Full-time: England become only the second side ever to beat Germany in a World Cup qualifier with a magnificent performance in Munich. Germany 1-5 England.
90 mins: Hargreaves plays a ball over the top of Germany's defence and Kahn has to be quick off his line to deprive Beckham.
England are completely in control and Germany are struggling to get hold of the ball.
83 mins: Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher comes on for Scholes.
78 mins: The outstanding Gerrard is substituted for Bayern Munich's young midfielder Owen Hargreaves.
73 mins: England find themselves two-on-two with Germany when Scholes breaks forward. He squares the ball to Heskey, who holds off Rehmer and slots the ball past Kahn from 12 yards.
Hoardes of German fans start to leave the Olympic Stadium while their English counterparts are understandably raucous.
Germany 1-5 England.
72 mins: Seaman reacts quickly to get to the ball ahead of Rehmer on the edge of England's six-yard box.
67 mins: Gerrard robs the ball from Ballack, breaks forward and plays a superb through-ball to Owen. The Liverpool striker out-paces the German defence before lifting the ball confidently over Kahn.
Germany 1-4 England.
66 mins: Jancker gets ahead of Ferdinand to meet a Deisler free-kick but sends his header wide of the post.
65 mins: Real Madrid's Steve McManaman comes on to replace Barmby on the left-side of midfield.
58 mins: Germany miss a glorious opportunity to pull back a goal. Deisler crosses from the right and Jancker heads back into the path of Ballack. The midfielder volleys his effort high over the crossbar from nine yards.
57 mins: Deisler goes close for Germany with a searing 30-yard drive.
56 mins: Beckham heads clear a Boehme cross to alleviate a period of intense pressure for England.
48 mins: Beckham curls in a delicious cross from the right and Heskey cleverly heads into the path of his strike-partner Owen.
Owen scores his second goal of the game with a right-footed half-volley past the despairing Kahn.
Germany 1-3 England.
Half-time:Germany 1-2 England. Germany bring on Asamoah for Worns. England do not make any changes.
45 mins: Gerrard scores his first international goal to put England into the lead on the stroke of half-time. He takes a Ferdinand knock-down on his chest and lashes an emphatic volley home from 30 yards.
Germany 1-2 England.
45 mins: Seaman makes ammends for his earlier error with a fantastic save low to his right from Boehme.
44 mins: Seaman drops a routine cross and is lucky that the ball does not fall to one of the lurking German players.
Owen celebrates his goal for England
41 mins: Unmarked Neuville takes a cross on his chest and swivels to volley fiercely from 20 yards. His powerful effort goes wide of England's post.
38 mins: Kahn is lucky to be awarded a free-kick for what looked like a legitimate challenge on him by Nick Barmby. The Germans are relieved after having faced a period of incessant English pressure.
35 mins: Steven Gerrard brings down his Liverpool team-mate Dietmar Hamann 20 yards from goal. The resultant free-kick from Jorg Boehme is deflected out for a corner.
30 mins: England are awarded a free-kick close to the penalty spot after Kahn handles a careless back-pass from Deisler. Beckham fires toward the top corner, his effort is bravely blocked by Marko Rehmer and Neville strikes the rebound over the crossbar from the edge of the area.
England are starting to control the game and are creating the better chances.
25 mins: Beckham plays a glorious 70-yard pass to Owen, who outpaces his marker before unleashing a powerful volley wide of the post.
22 mins: Deisler misses a chance when it looks easier for him to score. Neuville plays the ball to the German playmaker and, unmarked from eight yards, he scuffs his shot wide of the post.
19 mins: England claim a penalty after Heskey goes down under a challenge from Christian Worns in the area, but Pierluigi Collina waves play on.
17 mins: England captain David Beckham goes desperately close to scoring another goal for his side.
He curls a low free-kick marginally wide of Kahn's right-hand post.
12 mins: In-form Michael Owen scores an equaliser for England.
England's Ferdinand challenges Jancker
Gary Neville heads into the area breaking Germany's offside trap, Nick Barmby cleverly heads back to Owen and the Liverpool striker volleys home from nine yards.
Germany 1-1 England.
8 mins: England mount their first attack of the match. David Beckham breaks down the right and crosses low toward Emile Heskey, who is lurking on the edge of the six-yard box.
Kahn comes off his line quickly to clear with his feet.
6 mins: Germany, who have dominated the early stages of the match, take the lead.
Michael Ballack crosses from the left, Neuville heads on from the edge of the area and Jancker bursts through to slot past David Seaman from eight yards.
Germany 1-0 England.
3 minutes: England defender Sol Campbell heads away a threatening Oliver Neuville free-kick for a corner.
The resultant set-piece is hit too long and England come away with the ball.
1830 BST: Carsten Jancker and Sebastian Deisler kick off for Germany at a noisy and expectant Olympic Stadium.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1867 times:
But you don´t really expect England not to win games vs. Greece and Albania (!) at home (!!) when these teams firmly occupy the last spots in group 9 (!!!) and have no chance to get to Korea and Japan (!!!!), do you?