Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Last Time the Two Teams Met

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Last Time the Two Teams Met

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Byline: ALISTAIR STRAYTON

1 September 2001.

Germany 1 England 5

Hmmm, this one rings a bell. Wasn't this the match when we all agreed thatSven-Goran Eriksson was a manager whose tactical genius and motivatonal prowesswere going to usher in a new era of English dominance in football? For readersunder six years old, or those who spent the first half of the decade in a cave,a brief re-cap ... After just six minutes of a World Cup qualifier that Englandhad to win, the home side scored through a Carsten Jancker tap-in. But sixminutes later, England had equalised through a Michael Owen volley and OliverKahn couldn't stop Steven Gerrard's 25- yard shot just before half time to seethe visitors go in 2-1 up. Three minutes into the second half, Emile Heskey setup Owen for his second and England's third and it became clear somethingspecial was on the cards. Owen completed his hat-trick on 66 minutes whileHeskey fired in the coup-de-grace eight minutes later. …

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