Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan scored one of the goals as Germany and hike team England enjoyed a six-goal thriller in a UEFA Nations League clash played at the start of this week. The City star was one of the five goalscorers during the Group A3 game. He was the recipient of the opening goal of the game.

After a goalless affair in the first half, it took just seven second half minutes for four-time world champions Germany to take the lead through a well-taken penalty from the aforementioned Gundogan. He tucked away the spot kick after the much-maligned Harry Maguire was penalised for a foul on young Jamal Musiala in the England box. The Germans doubled their lead on 67 minutes when Chelsea player Kai Havertz scored the best goal of the game as he left Nick Pope in the England goal with no chance of saving his shot fromoutside the box.

England needed a spark in the game and it was provided by the goal from Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw five minutes after the second Germany goal from Havertz. The goal from Shaw started the fightback for the hosts. The comeback was complete when Chelsea star Mason Mount scored three minutes later. The Three Lions then went ahead for the first time with the spot kick from Spurs attacker Harry Kane seven minutes before the end of the game after the impressive Jude Bellingham was fouled in the Germany box. Four minutes later, the Germans had Pope to thank for their equaliser. He spilled the shot from German substitute Serge Gnabry thus paving the way for Havertz to complete his brace from close range. It was easier for Pope to hold on to the weak shot from Gnabry considering his good form for Newcastle United this season.

After the late equaliser from Havertz, England ended Group A3 of this season’s UEFA Nations League without a win.

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