Lampard ghost goal, 5-1, Kane: The top 5 England vs Germany moments ranked

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Some of the greatest football moments in history have come from the rivalry between England and Germany.

These two European giants have had several thrilling matches that kept their fans on the edge of their seats.

Whether it has been controversial decisions or disallowed goals, both have a long history together on the pitch.

Now, the Three Lions and Die Mannschaft met again in the Nations League on Tuesday night, where the match ended 1 all. Jonas Hofmann opened the scoring for Germany after the break, while England’s talisman, Harry Kane scored a late penalty to secure a point.

Following their 1-1 draw in Munich, we decided to look back on some of the most dramatic moments between England and Germany since 2000.

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5. Three Lions’ roaring in Munich

Michael Owen of England celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA 2002 World Cup Qualifier against Germany

The 2001 World Cup qualifier is likely one of England’s best-ever performances, with a hat-trick by Michael Owen and scores from Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey securing a huge 5-1 win for Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side – despite Germany taking the lead six minutes in.

The win also made the England manager a cult hero after a memorable night in Munich.


4. Dietmar Hamann greeting the old Wembley Stadium

Dietmar Hamann scores the last goal at old Wembley Stadium

Fittingly, the final event in the old Wembley stadium was a World Cup qualifier against Germany in 2002. The game was then decided by just one goal, a skilful free-kick from Dietmar Hamann that beat England’s number one, David Seaman.

This game also saw the end of Kevin Keegan’s as the manager of England after he resigned immediately resigned after the match.


3. The English comeback

amie Vardy of England celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the International Friendly match between Germany and England

Even though it was only a friendly, it was certainly one of the most entertaining matches, and the Three Lions celebrated as if it were something more. After going down 2-0, England pulled off a dramatic comeback, with Harry Kane scoring one goal and Jamie Vardy scoring another only 15 minutes later.

Eric Dier then powered home a header in injury time and earned England a victory against complacent Germany.

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2. Lampard’s ghost goal in South Africa

Frank Lampard 2010 World Cup

Frank Lampard’s ghost goal certainly ranks among the most dramatic moments in England’s history, and not just against Germany.

England went on to get hammered 4-1 thanks to goals from Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski and a brace from Thomas Muller.


England reach Euro 2020 quarters

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Gareth Southgate’s side’s 2-0 win over Germany last year is probably the most recent meeting between the two sides that England fans can recall.

The Three Lions’ first knockout win in 55 years and their first competitive victory over Germany since 2001 came as a result of late goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane against one of the tournament’s toughest opponents.


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