England Rally In Six-goal Germany Thriller To Ease Pressure On Southgate
Muhammad Irfan Published September 27, 2022 | 08:30 AM
London, Sept 27 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Sep, 2022 ) :Gareth Southgate hopes England will feel the benefit of being put under intense pressure in recent days at the World Cup after fighting back from 2-0 down to salvage a 3-3 draw against Germany on Monday.
The knives were being sharpened for Southgate after his faith in Harry Maguire backfired for two German goals early in the second half.
Centre-back Maguire has been publicly backed by the England boss despite being dropped at club level by Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.
England had failed to score from open play in any of their opening five games in Group A3.
But two goals in three minutes transformed the atmosphere around Wembley and the scrutiny on Southgate's position heading to Qatar.
Luke Shaw was also restored to the starting line-up despite his lack of game time at United and started the fightback by volleying in at the back post.
Moments later, two of Southgate's substitutes combined to deadly effect as Bukayo Saka set up Mason Mount to curl home.
Yet, there was more drama to come as Nick Pope spilled Serge Gnabry's shot and Havertz pounced on the rebound to snatch Germany a point.