The Twitter Report From England's Friendly Defeat to Germany: Vardy's Dive, Podolski Farewell & More

Sam Sank
90Min

​Germany hosted England at Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night for an international friendly that felt more like the Lukas Podolski testimonial match, considering that it was the forward's last ever appearance for the national team.

Twitter got stuck in straight away as the former Arsenal man gave a pre-match speech to the crowd...

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​​ The match kicked off and it was the Three Lions, who took control, and were almost awarded a penalty courtesy of a blatant Jamie Vardy dive...

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​​ The goal never came for the away side though and the game stayed goalless, prompting Twitter users to get creative...

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​​ Yet, just when it seemed that this classic fixture would be uneventful, the man of the moment popped up to score a belter of a goal and end his career in the national team in the most fitting way possible...

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​​ Joachim Low honoured Podolski with a standing ovation as he was replaced, and in a bizarre move the Westfalenstadion sound system played out the Gladiator theme song...

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​​ Jermain Defoe remained rooted to the bench as England's time ran out...

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​​ As the full time whistle rang, it was the same old story for Gareth Southgate's men, while it was the perfect send off for Lukas Podolski...

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​​ There were some very suspect pundit views as well throughout the night. Here are some of the worst...

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