Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse completed the England under-21s’ comeback against Germany after an expert finish put Gareth Southgate’s side 3-2 ahead at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.
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In the final ten minutes of the game, the captain for the evening received the ball on the edge of the area, after another excellent passage of play down the right-hand side. A wonderfully-clever jink of the shoulder wrong-footed Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and allowed the 20-year-old to slide the ball home.
The goal had come just three minutes after Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond had brought England level, when his deflected shot found the far corner.
The home side had gone into the final fifteen minutes of the friendly 2-1 behind, thanks to a well-taken brace by Kaiserslautern forward Philipp Hofmann. The German striker had scored early on in both halves, but a good finish from Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard five minutes before half-time had kept England in the game.
Here is the late goal from the skipper: