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Germany women 2-2 England women

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Highlights: Germany Women 2-2 England Women
2018 SheBelieves Cup, United States
Remaining England fixture: v USA (Thursday, 8 March, 00:00)
Coverage: Watch on BBC Red Button, live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

England women were left to rue defensive blunders as they twice fought back to draw with Germany in the SheBelieves Cup in New York.

In new head coach Phil Neville's second match in charge England fell behind to Hasret Kayikci's fortunate opener.

The Lionesses levelled when the ball deflected in off Ellen White but Germany regained the lead after an own goal from Mille Bright.

White then scored the pick of the goals when she broke clear and finished well.

England will win the four-team round robin tournament if they beat hosts United States in their final match on Thursday.

Neville's side had begun the tournament with a 4-1 win over France and he made five changes to the side which started that match.

Germany went ahead in the 17th minute after a scramble inside the box culminated in Demi Stokes' attempted clearance ricocheting off Kayikci's boot and in.

England equalised immediately from the kick-off when Fara Williams' long-range effort deflected in off White.

Germany regained the advantage shortly after half-time when goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain's clearance bounced back off the heel of Bright and into the net.

However, England got themselves back on terms with 17 minutes left thanks to White, who kept her cool after she beat the Germany offside trap and clipped the ball past Almuth Schult.

Both sides had chances to win it in the remainder of the game with Alexandra Popp heading over, while White and Rachel Daly shot straight at Schult from good positions.

Beckham helps with team talk

David Beckham, Jodie Taylor

England coach Neville called upon a familiar face in David Beckham to deliver a pre-match pep talk to this players.

Neville was a team-mate of Beckham for both England and Manchester United during their playing days.

Beckham, who captained the Three Lions and won 115 caps for his country from 1996 to 2009, was in the dressing room at the Red Bull Arena to offer a few words of wisdom to England's players.

He was also spotted on the England bench during the match and Neville said: "The minute I got the job, he said he was coming to this match against Germany."

England striker Jodie Taylor, a 90th-minute substitute in the match, posted a picture on Twitter of Beckham's visit to the dressing room.

The 42-year-old recently launched his long-planned Major League Soccer team in Miami having spent five years with LA Galaxy as a player.

'Heads might have dropped in the past'

Analysis by former England forward Sue Smith

In the past heads would have gone down when they went behind but the fact that England now have that resilience allowed them to get back into the game.

England have very good foundations from their two previous managers, Hope Powell and Mark Sampson. Now Phil Neville just has to take it on his way.

There were a few pictures on social media with David Beckham and the England squad when he popped in to see them earlier and that's really nice.

We saw Jodie Taylor getting a picture with him and that's what Neville will bring.

Line-ups

Germany

  • 1Schult
  • 22KemmeSubstituted forDoorsounat 90'minutes
  • 3Hendrich
  • 8GoeßlingSubstituted forElsigat 87'minutes
  • 17Faißt
  • 19HuthSubstituted forSchüllerat 75'minutes
  • 16DallmannSubstituted forMagullat 45'minutes
  • 10Marozsán
  • 13DäbritzSubstituted forIslackerat 72'minutes
  • 23KayikciSubstituted forBlässeat 45'minutes
  • 11Popp

Substitutes

  • 2Elsig
  • 4Maier
  • 7Klasen
  • 9Islacker
  • 12Benkarth
  • 14Blässe
  • 15Doorsoun
  • 20Magull
  • 21Schlüter
  • 26Beck
  • 27Schüller

England

  • 13Chamberlain
  • 2Bronze
  • 15McManus
  • 6Bright
  • 3Stokes
  • 8ScottSubstituted forChristiansenat 67'minutes
  • 4WilliamsSubstituted forWalshat 59'minutes
  • 10KirbySubstituted forTaylorat 90'minutes
  • 19LawleyBooked at 84minsSubstituted forDalyat 84'minutes
  • 18White
  • 11DugganSubstituted forParrisat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bardsley
  • 7Parris
  • 9Taylor
  • 12Blundell
  • 14Greenwood
  • 16Christiansen
  • 17Daly
  • 20Stanway
  • 21Telford
  • 22Walsh
  • 23George
Referee:
Karen Abt
Attendance:
7,882

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamEngland
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 2, England 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Germany 2, England 2.

Attempt missed. Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Millie Bright.

Attempt blocked. Alexandra Popp (Germany) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Mandy Islacker with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Kathrin Hendrich (Germany) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dzsenifer Marozsán with a cross.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Millie Bright.

Attempt blocked. Alexandra Popp (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Sara Doorsoun replaces Tabea Kemme.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Jodie Taylor replaces Francesca Kirby.

Alexandra Popp (Germany) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nikita Parris (England).

Attempt saved. Rachel Daly (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Johanna Elsig replaces Lena Goeßling.

Attempt missed. Lina Magull (Germany) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mandy Islacker with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Nikita Parris.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Rachel Daly replaces Melissa Lawley.

Booking

Melissa Lawley (England) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Verena Faißt (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Melissa Lawley (England).

Attempt blocked. Alexandra Popp (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anna Blässe.

Attempt missed. Isobel Christiansen (England) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ellen White (England) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Alexandra Popp (Germany) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Dzsenifer Marozsán with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Abbie McManus.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Abbie McManus.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Lea Schüller replaces Svenja Huth.

Goal!

Goal! Germany 2, England 2. Ellen White (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Demi Stokes.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Mandy Islacker replaces Sara Däbritz.

Offside, Germany. Dzsenifer Marozsán tries a through ball, but Anna Blässe is caught offside.

Foul by Lena Goeßling (Germany).

Nikita Parris (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Isobel Christiansen replaces Jill Scott.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Nikita Parris replaces Toni Duggan.

Offside, England. Toni Duggan tries a through ball, but Demi Stokes is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Verena Faißt (Germany) because of an injury.

Verena Faißt (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 4th March 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England21106334
2USA21102114
3Germany201123-11
4France201125-31
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