Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hodgson Praises Flair in Impressive Win

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hodgson Praises Flair in Impressive Win

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ROY Hodgson hailed the quality of England's comeback in Germany on Saturday - praising the attacking flair rather than the blood and guts often associated with famous Three Lions performances of the past.

Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez had put the hosts in control in Berlin but England rallied and shocked the world champions as Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy struck to level before Eric Dier headed home a last- minute effort to secure a memorable 3-2 win.

It was a night to remember for the Three Lions, but one Hodgson believes was based on the quality of his players as opposed to the traditional England ethos of getting stuck in.

Nights such as the gritty 0-0 draw in Italy which saw Glenn Hoddle's side qualify for the 1998 World Cup or the 1-0 win over Argentina at the 2002 World Cup in which England played with such battling passion spring to mind - but this comeback in Berlin's Olympiastadion was different. …

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