During the Uefa Nations League match at Wembley, England had a great chance to win, but a late mistake by goalie Nick Pope allowed Germany to equalise. In a game of varying fortunes, Germany appeared to be heading for victory after two careless errors from the unfortunate Harry Maguire gave Hansi Flick's team the upper hand. Despite the defender's difficulties at Manchester United, England manager Gareth Southgate has stayed firmly loyal to him, but the move backfired miserably.
Seven minutes after halftime, Ilkay Gundogan gave Germany the lead from the resulting penalty after Maguire lost possession and hauled down Jamal Musiala. Later, Chelsea's Kai Havertz curled in a beautiful second goal after 67 minutes while Maguire was out of position and without the ball. England was on the verge of suffering their third straight loss until they shown incredible fortitude and tenacity to alter the tide of the match and get within striking distance of what would have been a spirit-lifting victory in their final match before the World Cup in Qatar.
In the space of 12 minutes, Luke Shaw got one back, Mason Mount brilliantly equalised, and Harry Kane's penalty, awarded after Nico Schlotterbeck fouled Jude Bellingham, appeared to have finished an unlikely comeback. With three minutes remaining, a straightforward shot from Serge Gnabry was fumbled by Pope, who was trying to establish himself as Jordan Pickford's backup. Havertz pounced and condemned England to their worst run of outcomes since 1993.