Shots (on Goal) 10(3) 14(6)
Fouls 11 15
Corner Kicks 3 6
Offsides 0 5
Time of Possession 55% 45%
Yellow Cards 0 1
Red Cards 0 0
Saves 4 1
Stadium: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Match Time: 19:45 UK
1 René Adler 1 David James
5 Heiko Westermann 5 Matthew Upson
17 Per Mertesacker 6 John Terry
16 Marvin Compper 3 Wayne Bridge
3 Arne Friedrich 2 Glen Johnson
6 Simon Rolfes 4 Gareth Barry
8 Jermaine Jones 8 Michael Carrick
14 Piotr Trochowski 10 Stewart Downing
7 Bastian Schweinsteiger 7 Shaun Wright-Phillips
11 Miroslav Klose 9 Jermain Defoe
18 Mario Gomez 11 Gabriel Agbonlahor
15 Thomas Hitzlsperger Joleon Lescott 13
12 Tim Wiese Peter Crouch 20
10 Lukas Podolski Jimmy Bullard 18
4 Serdar Tasci Scott Parker 17
2 Andreas Hinkel Paul Robinson 22
20 Tobias Weis Darren Bent 21
13 Marco Marin Ashley Young 19
19 Marcel Schäfer Scott Carson 12
9 Patrick Helmes Curtis Davies 16
Michael Mancienne 15
Micah Richards 14
Tim Wiese for René Adler (45)
Scott Carson for David James (45)
Patrick Helmes for Miroslav Klose (45)
Darren Bent for Jermain Defoe (45)
Marco Marin for Jermaine Jones (45)
Ashley Young for Gabriel Agbonlahor (77)
Lukas Podolski for Mario Gomez (57)
Peter Crouch for Shaun Wright-Phillips (90)
Serdar Tasci for Arne Friedrich (68)
Marcel Schäfer for Marvin Compper (77)
Shaun Wright-Phillips (30)
· Club Squads: Germany | England
Updated: November 19, 2008, 8:00 AM UK
John Terry provided England with the perfect end to 2008 by nodding home a late winner to beat Germany in Berlin.
• Terry relief at late salvo
Terry sent 7,000 visiting fans into raptures when he got his head to Stewart Downing's curling free-kick six minutes from time, making up for a joint blunder with Scott Carson that let the hosts back into a contest they had been dominated in.
Derided as a meaningless fixture, the friendly will instead go down as an important staging post in Fabio Capello's tenure, with Terry's central defensive partner Matthew Upson putting England on their way to a richly-deserved triumph with a close range finish midway through the opening period.
Four goals in Zagreb excepted, there is no doubt England were more organised and effective that at any previous stage of Capello's time in charge.
The Italian may be being paid handsomely but if he can find a cure for mistakes which are occurring far too often, the dividend looks like being rich.
When the Three Lions analyse 2008, there will be a massive gap in the middle when they should have been at the European Championships.
That absence was not Capello's fault of course. Yet if the by-product of two years' abject failure under Steve McClaren is a coach with vision, willpower and knowledge, maybe the pain was worthwhile.
Capello has always said his is an evolving process. And this England was markedly different to the one he turned out against Switzerland last February, both in performance and personnel.
Only three of the players that started against a German side lacking Michael Ballack, Philipp Lahm and Torsten Frings featured against the Swiss, when England were hesitant, fearful and fortunate to win.
However, it appeared they had spent the intervening nine months training together every day such was the cohesion they showed and adherence to a gameplan Capello has vowed there was no need to change despite suffering the loss of so many major players.
Germany's only first-half threat came through the excellent set piece delivery of Bastian Schweinsteiger, with Heiko Westermann sending a powerful header just over.
It never could be another 1966, 1990, 1996 or 2001 but the noise of German fans whistling their own team off the field at the interval in its own way provided a memory to cherish.
The major disappointment was England only had one goal to shout about by the break.
Aside from a good effort from debutant Gabriel Agbonlahor, Shaun Wright-Phillips came close on a couple of occasions and Downing forced an excellent save out of Rene Adler.
After the Jens Lehmann era, it seemed somehow fitting Germany should concede to a kamikaze goalkeeping blunder.
Adler came to punch Downing's corner with purpose after an Upson effort had been deflected wide. He missed it completely.
Agbonlahor probably should have bundled home. Instead, the ball bounced down off the striker and Upson launched himself at it, prodding his first England goal into an empty net.
In four successive appearances, Upson looks accomplished and more than just a mere stand-in. The same is true of Downing. And after nutmegging Schweinsteiger he drilled a low shot narrowly wide.
Then Wright-Phillips nearly scored in memorable fashion after a mazy run before substitute Darren Bent beat the German offside trap, skipped round replacement keeper Tim Wiese and looked to tap into an empty net.
Had he done so, the game would have been over. Instead, with glory beckoning he half tripped over his own feet, half lost his balance. The result was a glaring miss. The consequences were huge as England's age old capacity to shoot themselves in the foot reared its ugly head again.
As he could see the whole picture, in particular Patrick Helmes bearing down at some speed, Scott Carson, on his first England appearance since his nightmare against Croatia 12 months ago, should have taken charge of the situation. Sensing hesitation, Terry should simply have whacked it onto the running track behind the visitors' goal.
Between them they did neither, allowing Helmes to stick out a leg as Terry tried to shepherd the ball to Carson, nudge it through the helpless keeper's legs and gleefully skip past. Even Helmes' granny would not have missed what remained.
That England recovered their composure so quickly is another glowing testament to Capello's managerial abilities.
When Wright-Phillips saw his thunderbolt shot crash to safety off a post 11 minutes from time, it seemed the win England deserved would elude them. Terry had other ideas.
Terry relief at late salvo
England captain John Terry revealed his relief after making amends for his goal-costing blunder by heading the winner in a 2-1 victory over Germany in Berlin.
Terry, one of only three first-choice players in Fabio Capello's line-up, said: ''It was a good performance and it would have been an injustice had we ended up drawing the game.
''The conditions with the swirling wind made it difficult to get the ball down in play in the first half but in the second period we played a lot better and deserved the win.
''For me personally it's a great feeling to lead the side to victory in Germany, particularly after losing the game with them at Wembley 15 months ago.''
Terry added: ''I hold my hands up. I am to blame for their goal. There is no blame at all attached to Scott.
''I should have dealt with the situation better. Someone of my experience should have cleared the ball.
''But I am relieved that I had the chance to make amends by going down the other end and getting the winner.
''I told Stewart to hold the ball up at the far post and I managed to get in front of their centre-half and head it home.''
Terry was full of praise for the young line-up that Capello was forced to field after being denied eight senior players through injury.
He said: ''The youngsters can be proud of themselves and I thought Gabby (Gabriel Agbonlahor) did fantastically well.
''I think these youngsters have given the manager a difficult problem for the future when he comes to picking his side.
''This is a great way to finish the year. We started it quite slowly but have got our confidence back and have got the fans back on our side.''