Kane penalty secures late draw in Germany

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Harry Kane has converted a late penalty to rescue a 1-1 Nations League draw for England in Germany and leave home coach Hansi Flick unbeaten, but still without a significant win in his reign.

Jonas Hofmann struck the opening goal of the game early in the second half but Kane levelled from the spot after Nico Schlotterbeck was deemed to have fouled him after a video review.

It was Kane's 50th goal for his country and leaves him just three behind the national record held by Wayne Rooney.

"I love scoring goals, I have always loved it especially for my country," told Channel 4.

"Whenever I can help the team I am glad to do that.

"I had a couple of chances earlier, the first one was over the bar and Manuel Neuer made a good save for the second.

"We kept going and played our best football in the last half an hour."

England's return to the city of their famous 5-1 thrashing of Germany in 2001 was low-key at the end of a long season, but Gareth Southgate's side at least have a first point in Group A3 having lost 1-0 to Hungary in their opening game.

Germany have two points having started with a draw against Italy, who beat Hungary 2-1 earlier on Tuesday.

Germany next travel to Hungary on Saturday, when England welcome Italy in a rematch of the Euro 2020 final lost on penalties at Wembley Stadium last year.

Flick is unbeaten in 11 games but remains without a significant scalp, after previously drawing away to the Netherlands and Italy, as the World Cup in Qatar looms in November.

In Cesena, first-half goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Pellegrini earned hosts Italy their win over Hungary whose reply was an own goal from Gianluca Mancini.

In Group B3, Bosnia-Herzegovina went top by beating Romania 1-0 to record their first win in eight Nations League games while Finland beat Montenegro 2-0 to sit second on goal difference.

Turkey thrashed Lithuania 6-0 in Vilnius to make it two wins out of two to lead Group C1 on goal difference from Luxembourg, who were 1-0 victors at home over the Faroe Islands.

With PA.

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