes way for Can.
J. Grealish
86' Shaw intervenes in the middle, taking his time before slotting in Grealish. The Aston Villa captain touches down the left before crossing with his left foot towards the six-yard area. Kane flies in to head past Neuer and double England's lead.
H. Kane
86' GOOOOOOOALLLL! 2-0 ENGLAND! Shaw finds himself in an unusually central position and works out to Grealish, who has space down the left before he arrows a left-footed cross across the face of goal. Kane and Sterling wait in the middle but it is the England captain who produces a diving header to nod past Neuer. Kane grabs his first of the tournament and, after VAR have checked and confirmed he wasn’t offside, puts his side two goals ahead.
84' Kroos angles to Gosens, who heads on for Gosens to the left of goal. Pickford races out to collect but, even without the goalkeeper, Walker seemed to have things under control there.
82' Muller has never scored at the EUROs, in 15 appearances and from 31 shots (2 today). He won't want to see a replay of the chance he has just spurned a moment ago.
81' WIDE! Sterling nearly turns from hero to zero as he needlessly gives possession away. Havertz breaks forward, slotting in Muller, who is played onside by the indecisive Stones as the centre-back can't decide whether to stay or go on the halfway line. Muller has just Pickford to beat as he goes through one-on-one but he drags his right-footed effort wide of goal to the left. England get away with one and Sterling looks like the most relieved man in the stadium.
80' Rice powers forward, chasing Rudiger into the corner, where the centre-back wins a throw-in. Southgate's men continue to press high and are now shifting into, if possible, even more nervous territory.
79' After a long wait for England to set-up their wall, Muller strikes into the four-man protection and the crowd inside Wembley Stadium roar. The Three Lions are just over 10 minutes away from a memorable result.
78' Sterling is only the second player to score each of England's first three goals of an edition of a major tournament (World Cup or EUROs), after Gary Lineker did so at the 1986 World Cup.
H. Maguire
Yellow Card
77' Maguire goes into the book for clipping the ankles of Kimmich. More importantly, Germany get a free-kick right on the edge of the area.
L. Shaw
75' After a powerful inside run by Sterling, Shaw overlaps Grealish, who has been played to by Kane. The left wing-back drills a cross towards the middle, where Sterling nudges past Neuer to open the scoring.
R. Sterling
75' GOOOOOALLL! 1-0 ENGLAND! Sterling powers inside of Rudiger, feeding Kane, who offloads to Grealish. The Aston Villa captain plays Shaw on the overlap and the left wing-back slams a low cross across the face of goal. Sterling speeds towards the near post, deflecting a low right-footed finish past Neuer and into the bottom right corner. The English players wheel away in celebration as Wembley Stadium descends into chaos!
74' Trippier makes it back to his feet and seems fine to carry on. The Three Lions look diagonally for Grealish, however, his first touch lets him down and the chance to attack down the left flank fades away.
73' Trippier sits himself on the floor as he looks to be struggling with his hamstring after swinging a left-footed clearance away. England's physios come on and there will be a short stoppage in play.
R. Gosens
Yellow Card
72' Gosens is needlessly late on Trippier and referee Makkelie has no choice but to show a yellow card to the wing-back.
71' Grealish gets his first touch of the ball but Kimmich defends well before the Aston Villa captain carelessly fouls Havertz. Grealish, however, has gone straight over to the left-hand side since his introduction and he appears instructed to run at the already cautioned Ginter.
J. Grealish
B. Saka
69' At the same time as Werner’s removal, Saka also comes off for Grealish in England’s first substitution of this last-16 tie.
S. Gnabry
T. Werner
68' Werner makes way as Low makes his first change of the game. Gnabry is the man to take his place up top.
67' Kimmich dinks over the top for the inside run of Werner but Pickford communicates well to claim in front of Walker. Cheers then fill Wembley Stadium as Grealish appears to be being readied on the touchline.
66' Sterling offers England a breather as he surges forward and wins a foul near the halfway line. Kroos protests his innocence but referee Makkelie isn't having any of it as he awards the free-kick and exchanges a few words with the midfielder.
64' Phillips hassles Hummels but avoids fouling and forces the German centre-back backwards. Both Phiilips and Rice are on a booking already, will Southgate protect one of them sooner rather than later?
63' Shaw overlaps Sterling but he ignores the passing option and crosses towards the far post. Kane and Phillips look interested but the ball finds the grateful hands of Neuer.
62' Only Kevin De Bruyne (33) has created more chances than Trippier (27) at the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020 combined, with nine of those 27 by Trippier setting up Maguire shots, including two today. His cross this time, however, is easily headed away by Hummels at the near post.
61' Referee Makkelie takes an age as he eventually blows for a foul by Maguire on Havertz. On the touchline, Southgate seems to have sent a few out to warm-up but neither manager have made a change as of yet.
60' Hummels flicks backwards and Saka looks to capitalise but Ginter makes a superb last-ditch sliding tackle to play backwards. Saka stays down and Germany put the ball out of play to allow the Arsenal youngster some quick treatment.
58' Kroos goes short from the resulting set-piece before poking a right-footed cross towards the near post. Southgate's defence head clear as the game approaches the hour-mark.
57' Sterling evades two tackles before exchanging a one-two with Kane. The Manchester City forward, however, runs into trouble, which allows Die Mannschaft to counter-attack. Havertz and Werner combine but Stones does well to give away a corner on the left.
55' It seems like, despite initially seeming like an aerial clash, Kane has banged knees with Hummels but it appears as though he will be fit to carry on for the time being. The English captain takes a minute to compose himself on the touchline before returning to the pitch.
54' Gosens is inches away from connecting with Muller's cross from the right-hand channel before Pickford confidently punches away a clearance. Worryingly for the Three Lions, Kane goes down near the halfway line after running into an arm from Hummels.
52' Sterling is too hesitant as he seems keen to offload to Kane. Germany intercept, however, England quickly regain possession and, sensing the opportunity, England fans are screaming in encouragement inside Wembley Stadium.
51' Kane switches to Trippier, who finds the overlapping run of Walker. Gosens, however, recovers to rush back and clear out for a throw-in. The Manchester City defender sends in a long throw but Hummels heads away at the near post.
49' SAVE! Germany enjoy a long spell of possession, with Gosens crossing in from the left-hand side. Muller contests but doesn't win the duel and the loose ball bounces towards the edge of the area. Havertz connects sweetly with left-footed volley and Pickford reacts quickly to tip over a wonderful reflex save.
48' England’s last four victories have all been by a 1-0 score, as many as their previous 26 wins had been. The only previous year they’ve had five 1-0 wins was in 1990, with two of those wins coming at the 1990 World Cup when they reached the semi-final.
46' Referee Makkelie gets the second half underway!
Southgate will be happy with his team's first-half performance and, arguably, they have got the hardest part out the way with all of the pressure that comes with this game. However, the next task is to build on their positive opening and find that opening goal. Low, in contrast, may feel his men should have created more but at 0-0 this game is either country's for the taking.
After a fairly cautious start, England saw the best chances fall to them as Sterling was denied by Neuer before Maguire headed wide despite being unmarked. Havertz, however, was unlucky not to beat Pickford as the goalkeeper rushed out to smartly save with his feet. On the stroke of half-time, Kane had a glorious opportunity to score but Hummels intervened at the last moment which is why these sides go in level at 0-0.
45' + 2' CHANCE! Sterling powers inwards from the left flank and Ginter does well to tackle from behind. The centre-back's intervention, however, deflects the ball to Kane, who touches around Neuer. The England captain looks like he is set to open the scoring until Hummels produces a magnificent last-ditch tackle to remove the danger.
45' + 1' There will be just the one minute of added time at Wembley Stadium as this tentative first half approaches its finale.
K. Phillips
Yellow Card
45' Referee Makkelie feels Phillips has made one foul too many as he cautions the midfielder for catching Kroos late. The Leeds United man looked slightly high in the tackle too so he has perhaps got away with one there.
44' Trippier chips over the German defence from the free-kick but Hummels does excellently to produce a headed clearance in front of Kane. From the resulting corner, Trippier's cross again gets cleared by Hummels.
43' Maguire plays into the feet of Kane, who twists and turns before being hauled down by Goretzka. Referee Makkelie takes his time before awarding a free-kick just inside the left-hand channel around 25 yards from goal.
41' Phillips surges forward but the long pass runs away from him as Kane looks over the top for his team-mate. Neuer comes out quickly to regain possession and, more importantly, stop Phillips from having a shooting opportunity.
40' Sterling has scored 14 goals in his last 19 appearances for England, after scoring just twice in his first 45 appearances for the national team. All 16 of Sterling’s goals for England have come in competitive internationals, with only Steve Bloomer scoring more with every goal coming in competitive games (28 goals, all in Home Nations matches). He has hardly been involved so far, despite testing Neuer from range earlier in the half.
39' Goretzka slots Havertz through the middle but Walker gets his team-mates out of trouble as he speeds back and intervenes. Stones applauds his international and club colleague as he appreciates what an important interception that was.
38' Gosens manages to stop the ball before it goes out for a corner after some smart work by Phillips on the right-hand side. Werner and Havertz hover on the counter-attack but Phillips smashes into the latter with a strong tackle to recover well.
36' Maguire, who has been commanding and dominant in the first half, drives forward before winning a throw-in on the left flank. The centre-back has been exemplary and continues to lead his men from the front.
35' Kroos drops deep before arrowing over the top to find Muller. He does so but the Bayern Munich man is adjudged to be offside and England get a free-kick.
33' GREAT SAVE! Havertz drifts into a pocket of space before sliding through for Werner, who from the left of goal sees his left-footed strike saved by Pickford. The goalkeeper raced off his line to close down the angle and stop what was arguably the best opportunity of the game as it stands.
32' Kimmich clips in a cross from the right-hand channel and Gosen flies in at the far post. Fortunately for Pickford, the wing-back fails to connect and, instead of having to make a save, the Everton goalkeeper gets a goal-kick.
31' Two chances have fallen to Maguire so far, more than any other English player on the pitch. What would Southgate have given for one of those chances to have found Kane?
29' Germany have conceded at least once in each of their last eight matches at major tournaments (EURO and World Cup), since a 3-0 win against Slovakia at this stage of EURO 2016. Only once have had they had a longer run without a major tournament clean sheet, which was in their first nine World Cup matches between 1934 and 1954.
27' WIDE! Maguire spares a glorious opportunity as he heads wide of goal to the right from near the penalty spot. Initially, Trippier delivers another corner from the right-hand side, picking out the England captain, who couldn't redirect towards Neuer's goal.
26' Trippier's consecutive set-piece deliveries come to nothing before a third corner comes for England, which the wing-back will again take.
M. Ginter
Yellow Card
25' Sterling knocks past Ginter before the centre-back drags down Shaw on the left flank. Unsurprisingly, the German defender goes into Makkelie's book, perhaps for the tackle or for the subsequent dissent that followed.
24' From the resulting free-kick, Shaw delivers but Stones can only find a German head as he redirects back across goal. Neuer then rushes out as he hooks a clearance into the right-hand channel.
23' Goretzka catches Saka late in the middle of the park and the Three Lions have the chance to send forward their centre-backs once more.
22' Saka insists he is fouled by Kroos but referee Makkelie disagrees as he waves play on. The Arsenal man has looked like Southgate's best outlet so far and his starting position has perhaps already been justified.
20' Werner has a lot of space in behind as Muller flicks over the top but Walker speeds back before playing to Pickford. After a tense start, England are growing into this game as they continue to be buoyed on by over 40,000 supporters inside Wembley Stadium.
19' Maguire's smart interception in front of Muller sends England on the counter-attack. Saka and Sterling race forward but the German defence recover well to regroup and usher the two forwards away from danger.
17' CHANCE! After Sterling sees his initial effort saved, Trippier delivers an outswinging corner from the right-hand side. Maguire is unmarked but can only pick out the hands of Neuer as he looks to head towards goal. Two chances in two minutes go abegging for the Three Lions.
16' CLOSE! Rice and Stones work around the back before playing to Sterling, who moves inwards to a central position before shooting from 25 yards. The Manchester City forward's right-footed strike looks destined for the bottom right corner before Neuer turns around the post with a smart stop.
15' This is the 13th meeting between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium. England won four of the first five such games (L1), including the 1966 World Cup final, but are winless in their last seven against the Germans at the national stadium (D2 L5).
14' With Saka winning a foul in the corner, Trippier has the chance to deliver. He does so, finding Maguire, who can only redirect back across goal and Low's men manage to clear.
13' Havertz arrows diagonally for the head of Gosens but his pass goes over the wing-back and out of play. Down the other end, Southgate's men enjoy their first real spell of possession as Rudiger fouls Saka in the right-hand corner.
11' Shaw has two attempts to find a forward in front of him but on both occasions Die Mannschaft intercept. Germany have started well and it may be a case of England having to hold their nerve and weather the storm for the time being.
10' After Rice hauls down Goretzka, three Germans stand over the free-kick right on the edge of the area in a central position. Havertz takes it but England's wall do their job as they block in front of Pickford's goal.
D. Rice
Yellow Card
8' Goretzka breaks through the middle of the English defence, reaching the edge of the area before Rice drags him down. Referee Makkelie awards the free-kick and cautions the West Ham midfielder.
7' Low's men have started the better of the two teams, seeing more of the ball as they patiently look to carve an opening. England, aided by their three-man defence, aren't budging at the moment though as they remain resolute in their defensive duties.
5' SAVE! The first chance of this last-16 tie comes as Goretzka angles a long-range right-footed effort towards the bottom left corner. Pickford moves across before comfortably saving as he eases himself into his first involvement of the game.
4' Kimmich wanders down the right flank before standing up a cross towards the back post, where Walker concedes the first corner of the game. Kroos curls the set-piece in and Walker clears once more.
3' Muller nudges into Maguire, fouling him in the left-hand channel to offer a early set-piece. Shaw whips in the resulting delivery but he fails to beat the first man and Germany head away.
2' Kimmich goes long finding Pickford, which is instantly greeted by cheers inside Wembley Stadium. Maguire tries a long pass of his own and his ball has the same outcome as it races through to Neuer.
1' With the national anthems over and done with, referee Danny Makkelie gets the game underway!
England have won 12 of their 25 games when starting with a back three/five under Southgate (48%), losing eight (32%); this is compared to 24 wins in 32 games when starting with a back four (75%), losing just two (6%). Will Southgate’s decision pay off here?
Low makes three alterations to his team that scraped past Hungary to qualify for this last-16 tie. Gundogan drops out in midfield, with Goretzka, who scored the crucial equaliser last time out, replacing him. Up top, Werner and Muller get the nod ahead of Sane and Gnabry as Germany also line-up in a similar formation to their opponents today.
The big question before the game was whether Southgate would opt for a 4-2-3-1 system or revert to a three-man defence. England do the latter as they make just the one alteration in terms of personnel. Trippier replaces Grealish, allowing for Walker to move into the three-man defence, flanked by the Atletico Madrid wing-back and Shaw on the opposite flank. Saka stays in the team, joining Sterling to support Kane as the Three Lions leave the likes of Grealish, Foden and Sancho on the bench.
SUBS: Ilkay Gundogan, Emre Can, Niklas Sule, Robin Koch, Florian Neuhaus, Bernd Leno, Marcel Halstenberg, Jamal Musiala, Kevin Volland, Kevin Trapp, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry.
GERMANY (3-4-2-1): Manuel Neuer; Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rudiger; Robin Gosens, Leon Goretzka, Toni Kroos, Joshua Kimmich; Kai Havertz, Thomas Muller; Timo Werner.
SUBS: Marcus Rashford, Aaron Ramsdale, Reece James, Sam Johnstone, Jack Grealish, Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Tyrone Mings, Jordan Henderson, Conor Coady.
ENGLAND (3-4-2-1): Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, John Stones; Kieran Trippier, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Luke Shaw; Raheem Sterling, Bukayo Saka; Harry Kane.
In a frantic finale to Group F, Leon Goretzka’s equaliser eventually sealed a last-16 tie with England, courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Hungary granting Germany a second-place finish in the ‘group of death’. Joachim Low’s men got off to a tentative start at Euro 2020, losing 1-0 to France before thumping Portugal 4-2 in an emphatic return to form. Die Mannschaft also have history in this competition, having advanced to the semi-final stages three times in succession since Low took over in 2006.
After all of the positivity surrounding a 1-0 victory over Croatia, England’s 0-0 stalemate with Scotland provided some reality for Gareth Southgate’s team. They did, however, seal top spot in Group D with another 1-0 win over Czech Republic in their last game. Winning Group D means that the Three Lions, who are on a nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions, renew their rivalry with Germany in what is set to be an enticing quarter-final clash.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Euro 2020 last-16 clash between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium.