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England 0-0 Germany

Guest reporter Tyler Edwards-Morgan assesses as Three Lions held by world champions

Friday 10 Nov 2017

My name is Tyler; I am a 17-year-old from Tottenham, north London.

I have been given this opportunity to be in the press box and write up this report for the England v Germany game through my college and the FA.

England 0-0 Germany
  • Friday 10 November
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
  • By Tyler Morgan-Edwards at Wembley

Upon hearing of the opportunity to partake in such an event, I was extremely excited to be involved as I played football myself from a very young age and Wembley in general is a fantastic stadium with an amazing atmosphere.

My experience throughout the day has been an exciting one. I have travelled with some of the fans and walked to the stadium with some of the fans, which was an overwhelming and immersive experience.

After meeting some of the FA’s staff, they helped make the process much more comfortable and helped me become well acquitted in the environment, which was being a member of the press for the evening.

Onto the game itself: it was a fast paced, end-to-end and thrilling game even though it finished 0-0.

There were a number of chances with both teams missing out on scoring easy, almost un-missable opportunities.

The player that had caught my eye this game was Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the central midfielder on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea.

He looked comfortable throughout the whole game, whether it was on the ball leading the counter attack or pulling out some trickery and nutmegging two German defenders in the first half.

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He was the catalyst to many of the England chances throughout the game and played inspired, almost as if he were attempting to send his doubters a message. 

And on the other hand there was the heart to the German’s midfield: İlkay Gündoğan. He bossed the midfield coming up with a number of vital interceptions and freeing his speedy attackers Sane and Werner on the break.

He strung up a number of passes and linked up play well with Ozil and the two attackers aforementioned.

The result was fair, although I do believe both teams were able to steal a win at the end but were not lethal enough in front of goal.

That’s not to discredit the great saves both keepers: Jordan Pickford and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen for England and Germany respectively.

Overall my day has been amazing, extremely eye opening and has allowed me to develop a much larger level of respect and appreciation for those who partake in creating match programmes, advertisements and marketing to attract viewers for the games.

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I would also like to thank my College and the FA both, for allowing me this opportunity this evening.

England (3-5-2): 1 Jordan Pickford (Everton); 4 Phil Jones (Manchester United), 5 John Stones (Manchester City), 6 Harry Maguire (Leicester City), 2 Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), 7 Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), 8 Eric Dier (capt; Tottenham Hotspur), 10 Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace – on loan from Chelsea); 9 Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), 11 Tammy Abraham (Swansea City – on loan from Chelsea)

Substitutes: 15 Joe Gomez (Liverpool) for Jones 25, 19 Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) for Abraham 60, 12 Kyle Walker (Manchester City) for Trippier 72, 14 Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) for Rose 72, 17 Jack Cork (Burnley) for Livermore 87, 20 Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) for Vardy 87

Substitutes not used: 13 Joe Hart (West Ham United – on loan from Manchester City), 16 Michael Keane (Everton), 18 Ashley Young (Manchester United), 21 Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

Bookings: Gomez 45+1, Livermore 59

Manager: Gareth Southgate

Germany (3-4-3): 22 Marc-Andre Ter Stegen; 4 Matthias Ginter, 5 Mats Hummels (capt), 16 Antonio Rudiger; 18 Joshua Kimmich, 10 Mesut Ozil, 21 Ilkay Gundogan, 25 Marcel Halstenberg; 7 Julian Draxler, 11 Timo Werner, 24 Leroy Sane

Substitutes: 14 Emre Can for Draxler 67, 9 Sandro Wagner for Werner 74, 23 Sebastian Rudy for Gundogan 87, 20 Julian Brandt for Sane 87

Substitutes not used: 1 Kevin Trapp, 2 Niklas Sule, 3 Marvin Plattenhardt, 6 Sami Khedira, 12 Leno Bernd, 13 Lars Stindl, 17 Jerome Boateng, 19 Mario Gotze

Head coach: Joachim Low

Referee: Pawel Raczkowski

Attendance: 81,382

By FA Staff