England were on a losing run when they welcomed old foes Germany to the Wembley Stadium on Monday for their last game in Group A3 of the UEFA Nations League this season. They had lost their last two games in the group and were hoping to avoid defeat for the third game running ahead of the visit of the Germans. In the end, they showed character and fighting spirit to battle back from two goals down for a point from the game though it must be pointed out that they could have secured their first and only win in the group if deputy goalkeeper Nick Pope had not made an error late in the game.

The Three Lions started Group A3 with a surprising 1-0 defeat at the home of Hungary. The defeat was then followed by two straight draws against Germany (1-1) and Italy (0-0). The next game was disastrous for England in every sense as they were comprehensively beaten at home by Hungary. The Three Lions recorded their heaviest defeat in several decades with the 4-0 thumping handed out to them by the Hungarians.

England made it two successive defeats in Group A3 with the 1-0 defeat in Italy courtesy the second half strike from new Napoli attacker Giacomo Raspadori.

For the Germany game, England were hoping to produce a positive result in what’s their last outing before the start of the World Cup in Qatar later this year. It was unlikely that the Three Lions will pick up a positive result from the game especially in the first half of the second half, but in the end they managed it through their fighting spirit.

Manchester City star IlkayGundogan (penalty) and Chelsea attacker Kai Havertz scored in the second half for a 2-0 Germany lead before England scored three times to take a 3-2 lead. Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Mason Mount of Chelsea and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur (spot kick) were all on target for the Euro 2020 finalists. Chelsea star Havertz was the recipient of the third Germany goal as the game ended in a 3-3 draw.