Germany outclass England 4-1 to reach Quarter Finals

Germany have comprehensively beaten England 4-1 to make it through to the World Cup quarter-finals after two goals in quick succession in the second half from Thomas Muller put the game beyond doubt and sent England crashing out of the tournament

The youth and skill of Germany overpowered a slow and ageing English side with Wayne Rooney unsighted up forward for England and he finished the tournament without scoring a goal.

The first half heated up after Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski scored goals for the Germans within the first 32 minutes before Matthew Upson pulled one back for the Brits.

A couple of minutes later the score should have been two-all when a Frank Lampard strike clearly crossed the goal line and was disallowed by the referee which added to England’s woes.

England attacked more in the second half and they were twice caught napping when the speed of Germany on the break resulted in two goals to Thomas Muller at the 67th and 70th minute mark and it was goodnight England as the Germans went to a 4-1 lead.

Germany vs England Result

Germany 4
England 1

20m Miroslav Klose (Ger)
32m Lukas Podolski (Ger)
37m Matthew Upson (Eng)
67m Thomas Muller (Ger)
70m Thomas Muller (Ger)

48m Arne Friedrich (Ger)
82m Glen Johnson (Eng)

Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Arne Friedrich, Per Mertesacker, Jerome Boatengv, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose

72m Piotr Trochowski/Thomas Müller
72m Mario Gomez/Miroslav Klose
83m Stefan Kiessling/Mesut Özil

David James, Glen Johnson, Matthew Upson, John Terry, Ashley Cole, James Milner, Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard, Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney

64m Joe Cole/James Milner
72m Emile Heskey/Jermain Defoe
87m Shaun Wright Phillips/Glen Johnson

Germany will now play the winner of the Argentina and Mexico clash in the quarter finals.

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