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Summary

  1. Two goals in last 11 minutes for England
  2. England have won 13 of last 14 matches
  3. Sides could meet at this summer's Euros

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By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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England U21 3-2 Germany U21

Richard Baxter you are right. It all looks rather rosy regarding English football at national level. From some complaining of not having a big enough pool choose from, is the senior squad now spoilt for choice?

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We've been asking who you think should get a place in England's 2020 squad (assuming they qualify) here's a few more to round the evening off.

Kwadwo Boadu: I think Oxlade Chamberlain will be in rather than Nathan Redmond and I would not be surprised if Jon Flanagan will be in rather than Luke Shaw.

Adam Smith: Is it too much of a punt to call Dele Alli into the squad?

Richard Baxter: With all the suggestions being made whatever happens by 2020 it looks like England will have a top squad.

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England U21 3-2 Germany U21

England U21 manager Gareth Southgate on BT Sport: "It was 25 minutes before we started to play with any belief. We were a bit passive in the first 25. It's good we got response we did. They looked a very good side. This is why we wanted these games. That's the standard we're going to face in the summer.

"There's a lot of food for thought in the game. We won't win the U21 European Championship if we play like how we did in the first 25 minutes."

England U21 3-2 Germany U21

England forward Danny Ings on BT Sport: "Our mentality got us through - in the first 20 minutes, we didn't play our game. We ended the half well, then in the second half we showed great character to come from behind."

England defender Carl Jenkinson on BT Sport: "It's a big win, but we don't get carried away. The big one is in the summer."

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England U21 3-2 Germany U21

Stoke and England keeper Jack Butland: Buzzing the lads got the win tonight, showing what spirit and ability we have in the squad! on to the summer now England

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England U21 3-2 Germany U21

Sunderland forward Connor Wickham: Great comeback for England!

Ex-England defender Jonathan Woodgate

"It just shows how good England's team spirit is to come back twice and win - they're definitely together in the dressing room.

"I thought Germany were the better side tonight, but England got the win - if they can do that and go on to win the Euros we'll be happy."

England U21 3-2 Germany U21

England goalscorer Nathan Redmond on BT Sport: "We've beaten one of the best teams we will possibly face in this summer's U21 European Championship finals. At half time the gaffer let us know that the first half was not good enough. My goal took a bit of a lucky deflection, but I'll take it.

On the spirit of the squad: "When we score, we celebrate together. It showed tonight on the pitch."

England U21 3-2 Germany U21

What a tremendous victory for England - 2-1 down, outplayed in patches, but come out 3-2 winners.

England celebrate against Germany
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FULL-TIME

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INJURY TIME

England U21 3-2 Germany U21

We are deep into stoppage time.

CLOSE!

England U21 3-2 Germany U21

What a miss! That should have been the fourth. James Ward-Prowse's tame shot from 20 yards bounces up and catches Marc-Andre ter Stegen by surprise. The keeper parries into the path of Danny Ings, whocan only find the Barcelona man's gloves with his follow-up. The Burnley forward should have scored.

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More of your 2020 selections, surely James Ward-Prowse is worth a shout?

Steve Reed: Are we writing off Daniel Sturridge to injury or is 31 too old to be an international striker now?

Rich: I would have Aaron Cresswell at left back. Why he's been overlooked for a place in the current England squad is beyond me. One of the signings of this Premier League season without doubt.

Michael Koziol: Surely Butland will surpass Hart by then? What about Hughes? Rooney? I'd go for Nick Powell too. And Ox ahead of Redmond.

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CLOSE!

England U21 3-2 Germany U21

Germany desperately look for an equaliser. The ball falls to Serge Gnabry on the edge of the area, but the Arsenal man fires his shot high, wide and not very handsome.

Ex-England defender Jonathan Woodgate

"Great finish by James Ward-Prowse, he just passed that in to the goal. Jenkinson could have gone on his own, but he passed it to Ward-Prowse and what a finish. I've been watching this game and thinking Germany were the best team, but what do I know? Credit where credit is due they've battled to get back in to the game tonight."

England U21 3-2 Germany U21

Arsenal's Calum Chambers comes on for Reading's James Forster-Caskey. Chambers will sit just in front of the backline. There are four minutes remaining.

GOAL

England U21 3-2 Germany U21 - James Ward-Prowse

Who can stop the England juggernaut? What an incredible turnaround. After being largely outplayed by Germany in this half, they now lead. Carl Jenkinson, who provided the assist for the opener, threads a ball through to Southampton James Ward-Prowse, who steadies himself before slotting past Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Germany goal from 12 yards. That's Barcelona's Ter Stegen.

James Ward Prowse celebrates scoring for England
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Ex-England defender Jonathan Woodgate

"He deserves that Redmond, he's been England's best player by a big way and will be happy with that. It's unbelievable that it's 2-2 now - I don't think we've been up to Germany's standard but we're level."

GOAL

England U21 2-2 Germany U21 - Nathan Redmond

I told you he's a future England senior player (see 19:04 entry). Nathan Redmond fires in the equaliser with an angled shot from 12 yards that takes a slight deflection. Game on!

Nathan Redmond celebrates scoring for England
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SUBSTITUTION

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

England bring on Burnley defender Michael Keane for Ben Gibson, while Germany replace Amin Younes with Mainz's Yunus Malli.

CLOSE!

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Despite Germany having more of the share, England still look dangerous on the break. Norwich's Nathan Redmond, who has been lively fizzes in a low shot that is well saved. Moments later, both Danny Ings and Jesse Lingard have shots blocked from inside the area.

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Freiburg's Christian Gunter is a great galloper for Germany down the left. He wins a corner for Germany, but the set-piece comes to nothing.

PENALTY APPEAL

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Now then, was that a pen? James Ward-Prowse appears to body-check Nico Schulz, but the replay suggests it was outside the area. Ref waved play on anyway.

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Good period of play from England in the Germany area, but Jesse Lingard fails to control the ball in order to fire in a shot. At the other end, Jonathan Bond easily saves Serge Gnabry's effort.

SUBSTITUTION

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Schalke's Max Meyer is off and is replaced by Nico Schulz of Hertha Berlin. It's smashing it down at the Riverside Stadium. Very Teesside.

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We've been asking for your England tips for Euro 2020, here's another batch including a familiar name.

Paul Robinson: How about Brooklyn Beckham?

Oliver Whitehead: Ibe will be a massive part of England's plans. Exciting player to watch. Direct and commits defenders.

Stuart Stalley: Rooney will probably still be going, and surely Welbeck above Redmond?

Dave: Will Hughes must be a serious candidate for the euro 2020 side. Best young English centre midfielder, certainly outside the prem, by a country mile and the ability to make a side tick. Not a type of player we have in abundance.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Derby midfielder Will Hughes is coming off and Alex Pritchard, who is at Brentford but is a Tottenham player, comes on. He moves to the left side of midfield.

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Danny Ings is England biggest threat. He cruises down the right then plays a ball back to Jesse Lingard on the edge of the area - the Derby player, on loan from Manchester United, attempts a sidefoot shot, but it is easily blocked.

England's Danny Ings
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England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Fans sitting inside the Riverside Stadium are waving lights around - the new Mexican Wave? Have I missed something?

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Germany are pressing high up the pitch. They are chiefing this second half at the moment.

Ex-England defender Jonathan Woodgate

"Hofmann is lethal - he's had two chances and two goals. This is a very good Germany side and they've found too much space. They had too much space all over the pitch there for that second goal."

Philipp Hoffmann scores for Germany
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England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Hofmann finds the net again with a bullet of a left foot finish from 20 yards. But he fires in a long time after the referee's whistle following another jinking run from the diminutive Amin Younes.

Hofmann will be worth a bit in the future.

England U21 1-2 Germany U21

Back at the other end, England counter, but Danny Ings's shot from 20 yards clears Marc-Andre ter Stegen's crossbar by two feet.

GOAL

England U21 1-2 Germany U21 - Philipp Hofmann

He's only gone and scored again. Julian Korb's cross from the right takes a slight deflection and there's the bearded Philipp Hofmann sliding in with the finish from two yards.

Philipp Hofmann scores for Germany
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England U21 1-1 Germany U21

England have begun well. Carl Jenkinson tries to release Nathan Redmond down the right, but Freiburg's Christian Gunter cuts the out the ball.

KICK-OFF

England U21 1-1 Germany U21

Midfielder Joshua Kimmich - bound for Bayern Munich - and Arsenal midfielder/forward Serge Gnabry are on for Germany.

England U21 1-1 Germany U21

Just a reminder that the internationals week keeps on giving. We have Italy v England live text fun on Tuesday. Ahh the teams are coming back out...

England U21 1-1 Germany U21

So from that first-half performance, which England players do you think can make the step up?

Redmond? Lingard? Ings? Or will we remember them as those who were good at U21 level but never made the grade?

Let me know.

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England predicted starting XI for Euro 2020
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Here's our predicted England starting XI for Euro 2020. What did you think of it? Who do you think will make the first XI?

Tom Sweeney: Will Hughes is already a better technical footballer than those three centre midfielders.

Garath Thorn: Luke Shaw? Don't be silly....Luke Garbutt the next left back after Baines.

Royce Chan: Nathan Redmond? No chance, Darren Anderton all the way

Tony Bignell: No Gary Cahill? You need some experience in that back four!

James Chapman: I remember reading one of these back in 1998 and Paul Konchesky was gonna be Englands future.

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Ex-England defender Jonathan Woodgate

"I thought for the first 20 minutes Germany really dominated, we came in to the game after that and the goal from Jesse Lingard got us back in to it. Without a doubt Germany are on top and dominating, hopefully England can come in to the game more in the second half and start penetrating the goal.

"Gareth Southgate will be looking for his players to push higher and be braver on the ball as Germany are dictating things at the minute."

I disagree with Woodgate - I thought England won that first half on points

Jesse Lingard celebrates
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