The HarryKane Storms Germany; England Wins Friendly
The country where footbal was invented unvelied a new generation in Berlin against the reigning World Cup champions and stunned them in style.
Manager Roy Hodgson threw together a makeshift side, to be sure, but England's newcomers were the telling factor in their 2-3 upset.
Germany is clearly no easy team to beat at any time, so full marks to England for this one.
It did look like a bit of the same-old, same-old at the start, however.
Early scenes weren't all that happy for the visitors as Toni Kroos ended a scoreless first half with this 43rd-minute strike:
Dude's not called the master of long shots for nothing.
You know it’s a good goal when the keeper just stands and stares.
Then began England's own tides of score.
None other than Harry Kane decided to take the stage:
Manuel Neuer may be the world's best keeper, and the Hurricane beats him from that angle. Take a bow.
Duly inspired, Jamie Vardy -- the lead actor in Leicester City's fairytale story this season -- followed with his first international goal and did it in style:
This dude's all about creating magic.
The game didn't end after 90 minutes, and fittingly, that's when England's never-say-die spirit ignited. Time added on was the perfect milieu for Eric Dier.
Kane's teammate at Tottenham rose to the occasion:
The referee had no reason to disallow the goal this time.
That's not always been the case between these two, especially on the game's biggest stage in the days before replay:
That evened up the shades of 1966:
In its own right, though, this result could be an intruiging subplot if these two wind up squaring off in Euro 2016.