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Last-gasp Germany deny England

Published: Friday 25 March 2005, 23.25CET
England 2-2 Germany A last-minute equaliser from Roberto Hilbert keeps the visitors top of Group 6.
Published: Friday 25 March 2005, 23.25CET

Last-gasp Germany deny England

England 2-2 Germany A last-minute equaliser from Roberto Hilbert keeps the visitors top of Group 6.

By Andrew Haslam

A last-minute equaliser from substitute Roberto Hilbert earned Germany a 2-2 draw in England that kept Dieter Eilts' team on top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6.

Composed finish
In an entertaining game in Hull, both sides had chances in the first half but it was the visitors who struck first, Stefan Kiessling driving a left-foot shot beyond England goalkeeper Scott Carson three minutes into the second period.

Instant riposte
However, Peter Taylor's team drew level a little over a minute later, Darren Bent nodding in Glenn Johnson's long right-wing cross at the far post for an opportunist equaliser. Two minutes later and England were in front, Dean Aston collecting James Milner's pass and advancing into the penalty area before driving a shot high into the net.

Carson slip
England had a number of chances to wrap up the win, but were made to pay for their profligacy in the 89th minute as a miskicked clearance from Carson fell kindly to Hilbert, who side-footed in the equaliser from outside the penalty area.

Level pegging
Both teams therefore remained level on eleven points, with Germany top on head-to-head record. England next welcome the section's bottom sides, Azerbaijan, to Middlesbrough on Tuesday, with Germany's next fixture away in Poland on 16 August.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.33CET

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Lineups

England

England

Germany

Germany

1
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
1
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
2
JohnsonGlen Johnson
Yellow Card89
2
VolzMoritz Volz
3
RidgewellLiam Ridgewell
Yellow Card11
Substitution46
3
PanderChristian Pander
4
HuntNicky Hunt
4
SinkiewiczLukas Sinkiewicz
5
DavenportCallum Davenport
5
MatipMarvin Matip
6
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
6
LehmannMatthias Lehmann
7
MilnerJames Milner
7
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Goal48
Substitution79
8
O'NeilGary O'Neil (C)
Substitution90+9
8
FathiMalik Fathi
Substitution88
9
BentDarren Bent
Goal49
9
HankeMike Hanke (C)
10
AshtonDean Ashton
Goal51
10
SenesieSaher Senesie
Substitution65
11
RichardsonKieran Richardson
Substitution79
11
JansenMarcell Jansen

Substitutes

13
CampLee Camp (GK)
12
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
12
TaylorSteven Taylor
Substitution90+9
13
BrzenskaMarkus Brzenska
Substitution88
14
RoseniorLiam Rosenior
Substitution79
16
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Substitution79
Goal89
15
WelshJohn Welsh
Substitution46
17
LudwigAlexander Ludwig
Substitution65
16
WhittinghamPeter Whittingham
14
Callsen-BrackerJan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker
17
SteadJonathan Stead
15
HampelOliver Hampel
18
AmbroseDarren Ambrose
18
MasmanidisIoannis Masmanidis

Coach

Peter Taylor (ENG) Dieter Eilts (GER)

Referee

Jaroslav Jara (CZE)

Assistant referees

Vitezslav Holub (CZE), Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)

Fourth official

Milan Sedivy (SVK)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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