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Luke Reddy

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  1. 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.

    Germany celebrate

    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.

    For more live text action, keep tabs on our Hull City v Tottenham offering here.

  2. Thanks for coming, sorry for the first half

    England 0-3 Germany

    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?"

  3. Tough lessons but needed

    England 0-3 Germany

    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."

  4. 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."

  5. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    Celia Sasic
  6. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    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."


    England 0-3 Germany

    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.

  8. World Cup on BBC Sport

    Have you enjoyed this?

    If so, you're in for a treat as the BBC will broadcast every game from next year's World Cup in Canada.

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

  9. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

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

  10. CLOSE!

    England 0-3 Germany

    Jill Scott bursts through the German defence, 12 yards out, a chance to send the vocal crowd home with 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.


    England 0-3 Germany

    Manuel Neuer

    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.


    England 0-3 Germany

    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.

  13. Watch highlights

    England 0-3 Germany

    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.

    Celia Sasic

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

  14. A big turn out

    England 0-3 Germany

    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.

  15. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

    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

  16. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    Celia Sasic
  17. 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.

  18. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

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

  19. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    Annike Krahn of Germany is tackled by Lianne Sanderson

    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.


    England 0-3 Germany

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

  21. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    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.

  22. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    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.

  23. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    Anja Mittag
  24. Text us on 81111

    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.

  25. Join the debate at #bbcengvger

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

  26. 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.


    England 0-3 Germany

    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.

  28. Race on the Wembley turf...

    England 0-3 Germany

    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!"

    Germany celebrate
  29. The half-time analysis

    England 0-3 Germany

    BBC Sport stats
  30. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

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

  31. Machine-like outfit

    England 0-3 Germany

    Like the German factory lines, their teams are efficient.

    German factory line

    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.

  32. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    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.

    Chapter points
  33. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

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

  34. Post update

    England 0-3 Germany

    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."


    England 0-3 Germany

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

  36. GOAL

    England 0-3 Germany - Celia Sasic

    Celia Sasic
    Celia Sasic

    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.

  37. Post update

    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."

  38. CLOSE!

    England 0-2 Germany

    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.

  39. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

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

  40. OUCH

    England 0-2 Germany

    England left-back Demi-Lee Stokes has a pass fizzed at her and she spots the opportunity to flick a ball on to a team-mate.

    She does not account for the pace on the ball to her and flicks the ball crisply and probably painfully into her own face.


  41. Reasons for hope...

    England 0-2 Germany

    Nadine Angerer
  42. Post update

    England 0-2 Germany

    Former England forward Sue Smith on BBC Two

    "It paid off. That takes a lot of guts to do that. She was just offside. Lianne Sanderson stepped up at the right time. It's very lucky but confident too.

    "You've got to make sure everyone is on the same page with that. Luckily they were for England."


    England 0-2 Germany

    England boss Mark Sampson may want to work on defending set pieces after this showing.

    A Melanie Behringer leaves the Three Lionesses star gazing and Melanie Leupolz powers a header through Karen Bardsley. The offside flag saves the day.

    Well done on holding your line England but it feels like a risky ploy.

  44. Join the debate at #bbcEngvGer

    L Higgins: England are far behind the likes of Germany. It's unfortunate but that's the reality that Sampson is facing.

  45. CLOSE!

    England 0-2 Germany

    This is the closest England have come since hitting the bar in the opening minute but the effort is unconventional to say the least.

    Jordan Nobbs - the same player who rattled the woodwork - meets a header 35 yards from goal and German keeper Almuth Schult clasps it but almost carries the ball over the line. It's close enough for slow motion replays to be needed and my word, she diced with death there.

  46. Mustering bluster but Germans not flustered

    England 0-2 Germany

    BBC Sport's Anna Thompson at Wembley: "The England band are geeing up the Wembley crowd and every time England get anywhere near Germany's penalty area, the noise is deafening. But try as they might, England cannot force a decent chance and it remains advantage the European champions."

  47. Roaring and scoring

    England 0-2 Germany

    Silvia Neid

    Bellowing instructions from the touchline, Germany head coach Silvia Neid does not look satisfied.

    She has plenty of experience to draw on having taken the helm in 2005, tww years before Germany claimed their last women's World Cup.

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    England 0-2 Germany

    The enthusiasm is there from support and England players, of that there can be no doubt. A burst from Lianne Sanderson creates a crossing opportunity and the roar from supporters is electric. Her delivery cannot ignite things further.

    England will kick themselves for handing the initiative in the way they have.

  49. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

    Paul: They need to settle down a bit. Get one will get three.

    Nitin Chauhan: Let's hope it's not a basketball kind of score‼️

  50. Reasons for hope...

    England 0-2 Germany

    Eniola Aluko, Fara WIlliams

    Do not give up hope. Every manager wants to know his side can fire themselves out of trouble and Mark Sampson knows in Eniola Aluko and Fara Williams he has goals in the side.

    Williams has 37 for her country and Aluko 30, though it is the latter who proved prolific in qualifying with 13 making her England's stand-out scorer.

  51. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

    Hayley King: Come on England... we need to stop the counter attack!

  52. Post update

    England 0-2 Germany

    If the quickly deteriorating score line was not painful enough, a replay shows the German opening goal does not belong to Simone Laudehr. It's an Alex Scott own goal. Ouch.

  53. Post update

    England 0-2 Germany

    Former England forward Sue Smith on BBC Two

    "It was a miscommunication between two England players in midfield - then Alex Scott tries to get back and the keeper tries to make herself as big as she could.

    "That's a world-class striker, she only had one thing on her mind and that's to put the ball into the back of the net."

  54. GOAL

    England 0-2 Germany - Celia Sasic

    Celia Sasic
    Celia Sasic

    England huddle to a team talk, this is going very wrong.

    A breakdown in communication on halfway presents Celia Sasic with the ball. She puts her head down, goes on... and on... and on and slips the ball through the dive of Karen Bardsley.

    A disaster. England saw the danger at the exact moment it was too late and sliding tackles were redundant.

  55. Post update

    England 0-1 Germany

    England respond with backbone and Alex Scott surges down the right to force a corner.

    Mark Sampson's side are used to winning and won't go lightly here. Steph Houghton finds space to head at goal but she is offside. A solid response though.

  56. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer

    Colin McArthur: Typical, I go to take my chicken nuggets out of the oven and miss a goal! 1-0 Germany

  57. Post update

    England 0-1 Germany

    Former England forward Sue Smith on BBC Two

    "Alex Scott was marking her and Lianne Sanderson came across to try to help out. I'm not sure if it took a deflection.

    "Having seen it again, I think that is an own goal from Alex Scott, unfortunately for her."

  58. GOAL

    England 0-1 Germany - Alex Scott own goal

    Alex Scott own goal
    Simone Laudehr

    This was not in the script but a succession of German corners see England crumble early on and Simone Laudehr, the Frankfurt defender, meets a delivery flush. It's a glancing header but in from the moment it leaves her head. Well guided and with no-one picking up the back post, deadly.

    Later replays show England defender Alex Scott got the last touch so it goes down as an own goal.

  59. Post update

    England 0-0 Germany

    Former England forward Sue Smith on BBC Two

    "Lianne Sanderson is a good player and a good character. She'll play a bit deeper, find pockets of space and and try to play Sone Aluko in."

  60. Support from the men's game

    England 0-0 Germany (15:00 GMT)

    Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand is one of a number of players tweeting messages of support for England's women:

    Anton Ferdinand tweet

    England 0-0 Germany

    No relaxed Sunday pace to this one as it starts with an assault on goal from the kick-off.

    England's Jordan Nobbs finds space centrally and lets rip from 35 yards to rattle the cross bar. I think the German goalkeeper got a hand on it. No pedestrian pace here. Friendly? What friendly?

  62. Not stuck in the past

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    England coach Mark Sampson: "My players don't take much motivating. They are real street warriors. It will be just as much calming them down as motivating them."

    England have lost 17 and drawn two of their last 19 meetings.

    Sampson said: "We did not really refer to it. A lot of players have been involved in some of those games. But we are a growing team with a new identity and although we've played them a lot of times, it is the first time they have faced this England team."

    Seconds until kick-off, will his words be backed up?

  63. Post update

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    Former England forward Sue Smith on BBC Two

    "This is exactly what the ladies have wanted for years. A lot of people have worked hard behind the scenes for this to happen."

  64. The golden cap

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    Alexandra Burke

    Karen Carney walks to the touchline where a beautifully framed golden cap is waiting for her. It looks a picture and she duly poses for one. Here come the national anthems... Alexandra Burke will sing God Save the Queen...

  65. Players on the turf

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    Atmospheric music plays around Wembley, the teams are in the tunnel and shout encouragement at one another as the signal comes to walk out on the Wembley turf.

    Karen Carney leads the way, 100 caps, no major trophy for her country. Is this the first step towards success at next summer's World Cup?

    England Women line up
  66. German stranglehold

    England women v Germany women (15:00 GMT)

    Wembley press box

    BBC Sport's Anna Thompson is in the Wembley press box: "Wembley is filling up nicely and both teams are going through their warm-ups on the famous turf. England have never beaten Germany in their 19 previous meetings, can they break that hoodoo today?"

  67. A new high for women's game

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    England coach Mark Sampson: "It's a great day for the women's game and we will do our best to put on a show.

    "We couldn't have a tougher game. Germany have won seven of the last nine European Championships and are clearly the team to beat in the women's game.

    "These types of tests will help us move forward. We will give our all, win or lose we will learn a lot from it."

    Today's Wembley crowd - an estimated 55,000 - is the biggest the national women's side have witnessed on home soil.

  68. Carney's special day

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    Karen Carney will earn her 100th England cap this afternoon.

    Karen Carney

    The 27-year-old Birmingham Ladies winger made her international debut against Italy in 2005 and has 23 goals for her country.

    "It is every person's dream to one day play for your country so this is an amazing day," says Carney.

    Manager Mark Sampson added: "She is a genuinely world-class talent."

  69. LINE-UPS

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    England: Bardsley, Scott, Houghton, Bronze, Stokes, Carney, Williams, Nobbs, Duggan, Aluko, Sanderson.

    Germany: Schult, Henning, Krahn, Kemme, Goebling, Leupolz, Behringer, Laudehr, Okoyino da Mbabi, Cramer, Popp.

  70. Join the debate at #BBCEngvGer


    Nikki Blythe: Some of the @Watfordladiesfc 200+ heading to @wembleystadium #WatfordFamily #OurTimeIsNow

  71. Post update

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    Leanne Sanderson
  72. Wembley today, all eyes on Canada

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    England and Germany are among a group of seven European sides already qualified for next summer's Women's World Cup in Canada.

    This game will offer a stiff test of both sides' credentials.

    England have never reached the last four of the tournament, while Germany - winners in 2003 and 2007 - will be desperate to improve on 2011 where Japan were crowned world champions.

  73. A 12th woman, yes; an easy game, no

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    A record women's crowd at Wembley today will pour positivity on to the domestic game, but spare a thought for England's players who have to keep the party rocking.

    In 19 meetings with Germany, they have won a grand total of no matches.

    Oh and Germany are the current European champions too. England need a 12th woman…

    Delia Smith
  74. Wembley for the very first time

    England v Germany (15:00 GMT)

    Wayne Rooney, Ben Watson, Didier Drogba, Carl Froch, George Groves, Bono, Madonna.

    What do they all have in common?


    Appearances at the new Wembley.

    This on the other hand is the first time England's women have graced the new stadium. Yes, it is a friendly, but come on, it's Germany…