England 3-3 Germany: player ratings from the Nations League game

<span>Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian</span>
Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian

England (3-4-2-1)

Nick Pope An accident waiting to happen with the ball and at fault for Germany’s equaliser. Unconvincing as Jordan Pickford’s deputy. 3

John Stones Replaced Kyle Walker after returning from suspension and looked assured before succumbing to injury. Calm interceptions and decent passing. 6

Eric Dier Solid during the first half, but was less sure of himself when Germany altered their approach in the second half. 6

Harry Maguire First he lost possession, then he clumsily conceded a penalty. Also lost the ball in the build-up to Germany’s second. 3

Reece James A mixed bag. Some iffy defending, particularly for Germany’s third, but involved in England’s first two goals. 6

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Jude Bellingham Worked hard and increased in influence in the second half. Involved in England’s first goal and won their penalty. 8

Declan Rice Battled to close space and keep Germany’s creators under wraps. But England’s lack of a midfield conductor hurts them. 7

Luke Shaw Energetic after a slow start. Created one of England’s best chances and hauled his team back into the game with his goal. 7

Phil Foden Busy at times but his final ball was poor. Wasted several opportunities to make easy chances for his fellow attackers. 5

Raheem Sterling An improvement on his display against Italy. Finished weakly when through on goal but his pace unsettled Germany’s high line. 6

Harry Kane Dropped deep to cause problems and whistled a volley wide. Nerveless from the spot to put England 3-2 up. 7


Kyle Walker Replaced the injured Stones and was exposed by Germany on the break, 6. Mason Mount Came off the bench to ignite Wembley with a superb equaliser, 7. Bukayo Saka Playing in his natural position, he glided through tackles to set up Mount’s goal. Almost won it for England late on, 8. Jordan Henderson, 6.

Germany (4-2-3-1)

Marc-André ter Stegen Saved well from Sterling and Saka but was powerless to prevent any of England’s goals. 7

Thilo Kehrer Went down looking for a penalty in the first half. Got into good positions but his end product was lacking. 5

Niklas Süle The big centre-back crumbled as England turned the game on its head. The lack of solidity is a concern for Hansi Flick. 4

Nico Schlotterbeck He did not convince. Struggled to deal with Sterling’s speed and gave away England’s penalty with a crude foul on Bellingham. 4

David Raum The left-back had plenty of crossing opportunities but his crossing was average. Germany needed more incisiveness from him. 5

Joshua Kimmich Controlled the midfield for long spells and went close from long range. Exposed when England fought back. 6

Kai Havertz pounces on Nick Pope’s error to make it 3-3.
Kai Havertz pounces on Nick Pope’s error to make it 3-3. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Ilkay Gündogan Gave Germany the lead with a calm penalty but offered his back four little protection when the tide turned. 6

Jonas Hofmann The Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder is valued for his versatility, but he struggled to make an impact before his half-time substitution. 5

Jamal Musiala Quiet in a central role during the first half, he caused havoc after moving to the right after half-time. Won Germany’s penalty. 7

Leroy Sané The Bayern Munich winger drifted inside too much but he pressed well to dispossess Maguire when Germany went 2-0 up. 6

Kai Havertz Ineffective as Germany’s focal point but stirred in a deeper role and scored a beauty to make it 2-0. Rescued Germany with his second goal. 8


Timo Werner Opened the game up for Germany after replacing Hoffman. Missed chances in trademark fashion but played the pass for Havertz’s first goal, 7. Serge Gnabry Replaced Sané and fired in the shot that Pope spilled for Havertz’s equaliser, 6. Robin Gosens, 6. Thomas Müller, 6. Armel Bella-Kotchap, 6.