Not even David Button's impressive display in goal could keep England's winning run intact.
Germany 1-0 England
International U19 Friendly
Wednesday 14 November 2007
Waldstadion Kaiserlinde, Elversberg
England U19s' unbeaten run came to an end on a cold Wednesday night in Germany.
After clocking up four consecutive victories, three coming in UEFA Championship Qualifying, the Young Lions met their match in a game devoid of clear-cut chances.
The hosts dominated the opening exchanges and only a handful of smart saves from impressive goalkeeper David Button kept England on level terms.
There was nothing he could do to prevent Germany taking the lead in the 34th minute though. After making the initial save, the Spurs stopper could only stand and watch as Savio Nsereko followed up to slot home the rebound.
England had a great chance to draw level on the stroke of half-time but Ciaran Clark headed just wide.
Chances were few and far between in the second half, the best of which fell to Chelsea's Jack Cork. His effort looked destined to claw England back in the game only for the German keeper to push the ball against the crossbar.
England: David Button, Kieran Gibbs, Jack Cork, Ciaran Clark (c), James Tomkins, Sone Aluko, Jamie Chandler, Lee Sawyer, Hal Robson-Kanu, Henri Lansbury, Tope Obadeyi.
Subs: Krystian Pearce, Jason Steele, Ben Mee, Curtis Obeng, Edward Upson, Junior Stanislas.
Goals: Nsereko 34