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Summary

  1. First England women's game at new Wembley
  2. Record England women's home crowd of 45,619
  3. Both sides won 10/10 in World Cup qualifying
  4. Karen Carney wins 100th England cap

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By Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

England 0-3 Germany

So that's that then, Germany win at Wembley and England's women are still yet to beat the old enemy.

Still, at least it didn't go to penalties.

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Thank you for joining us today for this live text. It's probably worth remembering that a huge crowd turned out at Wembley and women's football is growing in England.

Attendances in the Women's Super League are up by a lot year-on-year and one day, one day, England will beat Germany.

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Thanks for coming, sorry for the first half

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BBC Sport's Anna Thompson at Wembley: "They may have been defeated by Germany but England women have stayed on the pitch to applaud the crowd and have a group huddle. I wonder when they'll next play here?"

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Tough lessons but needed

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England manager Mark Sampson speaking on BBC Two: "Disappointing result obviously. I think we learned some very valuable lessons today in terms of the clinical German finishing and speed o the counter attack.

"I have to applaud the team, the spirit and character they showed in the second half. You have to remember we have six months before this tournament."

Head down time

England 0-3 Germany

England captain Karen Carney made her 100th cap today, she tells BBC Two: "Not what we wanted but we have six months to get it right now. If someone said get it right now or in six months we would take it in six months. They are a strong team.

"We were a bit naive in the first half, mainly in the first 20 minutes. We have to be better, go away and come back, fitter, faster, stronger."

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Former England forward Sue Smith on BBC Two

"Our players are training a few times a week now and fitness levels are improving so much. Players were still running with no cramps in the last minute. And we've created chances against European champions Germany."

FULL-TIME

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Germany manager Silvia Neid knocks out a few high-fives on the bench and well she might.

Her side were a credit to her in their application and dealt with a wave of English optimism - built on the record crowd - ripping the joy from the mood with each strike.

In Celia Sasic they have a finisher and Annike Krahn at the back was simply a mountain. Seven months until the World Cup. Work to do for England.

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The tournament starts on 6 June with the final in Vancouver on 5 July.

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Emma: Stopping Sasic scoring a hat-trick feels like a win in itself. Looked a lot better in the 2nd half #backthegirls

CLOSE!

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Jill Scott bursts through the German defence, 12 yards out, a chance to send the vocal crowd home with something...no. She fires wide into the side netting. A great chance and the roars fall on deaf ears.

Germany probably deserve a clean sheet, they have been outstandingly well drilled at the back.

GREAT SAVE!

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German goalkeeper Almuth Schult has been watching Manuel Neuer it seems. She runs from her line to volley a ball clear as England look to break through with a ball over the top.

Her handling, shot stopping and sweeping up has been superb.

SUBSTITUTION

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Lianne Sanderson makes way for Jodie Taylor. England boss Mark Sampson is trying out a few new faces now to blood experience for next year's World Cup.

Germany aren't even in a gear. This is neutral with cruise control, the roof down and shades on. Cigars at the ready.

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Germany's second goal could be seen as decisive in crushing England's hopes and this is where Celia Sasic started her run at goal. No challenge came and bang, goodnight.

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You can see highlights of all the action under the 'coverage' tab at the top of this page.

A big turn out

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The attendance announced at Wembley is around the 45,000 mark.

A full 10,000 more bums on seats were predicted but the London Underground has been undergoing maintenance work which was expected to have an impact of some degree.

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Antonia Jade Heslop: Great seeing women's football on TV. Much better than watching men trip over blades of grass and biting each other like animals

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CLOSE!

England 0-3 Germany

Celia Sasic banged in a hat-trick in Germany's final World Cup qualifier back in September and she should have had one here. Her header in the six-yard box is tame.

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Jozef Zurek: Both German national sides are quality and so strong. Come on England ladies, get at least one goal

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Annike Krahn of Germany is tackled by Lianne Sanderson
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At 3-0 this sounds like a one-way, tirade of blows against England but the Germans have had to graft and a defensive header by Annike Krahn sums them up.

While they can hurt their hosts with every attack, at the other end they have players who seem to relish the ugly side of the game.

German number five Krahn's stretching header from a dangerous Lianne Sanderson cross is fantastic.

SUBSTITUTION

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Eniola Aluko leaves the pitch and is replaced by Fran Kirby who scored on her international debut in August.

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Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Two

"I'd like to see Fran Kirby. She plays in WSL 2 for Reading and has been absolutely outstanding this season."

And as if my magic, Kirby is getting ready to come on.

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It would appear Mark Sampson has blown a gasket at half-time - though I doubt that happens at international level.

His side have started the second period well and Eniola Aluko is denied by a last-ditch tackle before a Karen Carney free-kick causes some panic in the area.

The Germans though resemble a sniggering boxer, palming their opponents off without so much as a serious blemish to patch up.

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Anja Mittag
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RH in London: Germany are on a different level to England. They are capable of controlling the ball at least and can string together a few passes, England look like they're playing an FA Cup game against a team seven divisions higher.

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Tim Arstall: Really great atmosphere despite the score. Hope to see Carney in her favoured right wing position in the second half. #backthegirls

Footy Pups

Can England ever win the World Cup again? Well, if they do, maybe we'll have the FOOTY PUPS to thank.

Footy Pups is a brand new CBeebies show dedicated to teaching children aged three to six basic sports skills.

Inspired by a desire to get children interested in sport and exercise from an early age Footy Pups focuses on the nation's favourite game - football - the series aims to encourage a new generation of sport's stars, helping them develop key skills through fun activities and games.

Hosted by one of England's most capped footballers, Arsenal's Rachel Yankey, it is scheduled to start in spring of 2015.

SUBSTITUTION

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We are back under way at Wembley and the Germans make three changes at the break. Luisa Wensing, Dzsenifer Marozsan and Anja Mittag are off the bench. The latter two will try to hurt England and have some serious pedigree at this level.

Race on the Wembley turf...

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BBC Sport's Anna Thompson at Wembley: "England knew it would be a stern test against the two-time World Cup winners Germany and they've been given a footballing lesson in the first half.

"It will be a big job for Mark Sampson to lift his team. On a brighter note for the fans here at Wembley, we've just been treated to a mascot race from the Women's Super League 1 teams and I can reveal Vicky the Vixen, who is Bristol Academy's mascot, won by a rather long furry nose!"

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The half-time analysis

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Hannah Thornley: Never impressed by Karen Bardsley. Time for a new England number one

Machine-like outfit

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Like the German factory lines, their teams are efficient.

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We know what the men's side did this summer but their female counterparts are robust, switched on and ruthless.

When defenders have had to head it... they have, when the ball needs a no nonsense clearance... it comes, and when a chance opens up... they take it.

Germany really do look like a good solid side. Well positioned, drilled, strong. This will be win 20 from 21.

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Missed any of the action? With the chapter points feature, available via the live stream at the top of this page, you can jump back to key moments and relive the action.

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Hayley King: This isn't the England we normally see...

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Former England forward Sue Smith on BBC Two

"We were just saying how well England were ending this first half, they were creating chances.

"Germany get one chance and they score it.

"Celia Sasic was in between two England players, with nobody picking her up and it was a free header. The goalkeeper couldn't do anything about it."

HALF-TIME

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There may well be 55,000 people at Wembley but sadly they can all see that scoreboard.

GOAL

England 0-3 Germany - Celia Sasic

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Celia Sasic
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Tabea Kemme delivers, Celia Sasic heads, goal. All over.

That is simplifying it too much though as this was a well-crafted German goal. The visitors worked the ball wide and the cross is perfect, it does Sasic's job for her. Just guide it... she does... turn off the lights.

England 0-2 Germany

Former England forward Sue Smith on BBC Two

"It was a decent effort, a good bit of control. It was a nothing chance, unfortunately she just couldn't get hold of it - I've see her score those in the top corner."

CLOSE!

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Fara Williams displays the instinct which has earned her so many goals from midfield to chest down a clearance and rip a sweet volley at goal.

It's in the bottom corner is it... no... well held.

A goal on half-time would set things up perfectly.

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Tom Chance: Better atmosphere at Wembley for England women's friendly than the men's Euro qualifier. Great sign of development for the game